News & Events from 2014

Rake wins best TV drama at SPA 2014 Awards

Rake wins best TV drama at SPA 2014 Awards

Rake – Series 3 has won Best TV Drama at the 14th Screen Producers Australia Awards. Held in Melbourne this week during the Screen Forever conference, the Awards recognise the creation of outstanding screen content; celebrate the skill, accomplishment,...
ON AIR: What’s the Catch? Thursdays 8.30pm on SBS

ON AIR: What’s the Catch? Thursdays 8.30pm on SBS

Starting Thursday Oct 30th on SBS at 8.30pm, in this three part series, food critic turned Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans investigates the truth about Australia’s seafood and reveals what we should be eating and why. In Episode One – Thursday Oct 30 at...
Two AWG Awards for Rake and The Broken Shore screenwriters

Two AWG Awards for Rake and The Broken Shore screenwriters

Essential Media would like to congratulate Peter Duncan and Andrew Knight for their big wins at the 47th Annual Australian Writers’ Guild Awards (the AWGIEs), held in Sydney on September 5, 2014. Peter Duncan picked up the award for Best Script in a Television...
Fox adapts US version of Jack Irish

Fox adapts US version of Jack Irish

An American script adaptation of Essential’s successful Australian crime drama series Jack Irish, starring Guy Pearce and based on the detective novels by Peter Temple, has been ordered by Fox TV. The US version has showrunners Seamus Kevin Fahey (The Following,...
ON AIR: Shane Delia Thursdays 7:30PM on SBS

ON AIR: Shane Delia Thursdays 7:30PM on SBS

In the second stage of Shane’s odyssey through the Middle East, he travels to exotic and mysterious Turkey. As well as exploring the historical and cultural foundations of this colourful country, he experiences the legacy of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and then...