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Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney Yesterday, Deadline posted a Funny Or Die video made by American actor Brian Guest in response to the proliferation of Australian actors being cast in broadcast pilots this season. His “agent” tells him at one point in the video, “You’re doing great work, you’re just not Australian.” As Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva pointed out, this has been a sore topic for Hollywood talent agents and their American-born clients this season as the nets bet heavily on actors from Down Under. So what’s all the hubbub about? At least 23 Aussies have been cast in pilots this season, an unprecedented number. Some are unfamiliar commodoties Stateside like Luke Mitchell, Bob Morley, Chris Egan, Lincoln Lewis, Rick Donald and Luke Bracey, who were all regulars on the Seven network’s long-running TV soap Home And Away. Others are established names like Miranda Otto, »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Sorry there's no page two today. I had a laptop crash and lost the images I had pulled. On the bright side, the laptop seems functional again. And on the really bright side, we have a Days of Our Lives liveblog today.
John Barrowman is guest starring on an episode of Scandal, but there are no details of his character. It's not the first time Barrowman has been part of a Shonda Rimes project. He was slated to star in Gilded Lilies, which didn't get picked up to series. Sorry, UK, I don't think we're going to give him back now that we've got him.
France's Senate has voted 179-157 to legalize marriage for all. The first article of the bill is approved by both houses, without changes, making it extremely likely that equality is coming to France. Other articles of the bill are still pending, and I don't know »
This has been a sore topic for Hollywood talent agents and their American-born clients this pilot season as U.S. broadcast networks bet heavily on Australian actors. Young Aussie thesps have been booking pilot lead after pilot lead, primarily on the drama side. The trend wasn’t lost on one American actor, Brian Guest, who decides to go all Crocodile Dundee in order to secure a pilot gig after losing out to Australian rivals in previous auditions. Here is the Funny Or Die video: »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
3 items from 2013
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