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Hugh Jackman’s Top Hat Obsession: It’s a Thing, People (Photos)

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Hugh Jackman’s Top Hat Obsession: It’s a Thing, People (Photos)
Is Hugh Jackman the secret love child of Fred Astaire? How else to explain the Australian star’s long-standing obsession with top hats over the years? 2003: Hugh Jackman made is Broadway debut in a jukebox musical about fellow Australian song-and-dance man Peter Allen. 2006: Jackman played a top hat-sporting magician in Christopher Nolan’s twisty thriller opposite Christian Bale as his arch-rival. 2009: Hosting the 2009 Oscars, Jackman showed some old-fashioned razzle-dazzle in a Beyonce-boosted opening number. 2010: Jackman brought a formal look when he took his wife and kids trick-or-treating in New York City’s West Village. 2012: As
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Hugh Jackman’s Top Hat Obsession: It’s a Thing, People (Photos)

  • The Wrap
Hugh Jackman’s Top Hat Obsession: It’s a Thing, People (Photos)
Is Hugh Jackman the secret love child of Fred Astaire? How else to explain the Australian star’s long-standing obsession with top hats over the years? 2003: Hugh Jackman made is Broadway debut in a jukebox musical about fellow Australian song-and-dance man Peter Allen. 2006: Jackman played a top hat-sporting magician in Christopher Nolan’s twisty thriller opposite Christian Bale as his arch-rival. 2009: Hosting the 2009 Oscars, Jackman showed some old-fashioned razzle-dazzle in a Beyonce-boosted opening number. 2010: Jackman brought a formal look when he took his wife and kids trick-or-treating in New York City’s West Village. 2012: As
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Logan Review: Excellent Jackman plus Lots of Violence and Expletives End Wolverine Trilogy with Big Bang

'Logan' movie with Hugh Jackman as the mutant Wolverine: 20th Century Fox's gamble results in one of the best superhero movies. 'Logan' movie review: 'Wolverine' trilogy concluded 'in surprising and rewarding fashion' The trailer for Logan, the final film in the standalone Wolverine trilogy, is set to Johnny Cash's funereal cover of “Hurt,” the already-depressing song by Nine Inch Nails. If there was ever a warning that a superhero film was going to trudge down a grim path, that's as unsubtle an indication as you're gonna get. It's a warning worth heeding, though. Logan is a long, grave, and violent neo-Western; a Dark Knight of the soul that earns its R-rating before its first scene is complete. For audiences whose appetite for Marvel's vaguely juvenile destructo-thons has congealed into cultural obligation and drudgery, Logan is a welcome expansion of what a superhero saga can be. And even
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Ep Robert Slaviero on Shawn Seet's 'Storm Boy' redo: "just spectacular"

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Robert Slaviero.

Robert Slaviero ran Hoyts Distribution for eleven years before guiding the company through its acquisiton by StudioCanal three years ago..

Last month at the Australian International Movie Convention he received the Independent Spirit Award from the Australian Independent Distributors Association.

Since finishing up at StudioCanal in March this year, Slaviero has founded his own company, Graffiti Productions..

The company is consulting to three different production companies (so far): Ambience Entertainment, Prodigy Films and Flying Bark Productions, with Slaviero acting as Ep on several projects. "It.s been really good," he told If.

The project closest to the start line is a remake of Storm Boy for Ambience..

"If you look at what.s been working, it.s Oddball, Paper Planes, Red Dog — broad appeal family films," said Slaviero..

"We released Blinky Bill last year through StudioCanal which did some business as well. It.s who the target audience is.
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Tanna, Sherpa and Glitch take top gongs at Adg Awards

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Tanna is based on a true story about a girl who runs away from an arranged marriage.

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Tanna, Sherpa and Peter Allen - Not the Boy Nex Door have taken top honours at the 2016 Australian Director's Guild Awards.

Jennifer Peedom has won Best Direction in a Documentary Feature at the Awards in Melbourne, in the same week as her film Sherpa passed $1 million at the local box office.

Hosted by Nazeem Hussain, the awards honoured the outstanding work over the past year of Australian directors working in film, television, music and advertising..

Other winners included Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, who won Best Direction in a Feature Film for Tanna..

The film was made in collaboration with the Yakel people of Tanna, Vanuatu.

Rachel Perkins won her second Adg Award, this time for Best Direction in a Telemovie for Redfern Now: Promise Me..

Best Direction in a TV Drama Series
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Tann, Sherpa and Glitch take top gongs at Adg Awards

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Tanna is based on a true story about a girl who runs away from an arranged marriage.

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Tanna, Sherpa and Peter Allen - Not the Boy Nex Door have taken top honours at the 2016 Australian Director's Guild Awards.

Jennifer Peedom has won Best Direction in a Documentary Feature at the Awards in Melbourne, in the same week as her film Sherpa passed $1 million at the local box office.

Hosted by Nazeem Hussain, the awards honoured the outstanding work over the past year of Australian directors working in film, television, music and advertising..

Other winners included Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, who won Best Direction in a Feature Film for Tanna..

The film was made in collaboration with the Yakel people of Tanna, Vanuatu.

Rachel Perkins won her second Adg Award, this time for Best Direction in a Telemovie for Redfern Now: Promise Me..

Best Direction in a TV Drama Series
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Celia Pacquola discusses the

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Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor.

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Celia Pacquola says buying a whiteboard was the best decision she has ever made as she prepares to shoot Rosehaven — the ABC comedy series she wrote and created with Luke McGregor.

.It was only like a hundred bucks from Officeworks and it flips, it.s the greatest,. she tells If.

The whiteboard in question, despite making the comment in jest, was how Pacquola and fellow comedian McGregor mapped out their new eight-part comedy series, which starts filming on Monday in Geeveston, Tasmania

The series, which also stars McGregor (Utopia, It.s a Date, Luke Warm Sex) and Pacquola (The Beautiful Lie, Utopia, Laid) was cooked up while both were on tour for their various comedy shows.

.Luke McGregor and I knew each other from standup but became really close friends from filming Utopia seasons 1 and 2,. she says..

.There was a lot of in-between-filming. talking shit
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Celia Pacquola discusses the "slow build" to her new ABC series Rosehaven

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Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor.

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Celia Pacquola says buying a whiteboard was the best decision she has ever made as she prepares to shoot Rosehaven — the ABC comedy series she wrote and created with Luke McGregor.

.It was only like a hundred bucks from Officeworks and it flips, it.s the greatest,. she tells If.

The whiteboard in question, despite making the comment in jest, was how Pacquola and fellow comedian McGregor mapped out their new eight-part comedy series, which starts filming on Monday in Geeveston, Tasmania

The series, which also stars McGregor (Utopia, It.s a Date, Luke Warm Sex) and Pacquola (The Beautiful Lie, Utopia, Laid) was cooked up while both were on tour for their various comedy shows.

.Luke McGregor and I knew each other from standup but became really close friends from filming Utopia seasons 1 and 2,. she says..

.There was a lot of in-between-filming. talking shit
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Production to start in Tasmania on Pacquola and McGregor's Rosehaven

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Rosehaven writer and creator Celia Pacquola.

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Production is set to start in Tasmania on Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor's.Rosehaven, a new eight-part comedy series for the ABC. .

From the production base at the ABC Centre in Hobart, the series will be filmed entirely on location in the state, creating jobs for 200 Tasmanians as cast, crew and extras. ..

Eight emerging screen practitioners will also be engaged by the production in training positions funded by Screen Tasmania. .

Tasmanian actors have been cast in over 80 per cent of the sixty roles in the series.

Rosehaven stars two of Australia.s most popular comedians, Tasmanian born Luke McGregor (Utopia, It.s a Date, Luke Warm Sex) and Celia Pacquola (The Beautiful Lie, Utopia, Laid), who also wrote and created the series..

The series, which will screen in the second half of 2016, is a Guesswork Television production. .

It is produced by Andrew Walker and .co-produced by Fiona McConaghy.
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Production to start in Tasmania on Celia Pacquola's Rosehaven

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Rosehaven writer and creator Celia Pacquola.

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Production is set to start in Tasmania on Celia Pacquola's Rosehaven, a new eight-part comedy series for the ABC. .

From the production base at the ABC Centre in Hobart, the series will be filmed entirely on location in the state, creating jobs for 200 Tasmanians as cast, crew and extras. ..

Eight emerging screen practitioners will also be engaged by the production in training positions funded by Screen Tasmania. .

Tasmanian actors have been cast in over 80 per cent of the sixty roles in the series.

Rosehaven stars two of Australia.s most popular comedians, Tasmanian born Luke McGregor (Utopia, It.s a Date, Luke Warm Sex) and Celia Pacquola (The Beautiful Lie, Utopia, Laid), who also wrote and created the series..

The series, which will screen in the second half of 2016, is a Guesswork Television production. .

It is produced by Andrew Walker and .co-produced by Fiona McConaghy.
See full article at IF.com.au »

2016 Adg award nominees unveiled across sixteen categories

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Adg awards nominee Jennifer Peedom.

More than a third of nominees for this year's Australian Directors Guild awards are women.

Two of the four nominees in the Best Direction in a Feature Film category are women and all five films in the Best Documentary Feature category were directed or co-directed by female filmmakers, the Adg said in a statement..

The 2016 awards will be presented across sixteen categories including film, television, animation, multiplatform, music and advertising..

The nominees for Best Direction in a Feature Film are Sue Brooks for Looking for Grace, Jocelyn Moorhouse for The Dressmaker, Bentley Dean and Martin Butler for Tanna and Jeremy Sims for Last Cab to Darwin.

This year there are five nominations for Best Feature Documentary: Nick Bird and Eleanor Sharpe for Remembering The Man, Jennifer Peedom for Sherpa, Margot Nash for The Silences, Stefan Moore and Susan Lambert for Tyke Elephant Outlaw and Lisa Nicol for Wide Open Sky.
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Rachel Griffiths Pokes Fun at Trump, Mariah Carey and Nicole Richie Rally for G’Day USA Gala

Rachel Griffiths Pokes Fun at Trump, Mariah Carey and Nicole Richie Rally for G’Day USA Gala
G’Day USA hosted its annual Los Angeles Gala on Thursday night at Vibiana in Downtown L.A., where distinguished Australian guests and celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Brett Ratner and 5 Seconds of Summer gathered to honor key Australian figures in entertainment and celebrate the relationship between the U.S. and Australia.

The diplomatic networking event, which was hosted by Australian actresses and previous Oscar nominees, Rachel Griffiths and Toni Collette, kicked off with a duet performance of “My Romance” by Seal and “The Voice” Australia winner Harrison Craig.

“I would like to take a moment to express our great gratitude to this great nation for welcoming all of us Australians and giving us the opportunity to share our passions on the world stage, to take over your casinos, to steal your Oscars,” said Griffiths. “I just really hope that Donald Trump doesn’t build
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‘Mad Max,’ ‘Dressmaker’ Split Australian Academy Awards

‘Mad Max,’ ‘Dressmaker’ Split Australian Academy Awards
Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Dressmaker” topped the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards.

The Aacta awards were presented Wednesday night at the Star Event Centre in Sydney. Red Carpet celebrities included George Miller, Hugo Weaving, Anthony Lapaglia, Rachael Griffiths and Ryan Corr.

Cate Blanchett was also on hand to collect the Aacta Longford Lyell Award, the highest honor in Australian cinema.

Mad Max,” with four nominations, won two prizes in the top categories, collecting the best film prize and the best director prize for Miller.

The Dressmaker” had been nominated in seven categories and won four Aacta awards. Kate Winslet and Just Davis won as best actress and best supporting actress, respectively. Weaving won the best supporting actor award. The film also won the people’s choice for best Australian film.

Michael Caton was named best lead actor in “Last Cab To Darwin.”

Paper Planes,” which
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'Mad Max: Fury Road' rules at AACTAs in Sydney

'Mad Max: Fury Road' rules at AACTAs in Sydney
George Miller’s action-epic scoops eight awards including best film and best director.Scroll down for the full list

Mad Max: Fury Road has scooped the pool at Australia’s top film awards, the AACTAs, with George Miller’s high-action epic scoring wins in eight of its 11 nominated categories, including best film and best director.

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s retro western The Dressmaker won the Aacta People’s Choice Award at the Sydney event, and Kate Winslet won the Best Actress award for her lead performance (and convincing accent) as a spiteful Aussie seamstress in outback 1950s Australia. Winslet accepted her award via smartphone video selfie.

Her onscreen mum, Judy Davis, was the odds-on favourite to win Best Supporting Actress, which she did. In another acting gong for The Dressmaker, Hugo Weaving seemed as surprised as everyone else when his name was called to the stage of Sydney’s The Star casino complex.

In other awards
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Mad Max rules at AACTAs in Sydney

Mad Max rules at AACTAs in Sydney
George Miller’s action-epic scoops eight awards including best film and best director.Scroll down for the full list

Mad Max: Fury Road has scooped the pool at Australia’s top film awards, the AACTAs, with George Miller’s high-action epic scoring wins in eight of its 11 nominated categories, including best film and best director.

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s retro western The Dressmaker won the Aacta People’s Choice Award at the Sydney event, and Kate Winslet won the Best Actress award for her lead performance (and convincing accent) as a spiteful Aussie seamstress in outback 1950s Australia. Winslet accepted her award via smartphone video selfie.

Her onscreen mum, Judy Davis, was the odds-on favourite to win Best Supporting Actress, which she did. In another acting gong for The Dressmaker, Hugo Weaving seemed as surprised as everyone else when his name was called to the stage of Sydney’s The Star casino complex.

In other awards
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Aacta awards 2015: Mad Max and The Dressmaker win big – as it happened

Who won what at Australia’s glitziest film and TV awards do? And why is Cate Blanchett so snotty? Seriously, catch up on all the gossip and gongs here

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And that’s that. No tie for best film like last year, make that January. The Dressmaker takes the audience choice gong but Mad Max: Fury Road wins the all important academy vote. Sounds about right – at least Guardian chief film critic Peter Bradshaw would approve. Compare and contrast his reviews of the two films.

Related: Mad Max: Fury Road review – Tom Hardy is a macho Mr Bean in brilliantly pimped reboot

Related: The Dressmaker review – revenge drama falls apart at the seams

There would/should have been (justifiably) riots on the street if #MadMaxFuryRoad didn't win Best Film at #AACTAs

9.45am GMT

The big one ... how did we get here already?

So will it be:

#MadMaxFuryRoad wins Best Film presented by @Presto!
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Aftrs unveils emerging film talent at 2015 graduation

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The Australian Film Television and Radio School has unleashed a new crop of talent on the industry with the 2015 Graduation Ceremony. . .

A highlight of the ceremony was the awarding of the Aftrs. Honorary Degree (Doctor of Arts) to broadcaster, commentator and filmmaker Phillip Adams.

Adams played a key role in the revival of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. .

He was the author of a 1969 report that led to legislation by Prime Minister Gorton in 1970 for an Australian Film and Television Development Corporation (later the Australian Film Commission) and the Experimental Film Fund as well as the eventual creation of an Australian national film School (now Aftrs). Phillip was one of the original members of council for the interim School.

The Dressmaker producer Sue Maslin present the degree. .

Maslin is a graduate of the Aftrs Masters of Screen Arts & Business degree.

Graduates include Imogen Banks, one of the producers
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X Factor winner Cyrus to perform live at Aacta Awards

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X Factor winner Cyrus will perform live on the red carpet at this year's Aacta Awards.

Rachel Griffiths and Teresa Palmer have also been anounced as presenters at tonight's ceremony at The Star Event Centre in Sydney.

Griffiths and Palmer will join guests and presenters including Mel Gibson, Radha Mitchell, nominee Patrick Brammall, Stephen Peacocke, Magda Szubanski, Megan Gale and Home and Away's Georgie Parker and Bonnie Sveen.

A highlight of the show will be the presentation of Australia.s highest screen award, the Aacta Longford Lyell Award, to Cate Blanchett..

Hugo Weaving (nominated for his performance in The Dressmaker) and Richard Roxburgh will present the Award, with a tribute from Gillian Armstrong and filmed tributes from Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Ron Howard.

In a record-breaking year for Australian films at the local box office, anticipation around who will take home a golden statuette is hot.
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George Miller and Sarah Snook present first Cga Awards

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George Miller and Sarah Snook are set to present the first Casting Guild of Australia Awards for casting directors in film, television, theatre and advertising.

The Cga members boast a list of some major casting directors in the country..

Credits include: Gatsby, Pirates of the Carribbean, Animal Kingdom, Top of the Lake, The Code, Redfern Now, Rake, Mad Max, to name a few..

Combined, our members have cast in excess of 150 feature films, a mountain of TV series and TV Commercials well into their hundreds of thousands.

Miller (Mad Max Fury Road) will present the Sirius Award .- New Talent of the Future.

This recognises the skill to foresee and identify the future stars of the industry and the unique contribution made by Casting Directors.

Sarah Snook (The Dressmaker) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter) will be co-hosting the event in Sydney on November 23.

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Cga Annual Awards Evening

Sirius Awards-new Talent
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Thank you, Peter Allen, for giving Australia the permission to be camp

As Channel Seven’s biopic illustrated, the singer-songwriter paved the way for a different kind of Australian man – flamboyant, flirtatious and unafraid of emotion

Growing up in regional Australia can be difficult when you’re gay. Especially if you’re the kind of gay male without a predilection for trucks and rugby union. Other boys in town might describe you as a “poof” or “pansy”, and while their parents may opt for gentler but still loaded terms such as “artistic” or “sensitive”, it hardly stems the tide of small town gossip.

You are wary of being “too much” yourself and social isolation or violence are your constant friends. That wide, brown land of middle Australia feels claustrophobic.

Related: Peter Allen biopic hits right note, drawing 2 million TV viewers

Strictly Ballroom and Priscilla to Kylie Minogue and Kath & Kim, all exude an Allenesque daggy tropicana

Related: Hugh Jackman to tour Australia:
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