December 8th, 2013
Screen Australia board’s first meeting since Graeme Mason was hired as CEO was eventful as the agency approved $11 million investment in four feature films, four adult dramas and one children’s series.
All told, that will trigger $70 million in production. The features include family film Oddball from the team who made Kenny, starring Shane Jacobson and directed by his brother Clayton; and See-Saw Films’ Life, which stars Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson.
Read the full article by Don Groves here.
December 7th, 2013
The World Premiere took place in Sydney for the All-New Ford Mustang which will be on sale in Australia in 2015.
November 18th, 2013
Shane encourages you to get involved and help disadvantaged Australian kids with Variety’s #SantaSelfie – watch the video and find out more at www.varietysantaselfie.com
October 8th, 2013
It’s A Date is a comedy series exploring the trials and tribulations of the world of dating.
The eight-part narrative comedy series features an extraordinary mix of Australia’s most respected performers including Gold Logie award-winners Asher Keddie, Kate Ritchie, John Wood and Lisa McCune alongside stars of the stage and screen Stephen Curry, Sibylla Budd, our very own Shane Jacobson, Sophie Lowe, Nadine Garner, Pia Miranda, Peter Helliar, Lawrence Mooney, Ian Smith, and from the UK, comedy superstar Ross Noble in a rare TV acting role. Alongside these seasoned performers are some of Australia’s best emerging comedy talents including Jess Harris, Ronny Chieng, Kate McLennan, Luke McGregor and Nazeem Hussain.
It’s A Date explores the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love. Each episode thematically links two self-contained dates as they bravely head toward desire or disaster. Each new episode features a different cast tackling a different set of situations and addressing a new question each week. Should you have sex on a first date? Does age matter? How accurate are first impressions? How important is honesty on a first date? These are just some of the questions and issues addressed in series one of It’s A Date.
Series creator and lead writer, Peter Helliar, has assembled some of Australia’s leading comedy writers – Phil Lloyd, Jess Harris, Ryan Shelton, Justin Hamilton, Tony Moclair, Lawrence Mooney, Steven Gates and Kate Langbroek – to share the journey.
The series is available NOW on ABC DVD.
September 30th, 2013
Did we mention Shane has a book out?
The Long Road To Overnight Success is Shane’s autobiography and a rollicking, entertaining read it is! From his first ‘gig’ as a toddler in his family home through to his recent work in film, TV and on the stage, Shane walks us through his unusual life in his own droll and hilarious fashion!
Read more about it and watch Shane’s visit to Booktopia here
Signed copies available (while stocks last) through Shane’s store!
August 30th, 2013
From The Secret Life Of Us co-creator Amanda Higgs and writer Judi McCrossin, The Time of Our Lives is a 13-part drama series, set in a moody inner city Melbourne, which follows the lives of a typical extended Australian family in all its contemporary variations. Starring an all acclaimed cast including our very own Shane, William McInnes (My Brother Jack, Look Both Ways), Justine Clarke (Woodley, Love My Way), Stephen Curry (Redfern Now, Cliffy), AFI Award winner Claudia Karvan (My Brother Jack, Love My Way) and Michelle Vergara Moore (Side Effects).
The series is available through ABC DVD from Monday 26th August.
August 7th, 2013
Shane joins a star studded cast in Channel 9′s latest series Fat Tony & Co. Shane has been cast as Jim O’Brien and filming starts this week. Read more here!