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74th Festival de Cannes

The Festival de Cannes is delighted to confirm that the American Spike Lee will be the President of the Jury of its 74th edition, which will be held this year from July 6 to 17, 2021. Loyal to his commitments, the American director promised to support the Festival on its return to the Croisette. Prevented last year due to the health crisis, the Festival de Cannes inaugurates this new decade with an outstanding President of the Jury, one of the greatest directors of his generation, as well as a screenwriter,Read More

93rd Annual Academy Awards

Major Changes for 2021 The Academy has ruled that streamed films will be eligible, and the sound categories have been merged. The Academy is grappling with shuttered movie theatres and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Films that were scheduled for theatrical release, that meet the other eligibility requirements and that are made available for Academy members to view on the organization’s members-only streaming service within 60 days of being made available on a publicly available streamer or VOD service, will be in the running. (This covers any and allRead More

Brunswick Ballroom welcomes The Black Sorrows

The Black Sorrows 6:30pm, Thursday, 22 April, 2021 BRUNSWICK BALLROOM, MELBOURNE, VIC PREMIUM RESERVE (DINNER FROM 6:30PM)Sales Close: 10:00am, Thu 22 Apr, 2021 $105.57 SHOW ONLY (SHOW STARTS 8PM)Sales Close: 4:00pm, Thu 22 Apr, 2021 $59.67 One of Australia’s most loved and enduring acts The Black Sorrows play the Brunswick Ballroom on Thursday 22nd April for a special sit down dinner and show performance. The Black Sorrows spent a lot of 2019 touring Europe and Australia following the release of Joe Camilleri’s 49th album, Citizen John, which debuted at #2Read More

Nina Dobrev Expands Dior Partnership

Nina Dobrev is staying in the Dior family. The actress, who previously served as an ambassador for Dior Beauty, is expanding her relationship with Dior to become a U.S. fragrance ambassador for Maison Christian Dior. In recent years, Dobrev has been a fixture at Dior events, ready-to-wear runway presentations in Paris, the Cannes Film Festival and galas in New York. She says she’s thrilled to continue working with Dior. “It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, but the reality of joining the family has beenRead More

Playful Promises lingerie

As its approaching a new season, its time to update your lingerie collection by introducing some fun, sexy pieces that will have you feeling fresh for fall. Playful Promises, London’s leading independent lingerie brand, offer various brands, styles and sizes, ensuring that there is something for everyone to feel confident and sexy in. Searches for Sexy lingerie have are at a 42% increase over the last four weeks, and these figures are only set to continue rising. Lingerie searches are currently at the highest levels over the previous 12 months, andRead More

Crystalbrook Collection partners with Beyond Blue

Leading Australian sustainable hospitality company Crystalbrook Collection has partnered with Beyond Blue to raise much-needed funds for Australians in need of mental health support as a result of COVID-19. Crystalbrook Collection launched a give-back campaign via their website in July 2020, pledging to donate $5 from every booking made online to mental health and wellbeing support organisation, Beyond Blue. The initiative has raised more than $26,000, which Beyond Blue says will directly assist more than 552 people seeking mental health support. Geoff York, Chief Executive Officer for Crystalbrook Collection, said:Read More

The Geography of Friendship comes to TV

Aquarius Films’ have partnered with Dollhouse Pictures to develop and produce Sally Piper’s best-selling novel The Geography of Friendship into a limited TV 6 x 1hr series. Aquarius Films’ principals Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford will produce alongside Dollhouse Picture’s Jessica Carrera with Rose Byrne as Executive Producer. Fielder is an Academy Award nominated producer known for Lion starring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara. AACTA nominated Staniford produced  Vertical Entertainment’s  Berlin Syndrome starring Teresa Palmer, directed by Cate Shortland (upcoming Marvel tentpole Black Widow.) Carrera is an ACCTA nominated producer who recentlyRead More

Aquarius Films and Decade Films to produce ‘Most Admired Woman’

Leading independent production company Aquarius Films will produce a feature film based on the acclaimed biography Sister Kenny: The Woman Who Challenged the Doctors, written by award-winning science writer Victor Cohn. Rising writing talent Becca Johnstone has adapted the book into a screenplay titled Most Admired Woman. An Aquarius Films and Decade Films production, the film is produced by Angie Fielder & Polly Staniford for Aquarius Films and Ray Quint & Andrew Handelsmann for Decade Films.  Fielder is an Academy Award-nominated producer known for Lion starring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, and Rooney Mara. Staniford produced Read More

PUMA presents the Cali Star

Sports company PUMA presents the Cali Star, the newest member of the Cali family, designed for those ready to shine brighter than the rest. Worn by PUMA Ambassador Selena Gomez, the shoe is made for those who aren’t afraid to stand out. “You have to go after what you want and follow your dreams. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd by being you,” said Selena Gomez. The Cali Star is a trendy addition to the franchise with a sleek, streetwise silhouette and clean design details. It takesRead More


The great man of Australian music  –  Michael Gudinski  –  has passed away suddenly at his home in Melbourne.  He was 68 years old.  Michael Solomon Gudinski was a true legend and icon of the Australian music industry and I am in shock, like everyone who knew him.  He founded Mushroom Records and built upon that with smaller labels and the Mushroom Music publishing and Frontier Touring Company.  I was in his company many times enjoying gigs over about twenty years and sharing many great experiences. He took the keenestRead More