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Tess Haubrich left a successful career as a model working with such haute couture labels as Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Celine even though she enjoyed the modeling industry immensely. She had always hope to act, and decided that she wanted her work acting to be taken seriously. Though she was once a newcomer with the role of Shandi in the soap opera Home and Away, she now has had the significant role of Private Rosenthal in blockbuster Alien: Covenant and Bleeding Steel; Jackie Chan’s new action comedy. Tess is a hometown girl from the suburb of Mona Vale
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Tess Haubrich »
- Nat Berman
Netflix and Australian public broadcaster ABC have jointly commissioned a new drama series to be produced by Aussie shingle Screentime.
Pine Gap will be a political thriller set in and around the enigmatic U.S./Australian joint defense facility located in central Australia. The base, located close to Alice Springs, is partly run by the CIA and Nsa and is a major contributor to America's global spying efforts.
“Pine Gap is shrouded »
- Scott Roxborough
Nicky Whelan is an Australian actress best known by many for her time on Neighbours where she played Pepper, the daughter of the local police constable. Since she left Ramsey Street, Whelan has had steady work in the Us, appearing in a range of television shows and films, including Scrubs, Hall Pass and Left Behind.
She’s also been lucky enough to work with acting all-star Nicolas Cage on not one, but three, movies. Their latest venture together is Inconceivable. The film follows Angela (Gina Gershon) and Brian (Nic Cage) as they befriend Katie (Whelan), a young woman who is new in town. Angela and Katie become instant friends, and soon Katie is working as a live-in nanny for the family. Things aren’t quite right with Katie however, as she becomes increasingly more obsessed with Angela and Brian’s daughter, and soon enough dark secrets from Katie’s past come to the surface. »
- Kat Hughes
Horror Decor's Killer Carnival Punks Series 3 pillows kick off today's Horror Highlights. Also: Popcorn Frights Film Festival's Audience Award winners, Open Water 3: Cage Dive Blu-ray and DVD release details, and four Mountain Fever behind-the-scenes videos.
Horror Decor Free-Standing Pillows: "“Inspired by classic knock-down dolls, these creeps aren't just normal pillows, they are free standing! A bean bag at the base allows you to put them on your couch, a shelf, or even create an actual carnival game with them!
Just released by HorrorDecor this morning: Moss Man, Fun House Clown, and the Treasure Hunter. These new designs are the third release in the Killer Carnival Punk series, featuring artwork by Nik Holmes. The new punks join the collection of six other designs that were released in 2015 and 2016.
Each Killer Carnival Punk stands 14" tall and has a full fun fur back. They sell individually for $25. As part of the new launch, »
- Tamika Jones
In a competitive situation, the network is teaming with the production company to adapt Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses' book Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You Fucking Idiot as a single-camera comedy. The project, which is in development, is the second sale to come from CBS Television Studios' overall deal with Gary Sanchez Productions, which recently exited its longtime home at Universal Television.
- Lesley Goldberg
A roll call of Australian talent fills out this slight and sunny love story but while the jokes arrive at a steady pace, more than a few fall short of their mark
If a Western Australian folk music festival seems like a left-field setting for a film by Ben Elton – once a premier humorist of Britain’s grimy absurdities in shows including The Young Ones and Blackadder – bear in mind that the comedian has held dual citizenship in Australia since 2004, taking up residence in Fremantle with his Australian wife.
A slight and sunny love story, Three Summers is set over three consecutive iterations of the fictional Westifal music festival (slogan: “Let’s get folked up”). Misfits’ Robert Sheehan and Home and Away’s Rebecca Breeds star as the prospective partners. She’s a boot-stamping, fiddle-playing folk chick; he’s a know-it-all muso with a passion for the theremin. He’s »
- James Robert Douglas
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including the maiden space voyage of Fox’s Orville, NBC’s look at Brave heroes and the story of CBS’ Young Sheldon. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
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Related Read Our First Impressions of ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley, »
Ahead of its home entertainment release later this month, Lionsgate has released a UK trailer for writer-director Shane Abbess’ upcoming sci-fi adventure Origin Wars (a.k.a. The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One) which stars Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas, Luke Ford, Rachel Griffiths, and Temuera Morrison; watch it below after the official synopsis…
Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonisation, Sy (Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga), escapes a brutal prison where mysterious experiments have been taking place under the watch of a savage warden (Temuera Morrison, Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3, Once Were Warriors). After orchestrating an escape, Sy meets Kane (Daniel MacPherson, The Shannara Chronicles), a lieutenant working for an off-world military contractor – Exor, who have set in motion a plan to wipe out all life from the face of the planet in an attempt to cover up their crimes – when their terrifying “experiments” escape. »
- Amie Cranswick
In a David and Goliath battle, the screenplays for Ben Young.s debut feature Hounds of Love and Mel Gibson.s Hacksaw Ridge will compete for the original feature film prize at this year.s Awgie Awards.
That pits a low-budgeted film scripted by Young, which has grossed $125,000 in three weeks at six Australian cinemas, against the $US40 million WW2 drama written by Andrew Knight with Robert Schenkkan, which has amassed $US175.3 million worldwide.
The 50th Annual Awgie Awards presented by the Australian Writers. Guild will be handed out in Sydney on Friday August 25.
Individual category winners will be eligible for the Major Award, given to the most outstanding script of the year. Past winners have included the writers »
- Don Groves
Hounds Of Love review: Fresh from its debut internationally at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, and then its UK debut at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival in the UK, comes this hard-hitting thriller fro Australia and filmmaker Ben Young.
Hounds Of Love review
Australian filmmaker Ben Young lands a huge sucker punch in Transilvania with the debut of his thriller Hounds Of Love, a taut, harrowing and indeed gripping tale full of unrelenting psychological and physical torture from the outset.
The setting for the film is Perth in Western Australia in the late 1980s. We open to a stylish slow motion tracking shot, seemingly from a moving vehicle, the camera pointed towards a school playground, a group of girls engaged in a game of netball. The shot lingers before cutting to uncomfortable close-ups of their legs and »
- Paul Heath
'Indigo Lake' is an Aussie neo-noir written and directed by Martin Simpson, produced by Brian Cobb and starring Andrew Cutcliffe, Miranda O.Hare, Marin Mimica and Pamela Shaw. Cutcliffe ('Home and Away', 'Wonderland') plays Jack, a painter who falls in love with his subject (Miranda O.Hare), to the chagrin of her gangster husband (Marin Mimica)..
Simpson wrote the script in 2011 and brought it to Cobb, who put the budget together via private investors and the Offset. Beyond.s Martin Fabinyi, with whom Cobb worked under a Screen Australia Enterprise attachment, is executive producing. The indie feature made its world premiere in Canberra, the producer.s hometown, on April 23, followed by a screening at Sydney.s Dendy Newtown on April 26, where the stars, director and producer participated in a Q&A session..
International rights are being handled by Ksm, and the filmmakers will head »
- Harry Windsor
Marvel on Tuesday morning released a teaser poster for Marvel’s Inhumans, to air this fall on ABC following a theatrical run.
RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled?
The first two episodes of the eight-episode series — which has been filming in Hawaii and explores the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family — will premiere Friday, Sept. 1 in IMAX theaters for a two-week window, before the show lands on ABC.
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Simpson wrote the script in 2011 and brought it to Cobb, who put the budget together via private investors and the Offset. Beyond.s Martin Fabinyi, with whom Cobb worked under a Screen Australia Enterprise attachment, is executive producing.
The indie feature made its world premiere in Canberra, the producer.s hometown, on April 23, followed by a screening at Sydney.s Dendy Newtown on Wednesday night, where the stars, director and producer participated in a Q&A session.
International rights are being handled by Ksm, and the filmmakers will »
- Harry Windsor
While local films were quiet at the box office last year, Aussie TV drama boomed. If catches up with industry leaders to reflect on 2016 and canvass the challenges of the year ahead.
Off the back of a record year in 2015, Aussie films totalled only $24 million (1.9 per cent market share) in 2016 compared to the previous year.s $88 million (7.2 per cent share)..
However, the last couple of months have seen something of a surge. Lion is now the fifth highest grossing Australian film of all time at the local box office, and Australia films earned 13 Oscar nominations across.Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Tanna.
- Jackie Keast
Actor Jessica Marais the sole woman vying for top award as full list of Australian television award nominees released
Not since Home and Away star Kate Richie took home the top prize in 2007 and 2008 has someone won consecutive trophies.
Aly was announced by TV Week on Sunday as one of six nominees alongside The Project colleague Peter Helliar, Family Feud host Grant Denyer and actors Rodger Corser and Samuel Johnson. Love Child and Wrong Girl actress Jessica Marais is the sole woman in contention for the Australian television accolade.
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- Guardian staff and agencies
McLaren will recur throughout Season 3 of the Lifetime drama as Dr. Simon, a “fixer” Quinn (Constance Zimmer) hires to work on “Everlasting,” as reported by Deadline. The former crisis counselor will try to keep his moral high ground, but quickly finds himself thrust into the chaos of the show, which this season features its first female suitor (played by Masters of Sex‘s Caitlin FitzGerald).
McLaren’s previous TV credits also include Ransom, »
Eliza Scanlen (Home and Away) is set for a lead role opposite Amy Adams in HBO's eight-episode drama series Sharp Objects, from Entertainment One. Written by Marti Noxon based on the book by Gillian Flynn and directed by Jean Marc Vallée, Sharp Objects centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Adams). Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological… »
Marvel’s Inhumans is adding to its ranks.
The upcoming ABC drama about a royal family of superhumans, led by king Black Bolt (Hell on Wheels‘ Anson Mount), has tapped Outlaw‘s Ellen Woglom to play an undisclosed character whose aerospace company job is second only to her passion for all things space and lunar. (Hit the comments with your theories!)
RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
.I approached Mel in 2002, in 2010, and then again in 2014, which is the first time he said yes,. says Mechanic..
.He's the only one I approached twice. I guess in my mind he was always the perfect director for it. I just had to get it in his mind that he was the perfect director for it..
.Randall's changes were not earth shattering,. says Mechanic. .He won't be credited in the final screenplay. But I think it might have made it more appealing to Mel to read [that] Randy was working on it..
The WWII action drama is »
- Harry Windsor
Home and Away alumna Kassandra Clementi and Jaime Callica (Wayward Pines, Power Rangers) have joined the Season 3 cast of Lifetime's critically praised series UnReal. Clementi will play Crystal, Chet’s (Craig Bierko) new girlfriend and a swimsuit model. Callica is Xavier, a hottie dancer and Jay’s (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) new love interest. Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnReal gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding… »
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