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SCREEN AUSTRALIA INVESTS $4 MILLION ACROSS 15 DOCUMENTARIES

Screen Australia today announced $4.15 million in production investment funding for 15 new documentaries through the Documentary Producer and Commissioned programs. The projects include a companion piece to upcoming SBS drama Sunshine; actor Sam Neill’s voyage through the Pacific as he retraces and interrogates the impact of Captain Cook’s travels;... Read More

Mamamia review episode 1 of Family Rules, ‘The best moments from the premiere of Australia’s new favorite show, Family Rules.’

The first episode of NITV’s Family Rules aired last night, and it has Australia talking for all the right reasons. Dubbed the “Aussie Kardashians” the show features Daniella Borg and her nine daughters facing the dilemmas of family life in contemporary Australia. Producer Renee Kennedy puts it best when she describes the Rule... Read More

Aja Styles from the Sydney Morning Herald reviews episode 1 of Family Rules – ‘Indigenous Kardashians’ outshine Real Housewives’

These diamonds in the rough have more sheen and class than all the carats on The Real Housewives of Melbourne's ring fingers put together. Even though they have been dubbed Australia's "Indigenous Kardashians", NITV's reality show on the Rule family has more of the feel of MTV's Teen Mom than the fame-hungry Kardashian family.... Read More

The West Australian features Family Rules with ‘Family in Focus’

When documentary makers approached Perth mother Daniella Borg and her nine daughters about starring in their own TV show, her initial reaction was shock. “We were surprised. We were approached after a documentary was done on my daughter Angela Rule, so from that first documentary based on her aspirations to... Read More

TV Tonight features Family Rules

Let’s kick off the year with a show that ticks a few extra boxes, shall we? Family Rules on NITV turns the camera on contemporary Indigenous women living in Perth. Right there you have a bunch of words that are already left behind by the majority of what’s on Free to Air. Read... Read More

Family Rules gets a billboard in the centre of Sydney

It's here! Our #FamilyRulesNITV billboard is up on William Street in Kings Cross, right across from the iconic Coca-Cola sign. It's a big moment for the Rule Family, but also for NITV who are proud to have significant Indigenous representation in one of Australia's most famous locations. See the video of the...

Ten years in, NITV captures hearts with largest doc series yet

Once broadcasters realised that audiences love intimate true life stories, the small world of observational documentary came under tremendous pressure. The networks wanted cliffhangers, heroes and villains, always called ‘strong, compelling stories’. Producers were told to set the action up, to contrive, to turn people into parodies of themselves. Many... Read More

New NITV series teaches the rules of the indigenous modern family

Australia’s indigenous channel NITV has announced the premiere of its upcoming ob doc Family Rules on Monday January 9. Family Rules follows the Rule family, led by matriarch Daniella – who is forced to raise nine daughters on her own after tragically losing her husband in a one-hit coward punch.... Read More

Indigenous doc ‘Family Rules’ to air January 9

NITV’s new observational documentary series, Family Rules, will air from January 9. The Metamorflix-produced series follows the matriarch of the Rule family, Daniella, and her nine daughters, aged between 12 and 29. Daniella is raising them on her own after the tragic death of her husband following a one-hit "coward... Read More

New Doco Series Family Rules Looks at Life in an All-Female Indigenous Household

Mum Daniella presides over a family of nine sisters in this six part series from Perth based production company, Metamorflix. NITV’s upcoming observational documentary series, Family Rules, looks at the challenges faced by the Rule family – 10 Indigenous women tackling life together. Matriarch Daniella Rule was forced to raise... Read More

SBS unveils refugee and asylum-seeker dramas for 2017 as Viceland launches

Two topical new dramas exploring the refugee and asylum-seeker experience in Australia and new documentaries putting racism and poverty under the spotlight headline SBS’s TV offering for 2017. After facing some criticism for drifting away from its multicultural charter, the channel’s new schedule appears to put a renewed focus on... Read More

NITV Unveils Brand New Series, Family Rules, Slated For January

For six nights across two weeks in January, Australia is invited to look into the lives of nine sisters and their mum in a landmark new series on NITV. Family Rules is a half-hour observational documentary series, giving an intimate snapshot of modern Indigenous family life. Perth-based production company Metamorflix,... Read More

Kardashians no match for Daniella and her daughters

They’ve been called the black Kardashians. But a family of nine beautiful daughters raised by their mother and about to feature in a new, fly-on-the-wall television series reject the comparison. The six-part series called Family Rules follows the lives of the Rule sisters who range in ages from 12 to... Read More