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Lights Camera Action In The News

  BBC
  Aborigines hope for TV stardom
 
A new push is underway to get more black faces in Australian films and on television.

The under-representation of indigenous actors on the silver and small screens is blamed by some on racism and by others on a simple lack of opportunity.

Now, a community-run talent agency in Sydney is aiming to break down the barriers and help more aboriginal teenagers into showbiz.

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  The Australian
  Seeking the first black face on Ramsay St
 
TEAMS of youth workers are about to begin scouring the streets of Sydney at the start of a project that could culminate in an Aboriginal family moving into Ramsay Street on television's Neighbours.

The South Sydney Council program, designed to address the under-representation of Aborigines in film and television, will involve youth workers signing up potential indigenous stars to be offered to casting agencies.

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  The Sydney Morning Herald
  Aboriginal actors want share of the action
 
When watching television as a kid, Australian actor Aaron Pedersen remembers thinking that everyone in the country must be white.

"And when I did see Aboriginals, which was rare, they were getting arrested or being drunk. I knew Aboriginals who were doctors, lawyers, community leaders, and I thought 'this is not right'."

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  vGovt
  'Lights, Camera, Action' for South Sydney's Koori youth
 
A SOUTH Sydney Council initiative is helping launch indigenous teenagers into television and film employment and in doing so break down social barriers.

The council's Lights, Camera, Action program is targeting the wealth of young people in the Indigenous community with acting talent.

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  ENIAR
  Aborigines hope for TV Stardom
 
A new push is underway to get more black faces in Australian films and on television.

The under-representation of indigenous actors on the silver and small screens is blamed by some on racism and by others on a simple lack of opportunity.

For the full story click here