• The future of content in an evolving media ecosystem: NAB 2018 Report

    The future of content in an evolving media ecosystem: NAB 2018 Report

    NAB Show 2018 took place mid-April in the dry and pleasant warmth of the Las Vegas spring. But the real-life habitat of the media companies who vend and attend is very different. It’s much more like vicious tropical rainforest than arid desert. New tech pours like rain, fuelling rapid and aggressive growth. Competition is fierce as audiences fragment like sunlight filtering through to the understory. Some companies merge as a defence, strangler figs reaching for...

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  • Australian web series at a glance

    Australian web series at a glance

    Australian web series punch above their weight in international festivals. The market is growing exponentially. And funding opportunities are growing too. Here are the key facts: 5 of the top 20 series... in the 2017 Web Series World Cup are Australian: 1st place: High Life A comic drama about an unexpected teenage crisis. 3rd place: Bruce A gritty black comedy, set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in...

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  • Interview: Web series come of age

    Interview: Web series come of age

    Melbourne WebFest kicked off in 2013 as a one day festival dedicated to web series. This year it will be a 4 day event with 1500 or more attendees. So what is a web series? The answer lurks somewhere between YouTube channels full of cat videos and Netflix original series like House of Cards or Stranger Things. We caught up with Melbourne WebFest Director Steinar Ellingsen to find out more. Pictured above L-R: Steinar Ellingsen,...

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