It’s a good time for producer-types in Australia. The ABC are looking for multimedia producers to work on an exciting new project that aims to engage audiences across regional Australia over all platforms: tv, radio, online and mobile. Read more about it and apply here.
I’ve been in Sydney all week and a lot of this time has been spent hanging out with my 8 year old nephew, Alvin J. At the moment he’s right into these skate movies from the 80s – the Bones Brigade series. Created by the legendary (in skate circles, at least) Powell-Peralta, these films feature an all star skater lineup – Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill & Lance Mountain.
I haven’t really watched skate movies since I was a teenager trying to mooch in on my brother and his mates, but watching these movies now is hilarious – great skating, brilliant soundtrack, silly acting & plotlines but it’s all so much more laid back and less commercial than the skate movies (and games) out there today.
I recently watched the Ramones documentary ‘End of the Century’ and it’s brilliant. The band has had more lives than I realised – from their early days as awkward angsty Queens boys playing at CBGBs they went on to record 5 albums, toured relentlessly around the world for over 20 years, made THAT rock & roll high school movie & then their last album was produced by the infamous nutty producer, Phil Spector.
I read in the papers on the weekend that Microsoft were teaming up with Family Guy to create a one-off “Almost Live Comedy Show” special to promote the new Windows 7. It’s now Tuesday and now I hear the deal is off over ‘content concerns’.