Michael Oher and his family celebrate his selection by the Baltimore Ravens at the 2009 NFL Draft.
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Publishers and studios routinely pay large sums to acquire ‘life story rights.’ Two law scholars explain why the phrase is misleading.
As this picket sign says: lights, cameras, no action.
Katie McTiernan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Some of the ways that streaming has transformed the industry are jeopardizing actors’ livelihoods.
In a tragic accident, Alec Baldwin has fatally fired a prop gun on a film set in America.
In an on-set accident, Alec Baldwin has fatally fired a prop gun. When using weapons on screen, safety must always be paramount.
Top End Wedding/Goalpost Pictures
The 2020 federal budget allocates an additional A$53 million towards screen funding, but there are strings attached.
Babe combined cutting edge visual effects with a moving story of success in the face of adversity that still resonates today.
Avengers: Endgame contained 2,500 visual effects – or VFX – shots. So what are visual effects, and how do they get to the big screen?
Australian drama, documentary and children’s programs deserve better support – removing content quotas may be the way forward.
Oma in Coronavirus & Me.
Social distancing forced most film and television production into shutdown. But a new batch of screen content shows the virtues of bricolage culture - tinkering with what’s available.
Worst Year of My Life, Again!
The federal government’s decision to water down commercial TV networks’s content quotas until the end of the year is another body-blow to the arts.
With commercial broadcasters threatening to thumb their noses at local content quotas, it’s time government finds new tools appropriate for the 21st century television environment.
1917 Behind the Scenes (Universal)
The first world war drama is the latest feature film to claim to be a single continuous take. This list takes a look at those films that have tried and achieved the ‘oner’ before.
A best boy does more than heavy lifting.
If you have ever watched a film’s closing credits and wondered what a “best boy” does, asking a gaffer is a good place to start.
Frances McDormand used her win at the 2018 Oscars to talk about inclusion riders: clauses stars can write into their contracts to improve screen diversity. But are they legal in Australia?
Inclusion riders can improve employment for women and minorities on film sets by calling for quotas. New research suggests this form of discrimination could be legal in Australia.
Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs (1992).
The death of a stuntman while filming a music video in Brisbane has thrown a spotlight on film set safety. Licensed armourers follow strict safety procedures while filming - but firing blanks can still be dangerous.
Television is changing rapidly in the Netflix era, but are Australia’s industry protections keeping up?
The European Union is considering imposing a local content quota on video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. With local storytelling under threat from global tech giants, could such an approach work here?
Movie sets- like this Hobbiton Village from Lord of the Rings- can transform natural landscapes into magical sets.
Movie sets shot on location can leave a lasting effect. But compared to other industries, their impacts are small.
Many Australian films have significant cultural capital that should also be considered when measuring their level of success.
Vincent O’Donnell speaks with David Tiley, editor of ScreenHub magazine, about financing film production in Australia and looking beyond box office numbers to measure a film's success.
I’m going to kickstart something off in a minute.
The taxi driver was mystified by the long queue waiting to go into Leeds Picturehouse cinema on a recent Sunday afternoon. He was clearly surprised when I explained that what turned out to be a capacity…
Got a problem with your script? This man, script consultant Robert McKee, can save it.
AAP Image/dmcpr media
If you’ve seen Brian Cox playing Robert McKee in the 2002 film Adaptation, you probably know what a script consultant does. Following in the footsteps of other internationally-renowned script consultants…
Screen production can enhance our understanding of the complexities of human experience.
In the film industry, research is commonly understood as audience research. Films, in contrast, are entertainment or a form of audiovisual communication. But can film-making also be a form of academic…