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November, 2019



The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, in the capital city of Western Australia. Part of the landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth overlooks the city’s beautiful Swan River and Kings Park and connects guests to the destination’s rich way of life through a contemporary take on local culture, history and cuisine. The opening of the hotel also marks the 100th Ritz-Carlton property globally and heralds a much-anticipated return of the iconic luxury brand to Australia. “We are very excited to bring the legendary serviceRead More

2019 Casting Guild of Australia Awards

The Casting Guild of Australia has announced the nominees in all categories for its annual CGA Awards. The only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrates and recognises casting across all mediums including film, television, advertising, theatre and online content, the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony held at Holding Redlich in Melbourne on Friday 29 November. Hosted by actors Zahra Newman (Wentworth) and Mark Coles Smith (Picnic at Hanging Rock), with special guest AACTA Award-winning producer Todd Abbott from Guesswork, the Awards seek to acknowledge and supportRead More

2019 Bond University Film and TV Awards

Nominees present outstanding student films for 2019 Bond University Film and TV Awards A documentary about the struggles of a dairy farmer and a thriller shot on the desolate Abrolhos Islands are among the entries in Australia’s top competition for high school filmmakers. The 2019 Bond University Film and Television Awards — BUFTA – accepts short films in six categories, with the major prize being a full scholarship to study film and television at the Gold Coast university. The Director of Film, Screen and Creative Media at Bond, Associate ProfessorRead More

Crystalbrook Collection Unveils New Cairns Hotel

Crystalbrook Collection’s second five-star Cairns hotel, Bailey, will open on 2 November with a strong passion for art, gastronomy and sustainability. Located in the heart of Cairns cultural precinct and just a stone throw for the Esplanade boardwalk and lagoon, Bailey is adorned with Australian artwork and features 255 spacious guest rooms and residences, three restaurants and bars, meeting spaces for up to 150 people, a rooftop mezzanine plunge pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Bailey is the child of Crystalbrook Collection, an independent Australian tourism and hospitality company withRead More


Proudly supported by Screen Queensland, the Sanctuary International Film Festival will return to The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast for the fifth consecutive year on 21 – 24 November 2019. Set against the stunning backdrop of Sanctuary Cove, the outdoor & indoor event premiers some of the best short films, documentaries and feature films from around the world. Film industry workshops, panels, industry networking and special events such as a charity golf tournament and exclusive VIP opening and closing parties will also form part of the 2019 program. The freeRead More


American Express Open-air Cinemas unveil an exciting Summer program of food and films, spanning Australia and New Zealand. The 2019-20 Trans-Tasman tour runs until April 2020, and will visit eight stunning locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Auckland and Christchurch. American Express Openair Cinemas are dedicated to hosting more than movies, with festival-vibe entertainment on offer and American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits. FILMS Gracing the screen this season is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Hustlers, Joker, Zombieland: Double Tap, Charlie’sRead More

The Holy Shroud – An Exclusive Exhibition

From November 15 2019, The Holy Shroud, an immersive experience by celebrated Italian artist Veronica Piraccini will be presented in an exhibition setting at SpACE@Collins in Melbourne.  For 10 days only, six artworks created in response to the Holy Shroud of Turin using an ancient technique and colours of Piraccini’s own invention, invite you to embark on a historical, scientific and artistic journey whilst provoking dialogue and contemplation. The Holy Shroud exhibition will be presented for the first time in Australia from November 15-24 after successful exhibitions in Italy, the United States, Brazil,Read More

Movie Trailer – Bombshell

Starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie, and based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Directed by Emmy Award winner Jay Roach and written by Academy Award winner Charles Randolph. BOMBSHELL also stars Emmy Award winner Kate McKinnon, Golden Globe nominee Connie Britton, Emmy Award winnerRead More

Joe Pesci’s Jersey Shore Mansion for sale

Academy Award-winning actor Joe Pesci’s Jersey Shore waterfront mansion is for sale and featured at Whether as Vincent LaGuardia “Vinny” Gambini, Joe Pesci’s character in the Deep South legal-comedy ‘My Cousin Vinny,’ or Nicholas “Nicky” Santoro, his mob character with animal-killer instincts in ‘Casino,’ Pesci’s skilled sense of timing brings his characters to life in a way that few actors can match. He announced his retirement from acting in 1999 to return to music, his first love, but fans are thrilled to learn that once again he has teamed up withRead More

Screen Australia development funding – November 2019

Seven television dramas, nine online projects, nine feature films and a podcast will share in almost $900,000 of Story Development funding. The slate includes the (alleged) return of the Leyland Brothers; the makers of Bluey turning their eye to live-action feature film; and the first podcast the agency has funded as a proof-of-concept device. Nerida Moore, Screen Australia’s Head of Development said, “We’re now into the second year of the Generate and Premium Story Development programs, and the industry is fully utilising the opportunity to develop film and episodic content at differentRead More