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Netflix, broadcasters praise screen reforms, film producers fear the worst

Netflix, broadcasters praise screen reforms, film producers fear the worst

The sweeping changes to the screen content sector announced by the federal government on Wednesday have drawn starkly different responses.

  • by Karl Quinn and Zoe Samios

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'Gore-fest': New Netflix psychological thriller divides opinion
The Televisionaries

'Gore-fest': New Netflix psychological thriller divides opinion

The Televisionaries critics discuss the hot new series Ratched, question the value of "super producers", and recommend a couple of US politics-themed shows.

  • by Josh Dye
Life in miniature: Netflix commissions first Australian documentary
Australian film

Life in miniature: Netflix commissions first Australian documentary

The streaming giant has commissioned a one-hour film about the microscopic marine life that keeps the Great Barrier Reef alive.

  • by Karl Quinn
From Norman Bates to Nurse Ratched: the villains we're not quite over
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From Norman Bates to Nurse Ratched: the villains we're not quite over

The latest origin story recasts the ogre of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But do we always want to know more?

  • by Jake Wilson
Emmys 2020 as it happened: Schitt's Creek, Succession major winners as awards go virtual
Emmys

Emmys 2020 as it happened: Schitt's Creek, Succession major winners as awards go virtual

Succession won seven awards from 18 nominations, including the biggest award of the night, outstanding drama series. Schitt's Creek did even better.

  • by Karl Quinn and Michael Idato
From B student to billionaire: the man who built Netflix
Good Weekend

From B student to billionaire: the man who built Netflix

Radical honesty. Dispassionate sackings. “Sunshining” failure. Reed Hastings, the man who built the world’s most successful TV streaming service makes no apologies for Netflix’s extreme – some might say extremely odd – workplace culture.

  • by Konrad Marshall
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'Australian content is super important': Netflix CEO rejects calls for streaming quotas
Media & marketing

'Australian content is super important': Netflix CEO rejects calls for streaming quotas

Global Netflix boss Reed Hastings says the streaming giant plans to produce more Australian shows and does not need quotas to do so.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Looking for a Nurse Ratched origin story? Ryan Murphy's got one for you
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Looking for a Nurse Ratched origin story? Ryan Murphy's got one for you

Ratched is a twisted origin story for the controlling head nurse who serves as the villain in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Meet the 13-year-old 'Koala Whisperer', Australia’s new conservation superstar
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Meet the 13-year-old 'Koala Whisperer', Australia’s new conservation superstar

Izzy Bee and her family, and their efforts caring for Magnetic Island's koala population, are the focus of the new Netflix series Izzy’s Koala World.

  • by Robert Moran
The TV host inspiring a new generation of women in STEM
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The TV host inspiring a new generation of women in STEM

Emily Calandrelli is single-handedly blowing up science stereotypes.

  • by Clare Rigden
TV has entered a new 'space race'. Why now?
Pop culture

TV has entered a new 'space race'. Why now?

A spate of space shows like Netflix's Away and HBO's Raised By Wolves appear to be preparing us for a future beyond Earth.

  • by Robert Moran