High profile journalist Stan Grant has be named a “reconciliation champion” in being shortlisted as a state finalist in the 2017 Australian of the Year.
Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira was named the 2016 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year at a ceremony in Brisbane Friday evening.
Mark your calendars. Jasper Jones has an official Australian cinema release date of March 2, 2017. Based on the best-selling novel by Craig Silvey and set in 1965, the coming of age story is about a young teenager in a coming of age story who befriends a Indigenous character by the name of Jasper Jones who discovers a dead body.
Renowned Aboriginal troubadour, Kev Carmody, will headline the 15th annual Yabun Festival in Sydney on January 26, 2017. Other artists who will perform at Yabun Festival in 2017 include Red Ochre and Deadly Award winning country music artist Warren H Williams (joined by emerging artist Dani Young), Aboriginal rock ‘n’ roll icon Vic Simms, Sydney based blues artist Marlene Cummins, soul music performer and former The X-Factor star Rochelle Pitt, National Indigenous Music Award winning hip hop artist Philly, and popular reggae/dub band Oka.
Shadow Trackers go where no Blackfella has gone before… spirit chasing! The show premieres Thursday 27 October 8.30pm on NITV. Our two intrepid ‘Shadow Trackers’, Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman) and Zac James (8MMM) encounter local storytellers and elders as they attempt to discover the truth behind the scary stories from Indigenous Australia that petrify us, guide us and teach us life’s lessons.
Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department secured eight attachments on Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok from director Taika Waititi at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, as well as the further two attachments on Ridley Scott’s latest film, Alien: Covenant at Fox Studios in Sydney.
In a joint program, Screen Queensland and Screen Producers Australia are delighted to announce an important expansion of Ones to Watch 2016.
The Media RING was formed in 2008 and brings together many of Australia’s major media organisations with the shared purpose of developing and enhancing career opportunities for Indigenous Australians in the media. As industry leaders our aim is to build understanding through sharing knowledge, advocacy, and promoting the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories among our staff, our stakeholders and our audiences. The Media RING is a volunteer association of industry and screen organisations and the first industry group of its kind in Australia.
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