Australian film industry

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If you like the Cracking Yarns blog and are committed to becoming a screenwriter, you need to apply for the new AFTRS Grad Cert Screenwriting Fundamentals by Nov 1.

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Old-fashioned typewriter

Here I illustrate the Hero’s Emotional Journey with examples from my own torturous but ultimately rewarding life as a screenwriter.

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Box office

In LA, they say your film has to take 4 times its budget at the box office to make a profit – but local producer Vincent Sheehan says in Australia the equation is even more daunting.

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Animal Kingdom movie poster

Local critics are raving and David’s Michod’s crime family drama has some exceptional elements but here I try to balance the hyperbole with a little critique.

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