Whiteley screening in the following cinemas from May 11

WHITELEY is a visual journey into the private life and creative legacy of Australia’s most iconic artist, Brett Whiteley, told “in his own words” using personal letters, notebooks and photographs, interwoven with reconstructions, animations, archival interviews and rare footage.

IN CINEMAS MAY 11

NSW: 
Chauvel CinemaPalace Norton StDendy NewtownDendy Opera QuaysHayden Orpheum Picture Palace CremorneThe Ritz Cinema RandwickEvent Cronulla & Event Newcastle

ACT: Palace Electric

VIC: Cinema NovaPalace ComoPalace Brighton BayPalace Balwyn

QLDPalace Centro

WA: Luna Leederville

SA: Palace EastEnd

TAS: State Cinema Hobart

News.com: Ice’s terrifying grip: ‘You just need another shot to make it all better’

THIS is one of the many faces of ice.

A mentally-ill addict, in the grip of schizophrenia and crystal methamphetamine (ice) addiction, convinced the drug is helping him.

Long-term ice user Aaron’s delusions are so great, one minute he thinks the drug helps him sleep, the next he thinks it keeps him awake — all the better to guard him against the people he’s convinced are out to get him as he descends into full-blown paranoia.

The schizophrenia is exacerbated by his ice use, but Aaron believes it heals him.

His disturbing plight unfolds in the first episode of confronting new ABC documentary series Ice Wars.

NT News: ‘Australians want to drive faster, drink more and take more drugs than anyone else,’ says top drug cop

ONE of Australia’s top drug enforcement officers Detective Superintendent Tony Cooke, Commander of the New South Wales Drug Squad, has revealed the extent of Australia’s spiralling problem with addiction.

ABC News: NSW Police bust suspected drug lab in Sydney's west in new Ice Wars series

It is the early morning wake-up call no-one wants to get, and it could happen on your street.

Bleary-eyed neighbours watch as heavily armed police break down the door and storm a suspected drug lab in Sydney's west.

After months of planning, the high-stakes flashpoint unfolds with guns trained and voices raised as officers search, what from the outside at least, looks like a normal house.

On the inside, however, it is a different story.

SMH: ABC's Ice Wars: Documentary series goes behind the scenes on death, destruction and recovery

Just a week before filming proper began on Ice Wars, a townhouse opposite the crew's production headquarters in Redfern was raided. Inside the building was a meth lab, categorised as medium-sized, just shy of an industrial-scale outfit.

Media Week: Luke Warm Sex: The need for originality and variety in TV production

Media Week: Luke Warm Sex: The need for originality and variety in TV production

Cognisant of the rapid changes in the broadcast environment these days, Northern Pictures head of factual Karina Holden believes one should never rest on one’s laurels. Rather than just use the phrase as an empty sentiment to describe an upcoming production slate, she practises what she preaches as evident by her own 2013 jump from a comfortable job as a commissioning editor at the ABC.

SMH: Luke McGregor's Luke Warm Sex probes everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask

SMH: Luke McGregor's Luke Warm Sex probes everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask

A Q&A with Karl Quinn. 

"You present yourself as incredibly naive about sex, having been a virgin until age 25 and having "done it" just twice since then. Is this a character you've created for the show or is it really you?"

IF.com: Northern Pictures head of factual Karina Holden on ABC show Luke Warm Sex

IF.com: Northern Pictures head of factual Karina Holden on ABC show Luke Warm Sex

Karina Holden is the head of factual entertainment at Northern Pictures.

Her list of credits include Go Back To Where You Came From for SBS, and Changing Minds for the ABC. 

Her new show is Luke Warm Sex, a six-part series which follows comedian Luke McGregor as he tries to get better at sex with help from sexperts, therapists, scientists, tantric practitioners and sexual empowerment coaches.