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The ABC Signs New Deal to Secure South Australian Screen Partnership

The ABC Signs New Deal to Secure South Australian Screen Partnership

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ABC signs new deal to secure South Australian screen partnership

The ABC has agreed to a partnership with South Australian Film Corporation that will see them invest $5.2m over three years into an ABC-specific fund that promotes screen industry growth and job creation in South Australia.

The network offers a variety of programs, such as dramas, comedies, reality shows and sports. Additionally, it provides news programming.

1. The Good Doctor

ABC has announced a groundbreaking collaboration with the South Australian Film Corporation. Under this arrangement, $5.2 million will be committed over three years to an ABC-specific fund that is intended to spur screen industry development and job creation throughout South Australia.

David Shore's medical drama The Good Doctor, featuring Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy (House), premiered in 2017. It stars as a young man with autism and savant syndrome.

He initially struggles to fit in among neurotypical medical students and colleagues at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, but ultimately becomes a valued member of the team.

The Good Doctor often plays it safe, but it also includes some unexpected moments of inclusivity. For instance, the episode "She" featured trans actor Sophie Giannamore who faced off against a transphobic scene for the first time ever on The Good Doctor.

2. The Secret Life of Us

For years, Australia's television dramas focused on police shows or community soaps. But The Secret Life of Us revolutionized that by showing what young Australians really looked like - debuting in 2001 and setting a new standard.

The show focused on a group of twenty to thirty-something friends living in an apartment block in St Kilda, Melbourne. It explored their interpersonal relationships, romantic interests and personal/career development.

Network Ten made a groundbreaking move with this series - it was the first TV show to feature a city setting and moved away from traditional hospital, court and cop shop dramas. Plus, it provided an opportunity for several talented actors, including former child star Claudia Karvan and Samuel Johnson.

3. The Good Fight

If you can get past the cursing and in-the-moment references to current events and real world issues this show frequently tackles (police brutality, racism, identity theft, the collapse of society), The Good Fight is one of the best TV shows in recent years - and does so without feeling lazy or cheap.

This season has been especially thrilling. There have been remarkable standalones, some focusing on Diane-Liz's relationship, as well as shows with an ensemble cast that can easily shift between hilarious to tragic.

What The Good Fight does best is capture that ineffable feeling of trying to make sense of a world that defies logic. I haven't come across another drama that so accurately captures this feeling and beautifully examines it.

4. The Secret Life of Bees

In 1964, fourteen-year-old Lily Owens is haunted by the memory of her mother's passing. When her fierce caregiver Rosaleen is brutalized and jailed, Lily flees with her to Tiburon, South Carolina where she finds refuge among an eccentric group of black beekeeping sisters.

She becomes intrigued by beekeeping, honey production and the Black Madonna as she learns more about these topics. Additionally, she develops a fascination for Zach - an African American beekeeper who assists her in processing honey. As this journey unfolds, so too do her beliefs about race and women's rights.

The Secret Life of Bees is an inspiring debut novel that tackles pressing social issues such as racism and women's rights. Written by Sue Monk Kidd, it earned critical acclaim and became a New York Times bestseller. It has also been adapted into a film and Off-Broadway musical; recommended for readers aged 12+.

5. The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off is an award-winning UK television series that showcases the skills of amateur bakers. Each week, contestants are given a different baking challenge that grows more difficult as time goes on.

The show's success has inspired many to try baking at home, leading supermarkets to experience dramatic increases in sales of baking ingredients and accessories. Furthermore, Women's Institute memberships have seen a major boost as a result of this exposure.

'Bake Off' is a show that doesn't shy away from real life issues, yet it skillfully weaves them in with just the right amounts of sentimentality and fun. It's an impressively self-assured production that knows exactly who it is and delivers an engaging show.

6. The Voice

The Voice is an American reality television show that pits vocalists against celebrity coaches in a singing competition. The victor receives US$100,000 and an exclusive recording contract with Universal Music Group.

The show begins with blind auditions, followed by battle rounds, knockouts and live performances. The winning artist will be announced during a broadcast of the live results.

A special button known as a "Save" allows a coach to prevent another coach from adding a contestant to their team. During knockout rounds, coaches may also utilize their "Steal" power to take an artist away from their rival.

ABC has inked a deal with the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) to secure a South Australian screen partnership. The Content Pipeline Fund, an investment of $5.2m over three years that will support industry development and job creation across drama, narrative comedy and children's content.

7. The X Factor

The X Factor is a popular singing competition that originated in the United Kingdom. Based on its original British series, it was launched in Australia by Network Ten in 2005.

The show has a distinguished history of winners who went on to become pop stars around the globe. Each winner has earned both a recording contract and management deal.

Furthermore, the winning contestant has released numerous hit singles.

The X Factor is one of many reality shows to emerge from the UK in recent years. These shows typically follow a similar format: they search for people with talent and then let them perform for a panel of judges.

8. The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is a beloved television show that has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions around the globe. While its twelve-season run ended in May 2019, its cast and producers are still creating captivating new projects.

The show is renowned for its comedic elements, but it also serves as an excellent example of how comedy can be used to explore real-life issues. In one episode, Leonard and Sheldon embark on a research expedition to the Arctic while aerospace engineer Howard travels to Russia aboard both Russian Soyuz spacecraft and an International Space Station model.

As part of their screen partnership, the South Australian Film Corporation is investing $5.2m into an ABC-specific fund to create up to 460 jobs across drama, narrative comedy and factual. This initiative promises to boost our state's industry growth.

9. The X Factor Australia

The X Factor Australia is an Australian version of the UK TV talent show, in which singing contestants vie to become the next big star. It began airing in 2005 and concluded its run in January 2017.

It may have been a formulaic TV show, but it still managed to produce some huge pop stars. Like its predecessors, this show followed in the growing trend of reality shows where ordinary people are filmed as they deal with and respond to challenging circumstances.

The show differed from its immediate predecessors Get Your Act Together, Pop Idol and Popstars by giving judges a central role in auditions and development - particularly during "boot camp" segments. As a result, viewers became emotionally invested in contestants not just based on their musical performances but also what went on behind the scenes.

10. The Bachelor

In 2002, ABC premiered The Bachelor, ushering in a new era of reality dating shows that relied less on chance than an organized process of elimination. It marked an important turning point that would soon become established institutions.

After its success, it spawned several spinoffs. In 2010, Bachelor Pad debuted, offering eliminated contestants the chance to date each other again.

In 2014, ABC introduced Bachelor in Paradise as a seasonal spinoff that took inspiration from the Olympics. Later that year, Bachelor Winter Games was introduced to bring together contestants from rival shows.

ABC and the South Australian Film Corporation have just announced a collaboration that will create up to 460 jobs across drama, narrative comedy, children's programming and factual programming. With their $5.2m Content Pipeline Fund investment, this initiative aims to support South Australia's screen industry while stimulating development and employment opportunities.

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