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The inaugural Equity Awards will tonight celebrate achievements in ensemble perfomances for both drama and comedy.
In a ceremony at Sydney’s Ivy Penthouse, the Equity Awards are the only acting awards voted on by their performing peers, members of the Actors Equity.
Rake cast members to receive the award are: Richard Roxburgh, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier, Richard Carter, Danielle Cormack, Matt Day, Russell Dykstra, Keegan Joyce, Steve Le Marquand, Geoff Morrell and Adrienne Pickering.
Librarians cast members to receive the award are: Heidi Arena, Stephen Ballantyne, Keith Brockett, Robyn Butler, Victoria Eagger, Bob Franklin, Justin Hamilton, Roz Hammond, Fiona Harris, Wayne Hope, »
- Colin Delaney
Boilermaker’s new series for Movie Extra Small Time Gangster tries to find a new spin on crime dramedies, for a fraction of the cost of its Us counterparts.
Boilermaker co-founders and producers Andrew McInally and Gareth Calverley know that Small Time Gangster – their first ever full-length television series – will inevitably be compared to other projects about the criminal underworld.
“As a TV writer, you’re always going to be compared to other shows that are out there in the market place. I would absolutely not compare us to The Sopranos; we’re 70 percent drama, 30 percent black comedy, so if I had to compare it to something it would be Breaking Bad… One of the problems is that it takes two years to get a show from the drawing board to the audience and there’s not much we can do about it with comparisons,” said Calverley.
Small Time Gangster was born when Calverley, »
- Miguel Gonzalez
The Film Critics Circle of Australia has announced the nominees for its 2010 Awards, and Animal Kingdom leads the pack with 10 nominations.
It’s the first awards ceremony to recognise the previosly ignored Lou and The Waiting City as two of the best films of the year in the main categories; it’s also the first official recognition for South Solitary, which its producers did not even submit for consideration at last December’s AFI Awards.
The ceremony will be held on March 13 at the North Sydney Leagues Club in Cammeray.
The nominees are:
• Best Film
Animal Kingdom Producer: Liz Watts
Tomorrow When The War Began Producers: Andrew Mason, »
- Miguel Gonzalez
Sydney — After a trio of horror films including Twilight: Eclipse, The Loved Ones and Bait 3D, Xavier Samuel is turning his hand to comedy, signing on for the lead in Stephan Elliott’s latest feature film, A Few Best Men.
Samuel will star as David, the English groom, in the film which Elliot bills as the latest in “a hugely successful emerging genre — wedding movies for boys.” (Think, The Hangover down under.)
In the film David and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a destination wedding that is as funny as it is disastrous.
“The girls get the big day. The boys get to sabotage it. And boy I am gonna have some fun,” said Elliot, who’s returned to Australia to make his first feature here in over a decade.
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The cast has been announced for "Priscilla" and "Easy Virtue" director Stephan Elliott’s upcoming feature "A Few Best Men" which begins shooting next week in Sydney and the nearby Blue Mountains region.
When English lad David announces he is getting married to an Australian, his hapless mates give a whole new meaning to the phrase 'for better or worse'! The chaos-filled wedding day tests their new marriage, challenges David’s relationships with his three best men, and risks turning what should be the best day of their lives into the worst.
Olivia Newton-John and political satirist Jonathan Biggins will star as the parents of the bride. Also starring are Xavier Samuel ("Twilight: Eclipse," "Newcastle"), Kris Marshall ("Death At A Funeral," "Easy Virtue"), Kevin Bishop ("Spanish Apartment," "Food of Love"), Tim Draxl ("Traveling Light," "Swimming Upstream"), Laura Brent (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Steve Le Marquand ("Beneath Hill 60, »
- Garth Franklin
“I’m thrilled Olivia Newton-John is part of the cast; Dean Craig has written a fantastically entertaining script, and it’s especially exciting to partner Stephan Elliott with Olivia who is a true music and film icon. Olivia will be playing a role that will show her in a light she’s never been seen before and it’s going to turn heads and win new fans,” said producer Gary Hamilton.
It will be Newton-John’s first Australian film since 1965′s Funny Things Happen Down Under, and her first film since the American independent release Sordid Lives in 2000. One of her latest TV appearances was in the hit show Glee.
“I’m delighted that Xavier Samuel is on board; from his feature debut »
- Miguel Gonzalez
6 items from 2011
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