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Andrew Wiseman resigns as Aidc CEO

Andrew Wiseman..

Following the conclusion of the 2017 Australian International Documentary Conference (Aidc) less than two weeks ago, conference director and CEO Andrew Wiseman has announced that he will not seek to renew his position..

Wiseman, who stepped into the role last November, plans to pursue his own film projects.

.This has been a great experience," he said. "The Aidc is a wonderful organisation that makes a major contribution to documentary, factual and unscripted content in Australia and internationally. I.ve been very happy to have been part of it, but after a great deal of reflection, I.ve decided my own projects are now my priority."

Wiseman.s credits include.On Richard.s Side, Kokoda, My Brother Jack, After the Deluge, Curtin and Waiting at the Royal.

Aidc co-chairs Fiona Gilroy and Denise Eriksen said they respected Wiseman.s decision and congratulated him on his work on this year.s conference.
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New CEO Andrew Wiseman on Aidc 2017 and plans for the conference's future

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Andrew Wiseman.

New Aidc CEO Andrew Wiseman has been in the job for a week, after a month-long handover period.

.Britt Arthur, the outgoing CEO, has been very generous with her time and the board arranged a really good transitional period,. said Wiseman. .So I.ve had a number of weeks to get my head around all the moving parts of Aidc...

Producing and directing for over twenty-five years, Wiseman.s long list of credits includes Kokoda (2010), My Brother Jack (2001), After the Deluge (2003), Curtin (2007), and Waiting at the Royal (2000). Most recently he directed documentary On Richard.s Side (2016).

The veteran comes into the job with the 2017 program already outlined. .There are some gaps in the program and we.ll be looking to fill them. But I feel very lucky to come into an organization that.s in such strong shape..

Aidc was confirmed last week to be staying in Melbourne
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Screenwriter moves from redemption drama to Gillard

It took scriptwriter Alison Nisselle and director/co-writer Craig Monahan 10 years to make Healing, a redemptive drama which opens in Australian cinemas on May 8.

Nisselle is hoping her next project, a feature on Julia Gillard, will happen rather more quickly.

But she tells If it will take at least two years to complete her research and finish the script on the former Prime Minister.s reign and ousting by Kevin Rudd.

It was announced last year that Rachel Griffiths will play Gillard in Stalking Julia, based partly on Kerry-Anne Walsh's book The Stalking of Julia Gillard. Wtfn.s Richard Keddie is the producer and Emma Freeman (Puberty Blues, Offspring and the Bob Hawke telemovie Hawke) is attached to direct.

Nisselle got the idea for Healing after reading a Philippa Hawker story in The Age about a rehabilitation program caring for wounded eagles, falcons and owls run by the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and Prisons Victoria.
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Richard Keddie and Claudia Karvan join Screen Australia board

The government has appointed producer Richard Keddie and actor-producer Claudia Karvan to the Screen Australia board.

Keddie 's recent credits include feature films such as Matching Jack and Little Fish as well as telemovies Hawke and Curtin. He is also a producer of upcoming musical feature Goddess.

Karvan has had a long career as an actor and is currently filming new ABC drama The Time of our Lives in Melbourne. She has also appeared in recent films such as 33 Postcards and Daybreakers. She was also a producer of TV series Spirited and Love My Way, in which she also starred.

Arts minister Simon Crean said Keddie and Karvan would bring a strong mix of business skills and creative experience to the Screen Australia board.

.Mr Keddie and Ms Karvan have both made a major contribution to Australia.s screen industry,. he said in a statement. .As an award-winning film and television documentary producer,
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Filming begins on ABC1 telemovie Dangerous Remedy

FIlming has begun on a new ABC1 telemovie about Dr Bert Wainer and two extraordinary women who exposed the deadly impact that Melbourne's anti-abortion laws had in the 1960s.

Dangerous Remedy is currently shooting in Melbourne and stars Jeremy Sims (Corridors of Power, Fireflies, Underbelly Files), William McInnes (Curtin, East West 101, Look Both Ways), Susie Porter (East West 101, Sisters of War, East of Everything), Maeve Dermody (Paper Giants, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries, Beautiful Kate), Mark Leonard Winter (Balibo, Van Dieman.s Land, Blame), as well as Gary Sweet and Caroline Craig.

The political-thriller is set in 1969 and follows Bert Wainer, a local Gp, who embarks on a campaign for law reform after the death of a young woman. He discovers an illegal abortion ring protected by corrupt homicide detectives, allowing the medical establishment, media and politicians to ignore the impact of anti-abortion laws.

ABC TV head of fiction,
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Filming begins on ABC1 telemovie Dangerous Remedy

FIlming has begun on a new ABC1 telemovie about Dr Bert Wainer and two extraordinary women who exposed the deadly impact that Melbourne's anti-abortion laws had in the 1960s. Dangerous Remedy is currently shooting in Melbourne and stars Jeremy Sims (Corridors of Power, Fireflies, Underbelly Files), William McInnes (Curtin, East West 101, Look Both Ways), Susie Porter (East West 101, Sisters of War, East of Everything), Maeve Dermody (Paper Giants, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries, Beautiful Kate), Mark Leonard Winter (Balibo, Van Dieman.s Land, Blame), as well as Gary Sweet and Caroline Craig. The political-thriller is set in 1969 and follows Bert Wainer, a local Gp, who embarks on a campaign for law reform after the death of a young woman. He discovers an illegal abortion...
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Rose Byrne, Asher Keddie, Natalie Imbruglia up for Instyle’s Women of Style awards

InStyle Magazine has announced the nominees for its Women of Style Awards with actresses Rose Byrne and Asher Keddie and TV presenter, and singer Natalie Imbruglia up for the award.

The announcement:

Monday 12th March, 2012: InStyle and Audi have announced the nominees for the prestigious annual InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards. Nominees in the News and Entertainment category are: Rose Byrne, Actress; Asher Keddie, Actress; and Natalie Imbruglia, TV Presenter and Singer.

The InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards honour Australia’s most inspirational and innovative women, be they in an artistic, business, lifestyle or community-related field.

“These women are true pioneers within their field, and we look forward to sharing their inspirational achievements with our readers in 2012,” Kerrie McCallum, Editor, InStyle said.

2012 InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards nominees – News and Entertainment category:

Rose Byrne, Actress: Since making her acting debut aged eight with
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Melbourne actor Ben Esler: From The Pacific to AMC's Hell On Wheels

Note to overseas Irish pub bartenders: you may have been fooled by Australian actor Ben Esler.

.We would go to the Irish pub and try it out and either it worked or they were very polite . nobody said anything,. Esler says of his Irish impression.

That thick Irish impression has been one of his keys to success in Tinseltown, utilising it on new AMC production, Hell On Wheels.

Other actors on the series including Phil Burke, Colm Meaney and Dominique McElligott helped the 29-year-old Melbourne actor get the accent down for his character, Sean McGinnes . who.s .a little budding Al Capone..

.Sean is a guy who.s come from poverty and he.s desperate to make it in America but he.s a little bit ruthless and he can be a bit scary and dangerous sometimes,. Esler says of the young Irishman looking to make his fortune in the west.
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