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Sunday, November 10th, 2019

 

HAY MATE – A BUSH CHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR FARMERS

FEATURING JOHN FARNHAM WITH ALL MY EXES LIVE IN TEXAS, VANESSA AMOROSI, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, THE BLACK SORROWS WITH VIKA & LINDA, RUSSELL MORRIS, JON STEVENS, JOHN WILLIAMSON, TIM WHEATLEY AND LITTLE GEORGIA Banding together this festive season, John Farnham will lead a cast of Aussie entertainers to raise important funds for Rural Aid with the Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal for Our Aussie Farmers. Joining John for this all-star line-up is a list of Aussie music royalty including Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi, John Williamson, The Black SorrowsRead More


Bee Gees biopic in the pipeline

Paramount Pictures is teaming with upstart producer-financier Sister and Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King to mount a movie about the Bee Gees, the trio whose worldwide sales of more than 220 million records established them as one of the biggest selling groups of all time. While Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb first began performing together in the late 1950s, much of their popularity came after they wrote songs for Saturday Night Fever that prolonged the popularity of disco and led to one of the top-selling albums ever. Paramount has purchasedRead More


Production funding announcements from Screen Australia

Screen Australia has announced production funding for three feature films and one online project which will share in a total of $1.4 million. The slate includes supernatural drama You Won’t Be Alone from writer/director Goran Stolevski and producers Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings from Causeway Films; and 6 Festivals, a drama centred on a group of friends who commit to a bucket list of music festivals over one summer from writer/director Macario De Souza. Also receiving funding are writer/director Tyson Johnston’s Streamline, about a prospective teen Olympic swimmer; and Moments of Clarity, an onlineRead More


2019 Polish Film Festival

Polish Cinema In Australia, Inc is proud to announce its line-up for the seventh annual Polish Film Festival, showcasing the best of Poland’s filmmaking – plus a special screening of an Australian documentary – over two November weeks in Melbourne, with Festival highlights screening in early December for Sydney audiences. Melbourne’s much-loved independent cinemas, The Classic and Lido will be home to Polish Film Festival – Australia 2019 from November 22 to December 1; and in Sydney, the Ritz Cinemas will hold two screenings each day on the weekend of December 7 & 8.Read More


Single Release: Sheppard – Die Young

Following on from a whirlwind 12 months, packed with international shows, the Eurovision song competition, a #1 album and studio sessions across multiple continents, Australian hit-makers Sheppard have returned home with their latest single ‘Die Young’, a track that until recently, had the band questioning their creative direction. In late February, the band took a brief break from performing as lead singer George Sheppard was diagnosed with a throat injury. Despite spending the next three months resting, by May it was clear that George required vocal surgery, which he underwent last month. The forced restRead More


Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum

Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum, presented by the Engelstad Foundation, is now open. The exhibition’s opening festivities included the Boneyard Ball at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, where Burton was honoured with The Neon Museum’s GLOW Award and guests enjoyed a performance by The Killers. Burton also spoke at a news conference preceding the public opening of the exhibition and signed 500 copies of his books for fans. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum comprises sculptural and digital installations celebrating Burton’s links toRead More


CHADSTONE’S SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP SHOPPING EVENT

Christmas is fast approaching at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, with over 350 offers and up to 50 per cent off selected retailers at its Shop ‘Til You Drop event on Wednesday 13 November from 8am to 11pm. Customers can kick off their festive shopping with the 15 hours of shopping event at Chadstone, the destination this Christmas. With hundreds offers and special activities, there is something to suit everyone including apparel, beauty, homewares and complimentary gift with purchase offers, as well as a range of dining and entertainment experiences throughout theRead More


The Drover’s Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson starts filming

Filming recently began in NSW on Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson, Leah’s feature film adaptation of her hugely successful stage play. Leah will direct and star in the film and has written the screenplay. She is joined in the cast by Rob Collins (Cleverman, The Wrong Girl), Sam Reid (Lambs of God, The Railway Man), Jessica de Gouw (Arrow, Gretel & Hansel), Malachi Dower-Roberts, Tony Cogin and Harry Greenwood. The film is produced by Bain Stewart for Oombarra Productions and David Jowsey, Angela Littlejohn and Greer Simpkin forRead More


IMG ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN FASHION LAUREATE

IMG has announced the winners of the Australian Fashion Laureate, celebrating individuals who have contributed to the growth and global promotion of the Australian fashion industry. Winners across all nine categories were revealed at Café Sydney during a celebratory luncheon bringing the Australian fashion industry together. The Australian Fashion Laureate celebrated exceptional contributions across categories including Womenswear,  Menswear, Emerging Talent, Accessories, Retailer, Model of the Year and Outstanding Creative. As the pinnacle fashion industry honour, the Australian Fashion Laureate was awarded in recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Australian fashion industry overRead More


Riviera 31 at Sofitel LA Unveils Cocktail Collection

Riviera 31 at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has debuted a new cocktail menu inspired by the Angeleno lifestyle surrounding health and wellness. Director of Nightlife Aidan Demarest, who joined the Sofitel team in August 2019, has curated a limited-edition cocktail collection designed to cure the summer hangovers and embody the health-conscious City of Stars. In a town where there is no shortage of gluten-free, vegan and clean-eating spots, Demarest has introduced his first cocktail menu for the property entitled ‘Indian Summer’. Comprising seven drinks, the menu offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholicRead More