Inside Film magazine: It’s a long way to the top

Inside Film Magazine. Published February 2012. Sam Worthington has become Australia’s latest big screen, action hero. He talks to Brendan Swift about why he doesn’t mind being pigeon-holed, his trajectory to Hollywood success and latest film, Man on a Ledge. It’s mid-January and the headlines are coming thick and fast – it can only mean

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Asset magazine – Beware Panda Bears

Asset magazine. Published December 2011. BEWARE PANDA BEARS – Investing in Asia Brendan Swift Investors must navigate cultural, corporate governance and political forces and issues in order to capture a slice of the Asia-Pacific region’s rapid economic growth, which is being powered by China’s development, Brendan Swift writes. Plans to produce the first official Chinese-Australian

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ABC The Drum – Culture against currency in local film survival

ABC – The Drum Opinion. Published November 2011. The overwhelming majority of the Australian public support local screen content, according to a new survey by Screen Australia. It’s a good thing as the public have pumped more than half-a-billion dollars into the sector via direct production investment and tax rebates since the Government agency was

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Inside Film magazine: Living Legend – Bryan Brown

Inside Film Magazine. Published February 2011. An array of props – a duck wearing a bow tie, a black and white-painted hangman’s noose, a cigar – don’t hold much interest for Bryan Brown. You haven’t got a holster with a gun?” he asks. It’s a photo shoot to commemorate his recent Kodak Living Legend IF

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BRW – Rules of Contention

BRW magazine. Published November 2008. Rules of contention – Do financial planners earn their keep? A tough economy will put a maligned sector under a new spotlight. Report: Brendan Swift Benjamin Short was AMP’s champion life insurance salesman in the late 1800s. Paid a handsome £3000 a year in commissions – more than the then

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The Australian Financial Review – CBA rides out credit turmoil

The Australian Financial Review. Published August 2008. CBA rides out credit turmoil Brendan Swift Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief executive Ralph Norris has warned that the global credit crisis is set to weigh down local bank earnings for at least the next 18 months, although the Australian economy remains robust and global markets are starting

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The Age Green Guide – Jumping on the band wagon

The Age Green Guide. Published May 2002. Jumping on the band wagon – COVER STORY Brendan Swift Whether it is the lure of a worldwide audience, new advertising opportunities, or the chance to create your own radio station, Internet Radio is steadily building a devoted following around the world. Since last January, the total number

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Black + White magazine – Craig Holmes

Black + White magazine. Published June 2001. Craig Holmes Craig Holmes revitalised his career when he immersed himself in the unique effects of underwater imagery. Text: Brendan Swift Scuba divers often wax lyrical about the incredible beauty and variety of undersea life. But when Craig Holmes took the plunge, he had a different set of

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