Headlines:

TV Review: Australian Gangster doesn’t fulfil ‘instagangster’ promise

Legal complications made this true story about Pasquale Barbaro tricky to tell. Writer-director Gregor Jordan works hard to inject energy.
september 14 | www.screenhub.com.au

Back to the Rafters: Amazon's new series revisits Australia's favourite TV family

The cast of Australian drama Packed To The Rafters return in Back To The Rafters, which begins screening on Amazon Prime Video on September 17.
september 14 | www.stuff.co.nz

Fortune comes at a price as new Australian drama New Gold Mountain comes to SBS

Bold, ruthless and darkly humorous, New Gold Mountain brings to the screen for the very first time, the remarkable and untold story of the Chinese miners who arrived in the Victorian Goldfields in their thousands in the 1850s to try to make their fortune.
september 09 | tvblackbox.com.au

Australian TV series Round the Twist is being turned into a musical

RGM Productions has secured funding for a musical adaptation of Round the Twist through the federal government's RISE program.
september 07 | www.timeout.com

Back to the Rafters: Kiwi stars Rebecca Gibney and Erik Thomson reunite for series reboot

When the stars of Packed to the Rafters reunited for the first read-through for the long-awaited reboot, there were hugs and tears.
august 31 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Stan announces new local originals: Bad Behaviour, Ironside, and more Bump

Stan doubles down on high-school drama, true crime, and feelgood holiday flicks with its new Australian productions
august 23 | www.screenhub.com.au

Screen Australia announces $3.2 million for 4 children’s projects

Screen Australia has announced two live action series and two animated children’s projects that will share in $3.2 million of production funding.
august 20 | tvblackbox.com.au

ABC’s The Newsreader gets a lot right about 80s TV journalism but the times were not so diverse

The Newsreader is a great piece of television drama but one thing doesn’t ring true. Commercial newsrooms in 1986 were not as diverse as the program pretends and definitely not so Asian.
august 16 | thenewdaily.com.au

Screen Australia announces $975,000 in story development funding for 28 projects

Nearly 30 projects will share in $975,000 of story development funding from Screen Australia, including a television series inspired by the 1999 film Two Hands from director Gregor Jordan, and a family feature film from the producers of Bluey.
july 26 | www.if.com.au

Vale: Dieter Brummer

Actor Dieter Brummer, best known as Shane Parrish in Home & Away, has died aged just 45.
july 26 | tvtonight.com.au

New talent fronts cast of Fremantle/ABC’s ‘The PM’s Daughter’

Fresh faces lead the cast of the ABC and Fremantle Australia’s children’s comedy-drama The PM’s Daughter, now shooting in Canberra.
july 05 | www.if.com.au

Updates:

September 13...
The Newsreader guide updated
One Lane Bridge [NZ] series 2 guide completed
Head High [NZ] guide updated
Australian Gangster added
Wentworth guide updated
Rosehaven guide complete thru penultimate ep
RFDS guide complete thru 1.07
Back to the Rafters episode guide added (pics will take time)
Fat Pizza guide updated
September 06 - 12
The Newsreader guide updated
Bluey episode guide updated
One Lane Bridge [NZ] guide updated
Head High [NZ] guide updated
Rosehaven episode guide updated
Wentworth guide updated
RFDS guide complete thru 1.06
Australia's Sexiest Tradie added
Fat Pizza series 7 guide started

previous updates

premieres:

September
16 - Back to the Rafters (Amazon)
26 - Fires (ABC)
October
13 - New Gold Mountain (SBS)

birthdays:

September
1 - Natalie Bassingthwaighte (1975)
1 - Melissa George (1976)
4 - Kevin Harrington (1959)
4 - Noah Taylor (1969)
5 - Aaron Pedersen (1970)
5 - Alicia Banit (1990)
5 - Jack Charles (1943)
6 - Aleetza Wood (1978)
10 - William McInnes (1963)
10 - Jay Laga'aia (1963)
12 - Pippa Grandison (1970)
12 - Rachel Ward (1957)
12 - Hayley McElhinney (1974)
14 - Sam Neill (1947)
16 - Mary Coustas (1964)
16 - Janet Andrewartha (1952)
17 - Bruce Spence (1945)
18 - Don Hany (1975)
18 - Josh Quong Tart (1975)
18 - Nicole da Silva (1981)
19 - Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (1973)
20 - Peter Phelps (1960)
21 - Anthony Hayes (1977)
21 - David Wenham (1965)
25 - Robyn Nevin (1942)
25 - Colin Friels (1952)
26 - Brett Climo (1964)
27 - Ella Scott Lynch (1982)
28 - Marzena Godecki (1978)
28 - Sean Scully (1947)
28 - Matt Day (1971)
28 - Naomi Watts (1968)
29 - Mark Mitchell (1955)
30 - Kaarin Fairfax (1959)