- Australian guilds are worried about the threat to Australian drama on free-to-air television as audiences continue to migrate to on-demand services.
april 27 | if.com.au
- The acting fraternity is notoriously shy of speaking out about the glut of reality TV that attracts ratings - but puts them out of work. But Spy talked to New Zealand's King thespian Michael Hurst, who opened up on how many are feeling about the trend hurting drama.
april 26 | www.nzherald.co.nz
- NOT even near-cyclonic storm conditions could dampen the air of excitement on the set of A Place To Call Home when filming began last week.
april 26 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au
- MANY shows have a solid crack but few find real success in the sought-after but elusive American television market. Local jailhouse drama Wentworth is on track to do just that, after premiering in the US on streaming service Netflix to rave reviews.
april 25 | www.news.com.au
- 8MMM claims to be Australia's first indigenous narrative comedy. As bold as it is groundbreaking, it gleefully cuts through the politically correct pieties that often envelop indigenous affairs as it tracks the daily dramas of a chronically underfunded Aboriginal radio station in Alice Springs.
april 25 | www.theaustralian.com.au
- Network Ten will flood the red carpet with Neighbours stars at the Logies after the Nine Network failed to adequately commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the soapie.
april 24 | www.dailymail.co.uk
- Funky Squad, from the producers of current affairs satire Frontline, made its debut 20 years ago today.
april 24 | televisionau.com
- ABC teen drama Dance Academy is set to become a feature film.
april 23 | www.tvtonight.com.au
- Three home grown dramas - Ten's Secrets & Lies, Nine's Love Child and the ABC drama Anzac Girls - have been nominated for awards at the prestigious Monte Carlo Television Festival.
april 21 | www.smh.com.au
- The long-running Seven Network soap opera Home and Away has been inducted into the TV Week Logie Hall of Fame. The 32nd inductee since the award was created in 1984, the show will receive a specially struck Gold Logie at the TV Week Logie Awards in Melbourne on June 3.
april 19 | www.smh.com.au
- "I didn't care much about history. I couldn't see how the past was relevant to the present," the 38-year-old actor says. That changed with the chance for Worthington to be involved in Deadline Gallipoli, Foxtel's sweeping miniseries marking the 100th anniversary of the Anzac campaign.
april 18 | www.couriermail.com.au
- Sarah Snook, Benedict Samuel and Rodger Corser head the cast in The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel Anna Karenina.
april 13 | if.com.au
- From Brides of Christ to the TV remake Devil's Playground, via Blue Murder, RAN: Remote Area Nurses and The Slap, her CV as a producer and executive producer is a snapshot of the best TV dramas Australia has produced over the past 25 years.
april 10 | www.smh.com.au
- After spending the bulk of her career playing wholesome, sunny characters like SeaChange's Karen, Atkinson was delighted to finally be given the chance to turn all that on its head with Foxtel's Prisoner remake, Wentworth.
april 10 | www.news.com.au
- The last couple of years have seen a small but growing number of popular, well-received Indigenous-centric TV shows make their way onto Australian screens.... Now comes 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, an ABC comedy set in a mainly white-run Indigenous radio station in Alice Springs.
april 10 | junkee.com
- The award-winning actor says although the show centres around Indigenous Australian lives, it's simply seen by television audiences as a 'great drama'
april 09 | www.theguardian.com
- 29 - 8MMM Aboriginal Radio (ABC)
- 08 - Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (ABC)
- 1 - Lachy Hulme (1971)
- 1 - Kym Wilson (1973)
- 1 - Fletcher Humphrys (1976)
- 2 - Toni Scanlan (1956)
- 3 - Shane Connor (1959)
- 3 - Ben Mendelsohn (1969)
- 4 - Hugo Weaving (1960)
- 5 - Simon Chilvers (1939)
- 6 - Hal & Jim McElroy (1946)
- 7 - Russell Crowe (1964)
- 8 - Cindy Waddingham (1980)
- 9 - Peta Toppano (1952)
- 12 - Magda Szubanski (1961)
- 13 - Jessica Napier (1979)
- 15 - Kim Gyngell (1952)
- 16 - David Lyons (1976)
- 19 - Gillian Jones (1947)
- 22 - John Waters (1948)
- 22 - Salvator Coco (1975)
- 23 - Judy Davis (1955)
- 25 - Daniel MacPherson (1980)
- 26 - Michael Dorman (1981)
- 27 - Erik Thomson (1967)
- 29 - Firass Dirani (1984)
- 29 - Max Cullen (1940)
- 30 - Blair McDonough (1981)