Industry News Stories

Writers off the record

Mandy Sayer for The Australian I don't know why writers do it, but they do: indulge in a little romance with readers and/or fans before hot-footing it to the airport and on to the next city. OK. I do know why, but boy, it sure is dangerous. Years ago, a famous...

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Five Very Good Books That Made Very Bad Movies

-- Marie Arana The Washington Post Maybe it was seeing "There Will Be Blood," a magnificent movie made from Upton Sinclair's hair-raising Oil!, that started me thinking about how some works of fiction make the leap to the screen gracefully, and others just fall flat...

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Doctor’s script for film recovery

A yearning for better times ... director George Miller. Australia's film industry is not in terminal decline but it needs urgent treatment, George Miller tells Garry Maddox. A more aggressive approach to film financing, more creative training, more emphasis on film...

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By the book

by Jonathan Coe In the course of their famous book-length interview, Francois Truffaut once asked Alfred Hitchcock about his approach to literary adaptation. Hitch's response was as magisterial, worldly and mischievous as one would expect: "What I do is to read a...

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Jack Thompson’s focus on Coast awards

  Veteran Australian actor Jack Thompson and young film-maker and director James Khehtie on the eve of the Asia Pacific awards on the Gold Coast. Photo: Mike Batterham THE Asia Pacific Screen Awards focuses on feature films, but veteran actor Jack Thompson is hoping...

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Hobbit to stay in New Zealand

Protests were held in New Zealand over the decision. (Getty) Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" movies will be made in New Zealand after the government struck a deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros., Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday. Ending almost two months of...

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New Australian Film Stories Workshop

In partnership with Blackheath firm Ink-to-Screen, Macquarie Group Foundation LongLines brings you the opportunity to apply for a LongLines New Australian Film Stories Workshop. How would your novel –published, unpublished, or just carefully worked out – work on the...

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