Anzac Girls

Beyond poaches ABC exec for drama drive

Producer and distributor Beyond has recruited David Ogilvy to run a new Australia-based scripted division. Ogilvy joins from the ABC where he was a drama commissioner. He has a long list of credits from his time at the Australian pubcaster including The Code (above), Rake, Anzac Girls, and The Straits. At the new Beyond division […]

UK’s More4 acquires Oz’s ANZAC Girls

UK channel More4 has acquired Australia World War I miniseries ANZAC Girls from All3Media International. The show follows a group of young Australian and New Zealand female nurses in 1915 as they experience the horrors of Gallipoli’s war fields in Europe. The Screentime-produced series is currently airing on ABC in Australia. “This war-time drama, told […]

Oz drama ANZAC Girls finds US VOD home

North American streaming service Acorn TV has acquired Australian war drama miniseries ANZAC Girls from UK-based distributor All3Media International. ANZAC Girls is currently airing on ABC in Australia, where it has been a critical and ratings success, and will now run on Acorn TV, which is distributed via iTunes and through Roku connected TV sets. […]

Australia and NZ take a seat at the drama table

Producers in Australia and New Zealand are creating a new wave of international-friendly scripted series for their distribution partners to take to market, but the popularity and lower cost of formats and reality shows poses a threat to the sector, report Dan Barrett and Stewart Clarke. Expectation. Its shadow carries considerable weight across Australia and […]

The War Report

With the 100th anniversary of the most terrible conflict in world history coming in 2014, Jesse Whittock identifies the projects and producers that will shape World War I in the minds of a new generation of TV viewers. War programming has the unique power to shock, appall and intrigue in equal measures, hence its enduring […]

All3Media makes major Aussie investment ahead of Cannes

All3Media International has picked up raft of new Australian-produced content that it will launch in Cannes next week. The distributor has an Australia-focussed investment programme and is picking up rights to Australian-originated drama as its appeal grows among international buyers. It already distributes Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries from indie prodco Every Cloud. It has now […]