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AiF to honour Jai Courtney and Garth Davis

20 September 2016 5:38 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Jai Courtney.

Australians in Film (AiF) has announced it will honour actor Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Jack Reacher) and director Garth Davis (Top of the Lake, Lion) with Breakthrough Awards at the upcoming Aif Awards and Benefit Dinner in La.

The AiF Awards and Benefit Dinner is aimed at supporting the organisation.s goals of ushering Australian filmmakers into the international market and providing career development. This years. event, to be held October 19 at the NeueHouse Hollywood, will be hosted by Tim Minchin.

The Foxtel Breakthrough Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate rising Australian talent. Previous honourees include fellow Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Debicki, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Palmer, Joel Edgerton, James Wan and Ryan Kwanten. ..The AiF Awards began as the Breakthrough Awards in 2005. It was a very intimate affair in Beverly Hills where we honoured Melissa George and Robert Luketic. The »

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Melissa George Hospitalized After Alleged Assault by Partner (Report)

8 September 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Melissa George was hospitalized on Wednesday after allegedly being assaulted by her partner Jean-David Blanc, according to French website Paris Match (via People). “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Home and Away” alum George reportedly called police after allegedly being attacked by Blanc, who founded the movie website AlloCine. According to the report, George, 40, suffered injuries such as a swollen face, bodily pain, nausea and dizziness. The actress was reportedly hospitalized for more than a day at Paris’ Cochin Hospital. A representative for George, who played Dr. Sadie Harris on the Shondaland drama, has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Melissa George Hospitalized After Alleged Assault by Her Partner: Report

8 September 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Former Grey's Anatomy actress Melissa George was hospitalized Wednesday after being assaulted by her partner, French website Paris Match reports. The 40-year-old Australian reportedly accused her partner Jean-David Blanc, the founder of French movie website Allociné, of causing her injuries that included a swollen face, bodily pain, nausea and dizziness. According to the report, George called the police from her home on Wednesday evening to report the incident. George, who appeared on Grey's from 2008 to 2009 as Dr. Sadie Harris, was hospitalized for over 24 hours at Cochin Hospital in Paris, the report states. The Golden Globe-nominated actress most recently starred in »

- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone

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Melissa George Reportedly Assaulted By Longtime Partner

7 September 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Melissa George was taken to the hospital after her longtime partner, Jean-David Blanc, assaulted her, The Courrier Mail reports. The “Grey’s Anatomy” actress, who lives with the French businessman and their two sons in Paris, showed up to the police station at 3 a.m. on September 7 with facial injuries. According to French website Purepeople, […] »

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Filming begins on Harmony, starring Jacqueline McKenzie and Eamon Farren

30 August 2016 4:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Harmony.

Filming has begun.around.Sydney and the Illawarra region on.Harmony, a new feature directed by Corey Pearson and starring Jacqueline McKenzie, Eamon Farren, Jessica Falkholt, Jerome Meyer, Paula Arundell and featuring Tessa James.

Harmony is the story of a girl who extracts fear from anyone she encounters, a gift she was born with but is unable to control. According to Pearson, the film "explores the co-dependence of love and fear. We all experience fear in our lives, and often we let that fear consume us and govern our actions, which can prevent us from chasing our dreams."

Peter Drinkwater, the film's producer and co-founder (along with Pearson) of Film Grit, said: .We listen to our audience and Harmony has a clear female teenage target market. At a script level, we used the company Screen Audience Research Australia (Sara) to run focus groups at a table read with the »

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Stream this in the summer: 'In Treatment'

2 August 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In my early days on the beat, NBC had an ad campaign encouraging people to watch summer reruns, promising, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you!" In the age of Peak TV, that slogan seems less cynical than accurate. The rise of streaming services has put the bulk of TV history only a click or two away, which means that people are constantly discovering The Wire, or Arrested Development, or Terriers (sigh) for the very first time. In lieu of a summer rewind this year, I wanted to offer up primers of shows you can stream, whether an older series available in full(*) or something current you can catch up on before its next season begins. So far, I've done a few current shows in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Halt and Catch Fire, and Rectify, plus completed shows in United States of Tara and Flight of the Conchords. (*) Note: with these picks, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Shooting underway in Queensland on The Butterfly Tree

20 July 2016 6:49 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Ed Oxenbould in The Butterfly Tree.

Writer-director Priscilla Cameron.s debut feature, The Butterfly Tree, has commenced filming around Tamborine Mountain, Queensland.

The Butterfly Tree, formerly titled Bloom, stars Melissa George (Heartbeat, The Slap), Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake, The Daughter), Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes, Puberty Blues), and Sophie Lowe (The Beautiful Lie, The Returned).

The film tells the story of Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, who bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life.

When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin.s mother.

The Butterfly Tree is being produced by Bridget Callow-Wright from Cowlick Entertainment.

"We are excited to see cameras rolling on The Butterfly Tree and congratulate Priscilla and Bridget for their original story going into production," said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.

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15 Things You Never Knew About Grey's Anatomy

6 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're a Grey's Anatomy fan, there's probably not much you don't know about the show. But seeing as we're in the doldrums of Summer, we thought we'd put together some of the lesser-known facts about the medical drama. If you do already know some of these trivia bits, then pat yourself on the back, because we dug deep. The guts and gore you see on screen are not human but are in fact a mix of cow organs, chicken fat, and red jello. Fun! Rob Lowe was offered the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd but turned it down to star in a CBS drama called Dr. Vegas, which was canceled after five episodes. Kevin McKidd (aka Dr. Owen Hunt) is Scottish, and hearing his accent will mess you up. Miranda Bailey was the only role written with a character description ("tiny with blonde curls"), but when Chandra Wilson auditioned for the role, »

- Amanda Rosenberg

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Heartbeat: Cancelled Too Quickly by NBC?

25 May 2016 9:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A little over a week ago, NBC decided to cancel their new medical drama, Heartbeat. As a result of the cancellation, tonight's episode is the TV show's last. Was NBC justified in cancelling the series or should there be season two?

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.

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‘Heartbeat’ Canceled By NBC After One Season

13 May 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The diagnosis for new NBC medical drama Heartbeat was pretty gloomy from the beginning, and now it has flatlined. The show, originally picked up for fall after The Voice, was pushed because of star Melissa George’s pregnancy. It still got a preview behind The Voice, but it did not do very well, drawing a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The numbers got worse when the medical show moved to its permanent Wednesday 8 Pm slot, where it performed below the show it replaced, The Mysteri… »

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NBC Cancels Live Comedy ‘Undateable,’ Freshman Drama ‘Heartbeat’

13 May 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has canceled the Bill Lawrence comedy “Undateable” after three seasons, as well as the freshman medical drama “Heartbeat.” Created by Adam Sztykiel, “Undateable” starred Chris D’Elia and Brent Morin, and made headlines by going completely live for its 13-episode third season, but continued to struggle in the ratings, pulling just a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.73 million viewers for the season finale. “Heartbeat” starred Melissa George as world-renowned heart surgeon Alex Panettiere. Originally titled “Heartbreaker,” the series was intended to debut in the fall, but was pushed to midseason due to George’s pregnancy. Also Read: 'Crowded' Canceled After 1 Season on. »

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NBC Cancels ‘Heartbeat,’ ‘Game of Silence’ After One Season

13 May 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has cancelled freshman medical drama “Heartbeat” and mystery thriller “Game of Silence,” Variety has learned.

Heartbeat,” originally called “Heartbreaker,” starred Melissa George as a world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon. The series was scheduled to air in the fall, but was pushed to midseason due to George’s real-life pregnancy. During its run on Wednesdays this spring, it has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million total viewers in Live+7, regularly placing fourth among the Big Four networks.

Game of Silence,” currently in the midst of its run, will finish out its season, despite the cancellation. The series finale will air on June 5, and a two-hour episode will air June 2.

Premiering on Tuesday, April 12 as a preview, “Silence” moved to its regular Thursday night timeslot on April 14. The dark drama has averaged a modest 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers overall since bowing last month. It was well-sampled behind “The »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Jamie Kennedy Reveals Decades-Long Struggle with Heart Condition: 'When I Was 14 I Got a Pace Maker'

28 April 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Comedian Jamie Kennedy's latest revelation is no joking matter. The actor appeared on The Doctors on Wednesday to promote his new NBC show Heartbeat, and he broke some 35-year-old news. "Ever since I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with congenital heart block," he said. "Then when I was 14 I got a pace maker put in."The news shocked Dr. Kathy Magliato, whose life inspired Heartbeat: "I had no idea," she told Kennedy, 45. "You can't even see it." "You thought I had breast implants," Kennedy joked. Kennedy stars alongside Melissa George and Dave Annable in the medical drama »

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Heartbeat: Season One Ratings

21 April 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC already has one medical TV show on the schedule with Chicago Med and another one, The Night Shift, is expected to return this summer. Does the peacock network need a third? Will Heartbeat be a ratings success or Doa? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.

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Heartbeat: Cancel or Keep the New NBC Medical Drama?

13 April 2016 8:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_47412" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Photo: Colleen Hayes/NBC[/caption]Viewers who like medical dramas can find them on NBC. Chicago Med has already been renewed for a season two and The Night Shift is returning for its third season in June. But, how is their newest medical drama Heartbeat doing? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.

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First time director seals $1.2 million funding on Bloom starring Melissa George

7 April 2016 5:48 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Melissa George..

Screen Queensland is the primary investor on feature film Bloom by first-time writer and director, Queensland-based Priscilla Cameron, to be produced by Bridget Callow-Wright.

Melissa George (Heartbeat, The Slap.and Felony) and Sophie Lowe (The Beautiful Lie, What Lola Wants) are confirmed to star in the dramatic feature which will be shot exclusively in Queensland..

Other investors of the production include the Melbourne International Film Festival (Miff) Premiere Fund, Vendetta, Film Victoria, Cowlick Entertainment Group and 108 Media.

Bloom will spend more than $1.2m in Queensland, with production commencing in South East Queensland in July. Post-production will be completed by The Post Lounge in Victoria.

Bloom tells the story of Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, who bewitches single dad Al and his 13-year-old boy Fin with her zest for life..

When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds »

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Chris Gorham Gets Temperatures Rising on NBC's Heartbeat — Video

6 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tonight on Heartbeat (NBC, 8/7c), Covert Affairs favorite Chris Gorham plays a sculptor — though it’s his form that the hospital COO may have designs on, as seen in this sneak peek.

RelatedHeartbeat: Did NBC’s Medical Drama Get Your Pulse Racing?

Gorham guest-stars as Wyatt, a sculptor commissioned to install his art at the hospital. When Millicent Silvano (Terra Nova‘s Shelley Conn) shows up at the site of his installation to carp about the commotion, she soon enough is distracted by his… way with words.

RelatedNBC’s The Night Shift Gets Season 3 Premiere Date

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Horror Channel serves up seven premieres in April

31 March 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Channel has announcing that it will be broadcasting seven premieres during April, including the Network premieres of Tom Shankland’s gripping film noir serial killer shocker Waz, starring Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hardy and Selma Blair, and David Keating’s deadly supernatural drama Wake Wood, with Timothy Spall. There is also a UK premiere for Eric England’s edge-of-your-seat chill ride Roadside.

Other network premieres this month are: Neil McEnery-West’s terrifying panic-thriller Containment and William Malone’s gory remake of House on Haunted Hill, starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen and Ali Larter, Richard Marquand’s creepy supernatural love story The Legacy and Norman J. Warren’s torrid tale of home counties devil worship Satan’s Slave, starring Michael Gough.

Sat 9 April @ 10.50pm – House On Haunted Hill (1999) *Network Premiere

Amusement park mogul Stephen Price (Geoffrey Rush) and his rather bitter wife Evelyn (Famke Janssen), invite a group of guests to »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Criminal Minds’ Ratings Rise With Big Exit; ‘Heartbeat’ Soft In Slot Debut

24 March 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

There was a goodbye to an original cast member on Criminal Minds (2.1/7) last night and a hello to its regular time slot for Heartbeat (0.9/4). The long-running CBS procedural was up 11% among adults 18-49 from last week to hit a Season 11 high in both the demo and viewers (10.71 million). As for the new NBC medical drama – well, the Melissa George starrer fell 36% among the key demo from what its preview pulled in a post-The Voice spot on Tuesday night. Added to that… »

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Review: ‘Heartbeat’ Fails to Find a Pulse

23 March 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Can women really have it all? That’s the question NBC’s latest foray into the world of high-stakes doctor dramas attempts to answer with the debut of “Heartbeat,” starring Melissa George as one of the world’s few female cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Alex Panttiere. Unfortunately, by the end of the first hour, viewers may find themselves looking for a pulse rather than committing to future installments, let alone pondering the state of female medical practitioners in the industry and their work-home life balance. The series, which was originally supposed to debut as part of the fall slate but was bumped to midseason following. »

- Amber Dowling

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