Islands in the Stream
In the early 2000s, prestige television shows like The Sopranos, Mad Men and The Wire heralded a new Golden Age of Television. Now, with the proliferation of streaming platforms such as Netflix, Stan and Disney+ competing to release their own original series, are we on the precipice of a new era for elevated on-screen storytelling?
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Future in Retrograde: Storytelling and Inclusion on Screen
The six-part ABC TV series Retrograde – about a group of thirty-something Australians who regularly meet, drink and commiserate online during the Covid pandemic – has been one of the big Australian TV hits of 2020.
Retrograde was shot remotely in June via a series of Zoom calls between the producers, crew, and actors and has been celebrated as an…
We Are Nemeses: Talking Experimental Comedy
Vidya Rajan and Alistair Baldwin are Nemeses, a newly formed and already dysfunctional comedy duo. The pair had their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show cancelled due to the pandemic, but their toxic and unnecessary creative collaboration stops for no one!
Join Vidya and Alistair as they attempt to grab this viral moment and rise to the never-ending demands of content…
Working with Words: Ben Jenkins
We spoke with writer and producer Ben Jenkins about typing incredibly fast, leaving room for joy and writing the worst thing ever.
Working with Words: Libby Butler
We spoke with Melbourne-based screenwriter Libby Butler about Beaches, bolognaise and The Babysitters Club.
Off the Page: Writers on Screen
Off the page and onto the screen, Hollywood conjures the imagination into being … or at least, another form of imagining. This collection highlights discussions with international guests whose work engages with the screen – writing, acting, or adapting – exploring what motivates us to craft and consume stories.
Anything and everything in TV from across our archives.
Kids’ Show Accused of Pushing Ideological Barrow
German 'Sesame Street' logo via WikiCommons
A new book claims that television shows such as Sesame Street propagate radical left-wing ideology. Newspapers across the world - including this Telegraph report, taken up in The Age - have reported on the publication of Primetime Propaganda, by US conservative columnist Ben Shapiro. Shapiro interviewed leading producers of shows like Sesame Street, and concluded they…
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