Headlines:

Indigenous well-represented on Australian TV but diversity has 'long way to go' — report

More than one-third of Australian TV dramas over the last five years had all-white casts, according to a new report released by Screen Australia — the most significant study of diversity on Australian screens since television launched here in 1956.
august 24 | www.theguardian.com

REVIEW: Australian Survivor

Network Ten are leaning heavily on their new series Australian Survivor with good reason - it's cost them an absolute packet.
august 19 | decidertv.com

Sea change drama 800 words to return after Olympics

Not everything went to plan for George's sea change — in fact he hit hurdles at almost every turn — but [Erik] Thomson says the Shay and Jan situations are dealt with straight away in the first episode of season two of the family drama.
august 16 | au.news.yahoo.com

Offspring star Matt Le Nevez shows dark side in The Kettering Incident

THE ghost of Dr Patrick Reid has been hard to shake for Offspring favourite Matt Le Nevez... But his dark moves in Foxtel's creepy thriller The Kettering Incident has helped fans see the actor in a whole new light.
august 13 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

From YouTube to your tube: the shows making the leap from web to TV

Some of the best new talent on Australian television has emerged from the internet, and it's a trend that's set to grow.
august 10 | www.smh.com.au

First Look: The Secret Daughter with Jessica Mauboy

Channel Seven has today released a promo giving viewers a first look at new local drama series The Secret Daughter starring Jessica Mauboy
august 08 | decidertv.com

Emma Freeman, Joanna Werner on starry Matchbox miniseries Secret City

Director Emma Freeman and producer Joanna Werner talk to IF about shooting political thriller Secret City
august 08 | if.com.au

NCIS: Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan commits $1m per year to Aussie talent

He is one of Australia's most successful television exports, making his considerable fortune at the helm of the world's most watched US drama franchises. Now, NCIS showrunner and NCIS: Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan is plunging some of his hard-earned money back into the local industry which gave him his start.
august 06 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Westside gets the green light for third season

The Outrageous Fortune spin-off Westside will get a third season, NZ On Air confirmed on Tuesday morning.
august 02 | www.stuff.co.nz

Tony Ayres, Jacquelin Perske preview ABC mini Seven Types of Ambiguity

Seven Types of Ambiguity, a six-part drama produced by Matchbox Pictures and set to air on the ABC, weaves together different perspectives of a child kidnapping, exploring the nature of love and relationships.
august 04 | if.com.au

Neighbours actress Vivean Gray dies

TV actress Vivean Gray, best known for her role as Mrs Mangel on Australian soap Neighbours, has died aged 92.
july 30 | www.stuff.co.nz

Delta Goodrem joins House Husbands

Australian singer-songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem will return to our screens in season five of the Nine Network's Logie Award-winning family drama, House Husbands.
july 29 | decidertv.com

The Expanse: Exclusive intel and first look at fan favorite Bobbie Draper

The adaptation of James S.A. Corey's book series about an interstellar battle over control of an ancient alien bio-weapon will return for season 2 in 2017 on Syfy with a fan-favorite making the leap from page to screen. Martian marine Roberta "Bobbie" Draper will be joining the fray... New Zealand actress and boxer Frankie Adams will be playing the part
july 13 | www.ew.com

TV drama backed by Screen NSW must now include female key creatives

Screen NSW has stepped up its push for gender equity, announcing that all TV drama series must now include female key creatives in order to receive development or production finance.
july 25 | if.com.au

Viral stars return for more fun on ABC

Australian comedy Soul Mates is back for a second season, this time introducing Ancient Egyptian incarnations to the mix.
july 25 | au.news.yahoo.com

Industry Profile - Jeffrey Walker

In 1992 Jeffrey Walker played a boy who was cultivating his pungent foot odour to save an endangered turtle. Today he's in New York directing the highly anticipated feature film Dance Academy — The Movie.
july 15 | actf.com.au

Updates:

August 22...
The Kettering Incident episode guide completed
800 Words episode guide updated
Winners & Losers guide updated
Offspring episode guide updated
August 15 - 21
Aug 16 marks 6500 days since the site's launch on Oct 30, 1998 (928 weeks, 4 days)
Westside [NZ] episode guide completed
800 Words episode guide updated
2016 AWGIE Award nominees added
Offspring episode guide updated
Winners & Losers guide updated
Soul Mates episode guide updated
Under The Milky Way episode guide updated
Sky Trackers section upgraded; added a full cast page and images for the episode guide

previous updates

airdates:

September
01 - The Code (ABC)
11 - A Place To Call Home (Showcase)

birthdays:

August
1 - Les Hill (1973)
2 - Sam Worthington (1976)
4 - Jamie Croft (1981)
4 - Reg Grundy (1924)
5 - John Jarratt (1951)
6 - Melissa George (1976)
7 - Sophie Lee (1968)
7 - Graeme Blundell (1945)
9 - Eric Bana (1968)
11 - Chris Hemsworth (1983)
12 - Christopher Stollery (1965)
14 - Kate Ritchie (1978)
15 - Vince Poletto (1972)
15 - Rel Hunt (1974)
15 - Brooke Anderson (1981)
15 - Jacek Koman (1956)
16 - Brendan Cowell (1976)
17 - Noni Hazlehurst (1953)
17 - Shane Briant (1946)
17 - Shane Porteous (1942)
18 - Brooke Harmon (1985)
19 - Tammin Sursok (1983)
20 - John Noble (1948)
21 - Peter Weir (1944)
21 - Roger Oakley (1943)
21 - Anne-Louise Lambert (1955)
22 - Catherine Wilkin (1945)
22 - Shane Withington (1958)
23 - Rowena Wallace (1947)
24 - Rachael Carpani (1980)
25 - Aaron Jeffery (1970)
29 - Jay Ryan (1981)
30 - Kimberley Joseph (1973)
31 - Jack Thompson (1940)