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Disney and Pixar's <i>Onward</i> to Arrive Early on Digital and Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand

Disney and Pixar’s Onward to Arrive Early on Digital and Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand

Film available for digital purchase from April 3 and will debut on Disney+ on April 24
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Greens repeat call for targeted package for the arts industry

The Federal Government must not ignore the pleas of the arts, entertainment and creative industry in its next coronavirus stimulus package and must fund a targeted package for the sector, the Greens say.
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FUNDING FOR THREE SHORT FILMS ANNOUNCED UNDER SAFC, AFF & PANAVISION PRODUCTION INITIATIVE

Three teams of emerging South Australian filmmakers announced today have been selected for the SAFC/AFF/Panavision Short Film Production Initiative. The three bold and ambitious short films will premiere at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival.
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‘CORONAVIRUS & ME’

iwonder announces first original with UGC documentary chronicling Australians’ experience with COVID-19 in ‘CORONAVIRUS & ME’
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VILLAGE CINEMAS PLACES STAFF IN TEMPORARY CASUAL EMPLOYMENT AS IT PREPARES FOR A POSITIVE FUTURE

After announcing the closure of its cinema sites earlier this week, following advice and guidance from the Australian Government in relation to COVID-19, Village Cinemas has today confirmed that it has successfully partnered with both ALDI and Woolworths Group to provide temporary casual employment to its casual and part time team members.
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SCREEN AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES FOUR INDIGENOUS DOCUMENTARIES

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department has today announced production funding for four documentary projects, with the agency’s contribution to the budgets totaling $745,000.
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Streaming News: Binge for Free – Acorn TV Extends Free Trial to 30 Days

For those looking for an escape as they are holed up at home, Acorn TV is offering an extended 30-day free trial for new subscribers (previously a 7-day trial), so they can start to binge watching immediately.
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SPA rejects calls for cuts to Australian content quotas

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) has urged the Government to reject suggestions reported in today’s Sydney Morning Herald that Australian content requirements for commercial television broadcasters should be cut.
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Melbourne WebFest COVID-19 Update

Submissions Deadline Extends To 23 April
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SCREEN AUSTRALIA AND GOOGLE AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCE SKIP AHEAD 6

Screen Australia and Google Australia today announced applications are open for the sixth instalment of the Skip Ahead initiative. Since 2014, Skip Ahead has helped develop a generation of Australian YouTube storytellers to expand the vision and scale of their content. Skip Ahead alumni include comedians Aunty Donna and Superwog, science educator Vanessa Hill, documentarians Mighty Car Mods, fantasy creator Piéra Forde and influencer Wengie.
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