Archive for category: Australia

/ 10/14/2011 10:12 PM

5 docs from Iran, Japan, Georgia and India run for 5th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)

On 10 October, The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) announced that 37 films from 19 countries and areas have been nominated in this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film.                 APSA 2011 International Jury President, Nansun Shi, made the announcement from the Busan International Film Festival, which was [...]

/ 10/02/2011 3:14 PM

Euro BBC, DRG, Explora and Passion Distrib. sell doc content to Asia Pacific broadcasters

Hot time for doc sellers and buyers from all over the world running to Mipcom 2011, at Cannes. Before the opening of the market, somes doc deals are already announced between European producers or distributors and broadcasters from the Asia Pacific area. . BBC’s “Frozen Planet” gets new broadcasters BBC Worldwide has now sold its natural history series “Frozen Planet” [...]

/ 09/03/2011 9:31 PM

Screen Australia supports new doc coprods between Australia and Europe

Screen Australia has approved funding for a number of documentaries. There are several docs for ABC and Channel Seven including 4 coprods with European companies. Chief Executive Ruth Harley said, “The latest funding round will produce a substantial slate of culturally significant and original documentaries for Australian and international audiences.” NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM FIRST FOOTPRINTS First Footprints Pty Ltd Directors/Producers Martin Butler, [...]

/ 07/25/2011 10:27 PM

Court to Define Documentary (Film Business Asia)

Screen Australia is to go to court to seek a legal decision on the definition of a documentary. By Patrick Frater In Film Business Asia (Mon, 25 July 2011) It disputes the recent Administrative Appeals Tribunal judgement that TV series “Lush House” is a documentary, something that opens the show to claim Producer Offset financing. Screen Australia contends that “Lush [...]

/ 04/22/2011 1:36 AM

Beyond Sells factual content to Thai PBS (Worlscreen)

Raft of programming acquired by Thai PBS