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May, 2018


Movie Trailer – Aurore

Palace Films’ newest release, AURORE, has just opened in Australian cinemas. Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort (Agnès Jaoui, The Taste of Others), separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill and is slowly being pushed away to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, Totoche, (Thibault de Montalembert, Call My Agent!) something changes.  Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new. A hugelyRead More

Isabela Moner Set to Star in Paramount Players’ DORA THE EXPLORER

Isabela Moner is set to star in the titular role in Dora the Explorer, it was announced recently by Paramount Players. Based on the long-running hit Nickelodeon animated series, the live-action theatrical feature will follow a teenage Dora – accompanied by her best friend, the monkey Boots, and her cousin Diego – on an adventure. James Bobin is set to direct from a script by Nick Stoller and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel. “We are thrilled to have found our Dora in Isabela,” said Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players. “Dora has long been a celebrated, strong heroine in animated television, and like Dora, Isabela has anRead More

Warner Bros. Pictures Celebrates 50 Years of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures will debut an ‘unrestored’ 70mm print of the director’s groundbreaking science fiction epic at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival.  Widely considered among the greatest films of the 20th century, 2001: A Space Odyssey will return to select Australian cinemas in 70mm from 24th May, 2018. Set for Saturday, May 12th, the world premiere will be held during the Cannes Classics section of the Festival, featuring an introduction by award-winning filmmaker Christopher Nolan.  The screening willRead More

Maddie’s vision gets funding boost

The Victorian Government have announced a $2.4 million grant to fund Maddie Riewoldt’s dream, a world first research centre for Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes and a co-funded International Research Fellowship opportunity with the Victorian Cancer Agency. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy confirmed support for the Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Bone Marrow Biology which will see experts from across Australia collaborate to develop a better understanding of bone marrow function. “Maddie fought so hard and now her legacy will live on inRead More

Bebe Rexha to release debut album

Chart topping singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will release her highly anticipated debut album, Expectations, on June 22 via Warner Bros. Records. In addition to Bebe co-writing and co-producing every song on the album, Expectations is also produced by Max Martin, Ali Payami, JUSSI, Jason Evigan, Louis Bell, The Stereotypes and Hit-Boy. Those who pre-order the album will receive two tracks, Ferrari, as well as, 2 Souls On Fire (Ft. Quavo) instantly. Bebe’s current smash, Meant To Be featuring Florida Georgia Line, peaked at #1 on the Australian iTunes chart and #2Read More

Pete Murray announces national 3-piece acoustic tour

Pete Murray has announced a 3-piece acoustic tour that will cross the country playing intimate club shows, supported nationally by exciting newcomer, Matthew Armitage. The special run kicks off in Perth at Rosemount Hotel on June 29, moving through regional and metropolitan cities in Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and wraps up in Canberra at The Basement on August 26. Pete has just released his new single Heartbeats, a remix by ARIA-awarding winning Peter Mayes from PNAU. This remix of Heartbeats is subtle, and truly showcases Pete’s diversity asRead More

Black Panther – To be released on DVD on 30 May

The global cultural phenomenon of “Black Panther” has dominated the Australian box office charts, emerging as the highest grossing film to date in 2018 and rising to the third biggest movie of all time in the US with over $665 million at the box office. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe. Now, fans can bring home the phenomenon, packed withRead More

One Electric Day 2018

There is no doubt ONE ELECTRIC DAY is one of Melbourne’s favourite festivals. Celebrating its sixth annual event in 2018, the day at Werribee Park has sold-out every year, with ticket allocations exhausted within minutes in 2017. Sporting one of the biggest line-ups yet, the 2018 ONE ELECTRIC DAY will certainly follow suit. Headlined by Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes, and including the likes of the legendary The Angels, Ian Moss, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton and Thirsty Merc, this is the epitome of an Oz rock festival. Promoter Duane McDonaldRead More

The World Restaurant Awards to Debut in February 2019

MG has announced the creation of The World Restaurant Awards – a groundbreaking new award show for a restaurant-hungry public increasingly obsessed with eating, drinking and travel. The awards, produced by IMG, were conceived in partnership with restaurant journalist Joe Warwick (Creative Director) working alongside legendary gastronomic writer and broadcaster Andrea Petrini (Chair of the Judging Panel). The World Restaurant Awards will be the annual event recognising and celebrating the diversity of the international restaurant scene, delivered by the team that brings Taste Festivals to 20 cities around the world, asRead More

Australian comedy series to premiere on BBC Three

Cutting-edge methodologies in Australian filmmaking will shine the spotlight on New Media Production Company Cockatoo Co.Lab with its premiere of 600 Bottles of Wine – a short form series that will premiere on BBC Three in the UK on Sunday May 27 at 10am. Cockatoo Co.Lab is anchored in human-centered design and advocates an audience led approach. Their innovative multimedia projects uniquely address a diverse range of audience requirements by re-purposing stories across various formats. Bec Bignell (MediaXpress NSW and formerly ABC) and Dr. Marius Foley (RMIT) founded Cockatoo Co.Lab inRead More