Headlines:

Actor Carmen Duncan, 76, dies of cancer

In the infancy of Australian film and television there was a tendency to hedge actresses into a type: they either played victims or bitches, housewives or harridans. There was rarely room to move. Carmen Duncan, who died at the weekend after a battle with cancer, moved with a rare elegance and had a towering presence inside the camera frame which challenged those barriers.
february 3 | www.smh.com.au

How Rosehaven star Celia Pacquola evolved from waitressing to comedy

Filming the first three seasons of ABC-TV comedy Rosehaven, its creators and stars Celia Pacquola and co-star Luke McGregor learned a lot about Tasmanian accommodation, and what to pack for seven weeks of winter filming.
january 23 | thenewdaily.com.au

Stan give Matt Okine comedy The Other Guy a call for season two

Stan has announced that Stan Original Series THE OTHER GUY, created by and starring leading Australian comedy talent Matt Okine, has been commissioned for a second season.
january 23 | tvblackbox.com.au

SBS announces cast for The Hunting

Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh will lead an ensemble cast in the new four-part SBS original drama The Hunting.
january 18 | tvtonight.com.au

Four TV series amongst latest Screen Australia round of funding

Screen Australia has announced $7.5 million in production funding for two feature film projects, four television series and one web series.
january 14 | mediaweek.com.au

Original Neighbours actor Darius Perkins dies age 54

Neighbours actor Darius Perkins has died aged 54. The star, who played the original Scott Robinson when the show started in 1985, had been battling cancer.
january 05 | www.entertainmentdaily.co.uk

A Country Practice actor Penny Cook dies aged 61

Australian actor Penny Cook, who starred in the TV drama series A Country Practice, has died aged 61. In a statement released via her management company, Cook's family said she died of cancer last night.
december 27 | www.abc.net.au

Obituary: Terry McDermott

Actor Terry McDermott, one of the founding cast members of the long-running series Homicide, has died at the age of 91.
december 23 | televisionau.com

Filthy Rich Greenlit for US Pilot

Fox TV has ordered a pilot based on South Pacific Pictures’ Filthy Rich, which aired on TVNZ 2 for two seasons.
december 20 | www.screenscribe.net

Seven rules out Blake Mysteries for 2019

Seven is not proceeding with more of The Blake Mysteries in 2019, all but signalling the end for the Doctor Blake franchise.
december 19 | tvtonight.com.au

Rebel Wilson to Star in Australian Drama Series ‘Les Norton’

Rebel Wilson and David Wenham will star in Australian drama series “Les Norton.” Adapted from the novels of Robert G. Barrett, the show is presented by The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia.
december 18 | variety.com

Vale: Andrew Prowse

Director Andrew Prowse, whose credits include Farscape, Heartbreak High and The Heights, died earlier this month.
december 17 | tvtonight.com.au

No Activity shows us how nothing can be everything

With most television or film creations, there’s a golden rule directors put in place before the cameras start to roll: follow the script... Patrick Brammall is more than happy to throw that rule out the window.
december 11 | www.canberratimes.com.au

Updates:

February 01 - 14
Rosehaven episode guide updated
The Heights episode guide updated
The Lost Treasure of Fiji episode guide redone and a cast page added.
Additions: Five Bedrooms, The Hunting
Get Krack!n series 2 guide started, s1 guide reformatted to match
Bad Mothers episode guide started
Rosehaven episode guide updated
The Heights episode guide updated
Get Krack!n episode guide updated
Fresh Eggs [NZ] added
January 01 - 31
Bloom episode guide started
The Family Law series 3 guide started
Bloom episode guide completed
Fighting Season episode guide completed
The Elephant Princess series 1 guide upgraded with new pics and a cast page added.
The Family Law episode guide completed
Rosehaven episode guide updated
The Heights episode guide started
Cop Shop volume 4 guide completed

previous updates

airdates:

February
18 - Bad Mothers (Nine)
19 - Fresh Eggs (TVNZ2)
22 - The Heights (ABC)
March
04 - Secret City: Under the Eagle (Fox Showcase)

birthdays:

February
1 - Jodi Gordon (1985)
1 - Daisy Betts (1982)
2 - Kate Raison (1962)
3 - Isla Fisher (1976)
5 - Jackie Woodburne (1957)
6 - Peter Bensley (1954)
6 - Kate Keltie (1986)
7 - Xenia Goodwin (1994)
8 - Anna Hutchison (1986)
8 - Chai Hansen (1989)
9 - Rachael Beck (1971)
11 - Alex Papps (1969)
12 - Saskia Burmeister (1985)
12 - Jesse Spencer (1979)
12 - Sigrid Thornton (1959)
12 - Sacha Horler (1971)
13 - Bree Walters (1976)
14 - Luke Jacobz (1981)
16 - Alyssa-Jane Cook (1967)
17 - Barry Humpries (1934)
18 - Greta Scacchi (1960)
18 - Andrew Daddo (1967)
18 - Tammy McIntosh (1970)
18 - Adam Willits (1972)
18 - Todd Lasance (1985)
18 - Zoe Carrides (1962)
19 - Lisa McCune (1971)
20 - Heli Simpson (1987)
21 - Burgess Abernethy (1987)
22 - Leah de Niese (1983)
22 - Adrienne Pickering (1981)
23 - Callan Mulvey (1975)
23 - Samara Weaving (1992)
25 - Libby Tanner (1970)
25 - Tai Nguyen (1975)
25 - Doris Younane (1963)
25 - David Hoflin (1979)
27 - George Kapiniaris (1961)
28 - Spencer McLaren (1973)
29 - Kerry Walker (1948)