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Latest ACMA research on kids’ TV brings no comfort to Australian Producers: By Patricia and Don Edgar

The contentious issue of obligatory quotas for commercial children’s television is now under review and has polarised the industry. The commercial networks say the quotas are no longer valid as children aren’t watching and they can no longer afford them, … Continue reading

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Patricia Edgar on Children’s TV: Part Two

Continued from Part One. The ABC and Children’s Programming – The Highs, Lows and Power-plays The promise of the early years When ABC television first aired, on November 5, 1956, children’s programs presented a dilemma. There was no Australian film … Continue reading

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American Film Festival

And yes, if you’ve not seen it, Annie Hall really is that good. It’s a four and a half from me. Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks 20th Century Women (Opening Night) Dorothea is mother to Jamie and he’s … Continue reading

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Spanish Film Festival

As you know, despite spending millions on marketing to get the word out, our arts industry, for easily understood commercial reasons, doesn’t effectively get the word out about whether their products are any good or not. So for the cost … Continue reading

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Vale John Clark

John Clark died yesterday,   a very sad day, he will be greatly missed RIP. This is my all time favorite piece of satire.  Am sure that  troppo can come up with more.

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Irish Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule The Films Atlantic Atlantic tells the story of three fishing communities in Ireland, Canada and Norway who battle big business to maintain their traditional ways of life. ☆☆☆☆☆ IMDB A Date For Mad Mary … Continue reading

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The French Film Vestibule is Upon Us

As you know, despite spending millions on marketing to get the word out, our arts industry, for easily understood commercial reasons, doesn’t effectively get the word out about whether their products are any good or not. So for the cost … Continue reading

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