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Hilarious New Comedy LITTLE ACORNS Launching Sept 1

NEW AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SERIES ‘LITTLE ACORNS’ LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 1 All the laughter, tears, tantrums and endless drama of a suburban childcare centre.... and then there’s the kids.
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Inaugural Festival celebrates International Queer Cinema Friday September 9-15 | Seven screenings across seven nights

The WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot Perth are thrilled to host the inaugural Perth International Queer Film Festival from September 9-15. With support from The Film Collaborative and M-Appeal, seven films showcasing the very best of International Queer Cinema will premiere in Western Australia across seven nights at the boutique venue with proceeds to the WA AIDS Council. When developing the festival program, Film Festival Director Mark Reid was on a mission to offer Perth audiences thought provoking film. “I didn’t want to put films in the festival that were happy ever after films…It needed to be gritty, it needed to show the depth
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Monster Pictures to Release I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER theatrically in September

“Breathtakingly innovative, delightfully ghoulish and insightfully unconventional” – The Austin Chronicle "An understated thriller about the evil lurking beneath the skin of the American heartland" – Hollywood Reporter
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Win an on-set role in Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast

One lucky movie buff will rub shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a walk-on role in the blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today [Monday 29 August 2016]. The Premier said the winner would receive a walk-on-role in the movie, backstage access and a Gold Coast holiday with three friends as part of a promotion between Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and The Today Show. 'Being part of a Marvel Studios production is a unique opportunity and I am proud my Government was able to secure the filming of this blockbuster for our state,' Ms Palaszczuk
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CINEFESTOZ AWARD WIN ADDS TO RUNAWAY SUCCESS FOR AUSTRALIAN FILM AHEAD OF GENERAL RELEASE 8 SEPTEMBER

Ahead of its September 8 national release from Umbrella Entertainment, Australian coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep by Rosemary Myers continues to achieve remarkable success: on Saturday, the film was honoured with the $100,000 CinefestOZ Award, Australia's richest film prize, the latest in a stream of award wins, sell-out screenings and international critical acclaim, making it one of the most successful Australian films of 2016. Australian distributor Umbrella Entertainment’s Managing Director Jeff Harrison said “This is just the best news for this unique and remarkable Australian film. To my mind there has been no other Australian film like it to date. The
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Australian actor Alex Cubis has been cast in a film shooting in Los Angeles

Cubis (Rake, Mako: Island of Secrets and No Evil) will play a lead role in Only Once More, a feature film directed by Broadway-director Anna Bamberger, assistant directed by Shea Farrell (Glee). The film is being packaged by Hope Newman at CAA, Daniel Rosenblum and Sheila Rosenblum producing.  The story concerns a young couple dealing with money issues in an affluent community. The film stars Estella Warren (Planet of the Apes, Law & Order) as well as Thomas F Duffy (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), Geoff Reeves (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Tami Roman (VH1's The Basketball Diaries). Cubis was a regular
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New Multi-Million Dollar Initative for Australian Film & TV Scripts

The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) and one of Australia’s leading screenwriters have joined forces in a new multi-million dollar initiative to find, develop and promote talented Australian screenwriters.   Scripted Ink. is a joint initiative between the AWG and Shane Brennan, the Australian writer and producer behind the hit US series NCIS: Los Angeles.   More than $1 million will be invested in Scripted Ink. in its first year to develop film and television projects written by both up-and-coming and experienced Australian screenwriters with further investments over the following two years.   Shane Brennan, creator of the hit US crime series NCIS: Los Angeles, said the
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Screenwest Announces Three WA Directors to Watch

Three West Australian film directors have been announced as the latest recipients of Screenwest’s Feature Navigator program, a year-long initiative designed to uncover, inspire and develop passionate, motivated and talented West Australian Directors. Screenwest Chief Executive Ian Booth said that Jub Clerc, Zoe Pepper and David Vincent Smith were this year’s stand out applicants. “All three filmmakers displayed outstanding prior work, strong dedication to their creative careers and a passion to take the next step towards directing a feature film,” Mr Booth said. “The Feature Navigator program offers intensive, high-level support that is tailored to each director’s development needs and will connect those
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SYDNEY FILM SNARES TOP PRIZES IN SMARTPHONE FILM FEST

The SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3) 2016 reached its glittering climax on Friday night 26 Aug with the screening of the Top 10 finalists in front of a packed theatre at the Chauvel Cinema Paddington. Industry veterans and up-and-comers mixed freely at the pre-event red-carpet function before the exciting business of screening the finalists and celebrating the winners. Best Film and Best Cinematography awards went to Bondi’s Christopher Stolley for No Budget (pictured) – shot on an iPhone 4s). “No plot, no story, no characters but these two cineastes and this ambitious little film are going places.” The film featured cameos from Hugo
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DEATH NOTE: Light up the NEW world – in cinemas 2016

Props from the film - including a Death Note - on display at Madman Anime Festival 2016, Sep 3-4 in Melbourne.
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AFTRS APPOINTS EIGHT NEW HEADS OF DISCIPLINE

The Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) has announced the appointment of eight new Heads of Discipline in Producing, Screenwriting, Editing, Sound, Radio, Screen Studies, Design and Interactive.   Head of Editing is Roland Gallois, Head of Sound is Stephen Murphy, Head of Producing is Peter Herbert, Head of Screenwriting is Dr Pieter Aqulia, Head of Radio is Fyona Smith, Head of Screen Studies is Matt Campora, Head of Design is Igor Nay and Head of Interactive is Catherine Gleeson.   “This is an impressive group of people who will bring tremendous skills and creative vision to their roles.  As the School implements
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