• 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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  • SMPTE 2017 report

    SMPTE 2017 report

    Preferred Media has set yet another milestone by exhibiting at the recent SMPTE event. We have been an avid supporter of industry events for years, notably associated with SPA (Screen Producers Australia) and short film festivals like the Dungog Festival. This year, for the first time we presented our unique service in a larger public forum. Our experience at SMPTE was extremely good. SMPTE attendees are concerned about managing content. Despite apparently lower attendance this...

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