Screen agencies, guilds and broadcasters make formal commitment to diversity – IF – 01 Aug.2017


Key organisations from across the screen industry have made a united and formal commitment to work towards building a more inclusive sector.

The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Foxtel, ABC, SBS, Network Ten, Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG), Screen Producers’ Australia (SPA), FreeTV Australia, ASTRA, the Australian Screen Industry Group, MediaRING, Screen Australia and each of the state screen agencies this week joined together to form the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN).
To join the SDIN, all of the organisations have had to officially commit to a charterthat enshrines equal opportunities, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, disability or geographic location.



Rhianne Evelyn-Ross in “Camille”

Rhianne Evelyn-Ross in "Camille"

Matthew Grego as “The Count” and Rhianne Evelyn-Ross as “Clemence”







“This enticing story of the famous courtesan is a delicious mix of sex, death and chocolate. Together the dramatic and comedic twists and turns of plot pose the question: Who is responsible for the destruction? The madam who exploits her, the marquis who breaks her heart, the man who demands too much of her or does Marie herself kill all hope when she makes her choice to be Marguerite the lady of the Camellias?”

Rhianne plays Clemence, a young, naive Courtesan. A colleague and friend of Marguerite. Clemence is the light-hearted comic relief in the play and is a joy to create.

Group picture the Courtesans and Madame. L-R Rhianne Evelyn-Ross as “Clemence”, Imogen French as “Prudence”, Gemma Knight as “Sophie” and Paloma Alma as “Marguerite”.








Opens at Star of the Sea Theatre, Manly 11th July 2015 and will be on Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons for 3 weeks.


Wagga, be prepared to be bowled over – Daily Advertiser – 17 Sep.13

LIGHTS, camera, action – the stage, and the stumps, have been set.

Wagga’s very own feature film, Backyard Ashes, will hold its world premiere in the city on November 6.

The following day it will open in selected cinemas around the region before being released on the metropolitan stage on November 21 to coincide with the Ashes beginning in Australia. 

International showing also isn’t out of the question – with  a sales deal already in place. (more…)

Slum Wog Millionaire

Townsend Managements Waseem Khan is featured all this week at the Factory Theatre in Slum Wog Millionaire. The show is written by Tahir Bilgic (Pizza, Swift & Shift, the Footy Show) with George Kapiniaris (Acropils Now, Il Dago).

Also featured are Umit Bali, Anil Desai and the Sensational Siren Dancers.

The show is part of the Sydney Comedy Festival and runs until this Saturday. Details here.