Bauer Media sells Australian Geographic to Northern Pictures

Bauer Media has sold Australian Geographic to Northern Pictures, a documentary production company based in Sydney.

Jo Runciman, the current publisher of Australian Geographic, will move with the magazine to its new home at Northern Pictures along with editor-in-chief Chrissie Goldrick and the entire Australian Geographic team.

Whiteley's a winner!


Perth-based Ash Gibson Greig, composer of the soundtrack for WHITELEY, has won the 2017 APRA AMCOS Screen Music Award for 'Best Music for a Documentary'. Amongst a group of high-quality nominees, Ash's eclectic score -- which features jazz, rock, and evocative incidental music -- took home the prize. In addition to this prestigious award, Ash has also been nominated for 'Best Original Music Score for a Documentary' at the illustrious AACTA Awards, to be announced on December 4, 2017. Amongst other nominees, Ash is competing against his own score for BLUE, another production from Northern Pictures! WHITELEY has also been nominated for AACTA Awards for Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Sound. You can hear some of Ash's fantastic soundtrack in this trailer, or watch the film on DVDiTunes, or bring it to your local cinema on demand via Fan-Force. Congratulations, Ash!

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.


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 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.