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Photos and Video Interview: A Place to Call Home Season 2 Episode 7

Photos and Video Interview: A Place to Call Home Season 2 Episode 7
”No Other Love”

On a high after Sarah’s triumph at the Swanson’s party, George and Sarah are closer than ever. But their happiness is short-lived when they are faced with Regina’s bombshell, sending shockwaves through Inverness.






(Images courtesy of Channel 7)




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Axe Murder Mystery–The End of A Place To Call Home The Age 22 June 2014


Axe Murder Mystery–The End of A Place To Call Home
The Age 22 June 2014

Axe murder mystery

Channel Seven has set a new standard in programming ruthlessness with its decision to stop production on A Place To Call Home. Last Monday, Seven issued a press release headed “A Place To Call Home – 1.583 Million”, boasting that the show had drawn 968,000 viewers in the mainland capitals and 616,000 in the regional areas. Timeshift data suggested a further 283,000 had recorded it.

Simultaneously Seven revealed that it would not be filming a third season of the show. When this column asked why, Seven emailed this response: “The decision to end a series is complex and difficult and is made after much thoughtful consideration”. I then sent these questions:

1. Why was APTCH cancelled, when it was totaling more than a million viewers?

2. Was it because the audience was skewing too old – ie more suitable to the ABC?

3. Was it because one of the key actors had to leave?

4. Was it because the production values were too costly?

5. Is the audience figure for APTCH now the benchmark Seven will apply when deciding whether to renew or cancel other dramas?

A Seven publicist phoned to say they would not be answering those questions, and repeating that the decision was “not taken lightly”. So Seven’s rationale remains as mysterious as Sarah Adams’ past.


Industry Delegation Fights Piracy in the Capital–Marta Meets with Politicians

IF Magazine has an article about a delegation of producers, performers and broadcasters have spent the past two days in Canberra voicing concerns on the effect piracy is having on the Australian screen industry.

Here are some pics from IF and from twitter accounts: @AlboMP @ausactorsequity

Actors Equity representatives (president Simon Burke, acting director Zoe Angus and actors Marta Dusseldorp, Matt Day and Tina Bursill) were joined by a number of representatives from Foxtel, SPA, Matchbox, Goal Post Pictures and Taylor Media in a series of meetings held in the nation’s capital on Monday and Tuesday.

“The aim was to keep the dialogue going between both the Government and the opposition to see what can be done about the increasing and continuing problems of illegal downloading,” Actors Equity President tells IF. “It’s always great to go to Canberra as an industry rather than individual stakeholders.”

Recent piracy figures have proved alarming; with a recent IPSOS and Oxford Economics study concluding 6,100 jobs were foregone across the economy with $1.37 billion in revenue lost over the last 12 months.

As a result, performers are growing increasingly concerned about the growing impact piracy has on their livelihood and the potential to build a sustainable career.

“It’s not just from an economic point of view,” Burke says. “I think there can be a public perception of this – and it’s something I think some people may not think about – that it’s all about studios and networks losing money. But it’s the individual people who work in this industry – the producers, performers, writers, directors – whose livelihood is threatened, as well as their ability to keep being involved.”

Also in attendance at the meetings were Attorney General and Minister for Arts George Brandis and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull, Deputy Manager of Opposition Business Mark Dreyfus QC, Shadow Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and the Shadow Minister for Tourism Anthony Albanese.

Burke says responses from both the Government and the opposition were encouraging, but urged the powers-that-be to think beyond education as a strategy.

“The educative process has been in place for a number of years now and there have been some fantastic advocates for anti-piracy, some really high profile performers and the industry as a whole,” he says. “But we are of the view that education by itself is not going to work. We really need the government to step in and change the relevant legislation, to really do something about what is basically stealing.”

He also encouraged broadcasters to make their material available more quickly.

Of the meetings he adds: “The reception was overwhelmingly positive. There is clearly will from sides of politics to crack down on piracy. The solutions aren’t simple – we all know that – but there are big cultural and economic implications if we don’t find some.”

Further meetings are scheduled with Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek.


Marta and Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Petition

Mark Butler tweeted about a new site set up to add your voice to save the Tasmanian Wilderness. The photo includes Marta holding up a URL for the site: 

I support protecting Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area.

These forests are among the most precious places on earth. The World Heritage listing completes a boundary which has been disputed for generations and protects areas that are clearly home to outstanding universal values.

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage process was consultative, transparent and supported by a significant body of scientific data. In contrast, the call to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest has been undertaken unilaterally and without external consultation.

If these areas are removed from the World Heritage list the campaign to have them re-listed and protected will return every year. I strongly urge the committee to maintain Tasmania’s current World Heritage listing to ensure the long term protection of this pristine wilderness area for generations to come.