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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

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

.

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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Extended summer school at Aftrs

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The Aftrs Open Summer School — now in its third year — has expanded to 17 intensive courses, including a new six-week doco school and a six-week film school.

These introductory and intermediate film courses running between November and January are designed for intensive learning and the chance to upskill in the rapidly changing media landscape.

Amongs the screen industry speakers and lecturers are writer/director David Caesar (Nowhere Boys, Underbelly, Dirty Deeds, Mullet), cinematographer Ross Emery (The Wolverine, Woman In Gold, I Frankenstein), TV writer Vicki Madden (The Bill, Water Rats, Blood Brothers, McLeod.s Daughters and Foxtel drama The Kettering Incident), feature film director Elissa Down (The Black Balloon, Offspring) and documentary director/producer Madeleine Heatherton (Call Me Dad, Bondi Rescue, The Nest,. Last Chance Surgery, Outback Truckies).

Also screenwriter Ian David ( Police Crop: The Winchester Conspiracy, Police State, Joh's Jury, Blue Murder, Killing Time, 3 Acts of Murder, The Shark Net,
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Last Night on Late Night, 5/19/15: Bill Murray hops out of a cake and James Corden works in a deli

Real comedy still happens on late night, we can prove it. If you like Conan comedy gold, Fallon friendliness, cutesy Corden, list-making Letterman, kneedy Kimmel, and all the rest, I hope you’ll enjoy this column too.

Last night on late night, Bill Murray hopped out of a cake on Letterman, Kimmel tried to seduce George Clooney, Jamie Foxx did great impressions, James Corden worked in a deli, and loads more!

Late Show with David Letterman

Bill Murray’s Late Show highlights. Bill tries to lead the crowd in a cheer to convince Dave to stay.

Bill’s goodbye isn’t as touching as Norm’s, Martin Short’s, or many others, but it was distinctly Murray. Murray hops out of a cake and feeds it to someone — Dave’s wife?

Bob Dylan performs “The Night We Called It a Day”.

Rupert Jee, often a surrogate for Dave’s mischief,
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David Letterman Uses Last Days To Strike New Chord With Music

David Letterman Uses Last Days To Strike New Chord With Music
This is the sound of David Letterman retiring.

Over the last few weeks, viewers of the veteran latenight host’s “Late Show” on CBS have been treated to a series of once-in-a-lifetime musical moments: John Mayer crooning Don McLean’s “American Pie”; Tracy Chapman doing a stark rendition of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”; John Fogerty doing a punky mashup of his Creedence Clearwater Revival hits; and an enigmatic Bob Dylan crooning the standard “The Night We Called It A Day,” an appropriate shout-out to a TV figure who will make his last “Late Show” appearance during a late-afternoon taping Wednesday. And, in a nod to Letterman’s stated fondness for acerbic songwriter Warren Zevon, the show has in its final days featured a rendition of “Mutineer” by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires and a digital-only take on “Desperadoes Under The Eaves” by Dawes.

All the big latenight
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David Letterman Gets Special Performance From Bob Dylan (Video)

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David Letterman Gets Special Performance From Bob Dylan (Video)
David Letterman closed out Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show” with an anecdote about telling his son what are the two most important things to know in life, one of which was recognizing that “the greatest songwriter of modern times is Bob Dylan.” Letterman then introduced Dylan and his band, who performed the song “The Night We Called It a Day,” off of Dylan’s 2015 album “Shadows in the Night.” Dylan became one of the last musical guests to ever appear on “The Late Show.” The performance marked the first time he had been on the program since 1993. See
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Bill Murray makes hilarious final appearance with David Letterman

In David Letterman’s penultimate episode of Late Show last night, it was only fitting that Bill Murray would be the final guest of a “normal” show (tonight’s series finale is going to be more of a retrospective and send-off). Murray was Dave’s first guest on both his NBC Late Night gig, and Late Show, and he showed up in his typically memorable fashion to say farewell to Letterman’s late-night career. After an appearance by another longtime Letterman guest and frequent butt of good-natured humor, Regis Philbin, and before a performance of “The Night We Called It a Day” by Bob Dylan later in the show, … Continue reading →

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Watch Bob Dylan's Rare Late-Night Performance on 'Letterman'

Watch Bob Dylan's Rare Late-Night Performance on 'Letterman'
For the final scheduled musical guest in David Letterman's Late Show history, the retiring host welcomed Bob Dylan, who he considers "the greatest songwriter of modern times." Dylan, making a rare late-night television appearance, performed the oft-covered "The Night We Called It a Day," a single off his Sinatra-inspired 2015 LP Shadows in the Night. Dylan last visited Letterman in November 1993, just months after the Late Show launched.

"I spend a lot of time, like everyone does, driving around with my son Harry, and sometimes you take an opportunity to
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Bob Dylan’s Final Letterman Performance

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Bob Dylan’s Final Letterman Performance
Now that you know the story behind Bob Dylan's first Letterman performance (if you don't, it's a damn good read), it's only right to watch his last. Dylan appeared on Letterman's penultimate Late Night show Tuesday night, his first time on that stage in 22 years, for a performance of a Frank Sinatra essential, "The Night We Called It a Day" — which is both a touching farewell to Letterman and sneaky promo for Dylan's latest Sinatra covers album. Well played!
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Best of Late Night TV: Bill Murray Shines As Letterman's Last Guest, Kimmel's Emotional Tribute, Jamie Foxx Sings

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If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Bill Murray was David Letterman's very first guest -- 33 years ago -- and he was also his last, Tuesday night on "Late Show with David Letterman." Dave's final show is tomorrow but it'll be a celebration send-off; this is the last classic round of guest interviews. Bill arrived for his big moment by popping out of a giant "Goodbye Dave" cake. He hugged Dave, then visited the band and went into the audience to smear people with cake. In his cake-covered sit-down interview, Bill told Dave they all just want more from him. He got the audience to chant "More! More! More! More!" Then he went outside to
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Bob Dylan’s Next Album Will Consist Entirely of Frank Sinatra Covers

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Bob Dylan’s Next Album Will Consist Entirely of Frank Sinatra Covers
Bob Dylan's career-long exploration of regional American music has finally reached Las Vegas. According to Dylan himself, his upcoming album Shadows in the Night is going to be entirely made up of Frank Sinatra covers. Sinatra never covered a Dylan song in his life, but there must be no hard feelings. In a press release, Dylan promised that he would be bringing a stripped-down approach to Sinatra's big-band standards. "I don't see myself as covering these songs in any way," Dylan said. "What me and my band are doing is uncovering them." The album's out February 3, which stinks, as this would have been the rare Christmas gift that's a perfect for both your dad and your grandpa.The track list is below: 1. "I'm a Fool to Want You"2. "The Night We Called It a Day"3. "Stay With Me"4. "Autumn Leaves"5. "Why Try to Change Me Now"6. "Some Enchanted Evening
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Updated Cast for Mad Max: Fury Road Includes One-Time Wonder Woman Megan Gale

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Once cast as the Amazon warrior princess Wonder Woman in what was to be George Miller’s failed Justice League film, Megan Gale will finally get to team up with the director in Mad Max: Fury Road. Her role is unspecified at the moment, but we do have character names for a host of other roles, including that of Hugh Keays-Byrne, who was tapped to star as the Martian Manhunter alongside Gale. Mad Max: Fury Road features Tom Hardy in the title role along with Charlize Theron as Furiosa. Hit the jump for more casting info. Here’s more casting news courtesy of Movie Hole (via Cbm): Nathan Jones (Troy) as Rictus Erecetus Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as Nux Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max) as Immortan Joe Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as “the wives.” Abbey Lee Kershaw as “The Dag” Courtney Eaton as Fragile Josh Helman
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Eleven

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Prom

Opens: April 29th 2011

Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang

Director: Joe Nussbaum

Summary: Portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events.

Analysis: Disney's attempt at creating the next "High School Musical" franchise for itself, this teen romantic comedy is a batch of clique cliches - the beauty queen, the rebel with better hair than anyone else in the film, the handsome yet dumb foreign exchange student, the 'so above it' geek who really wants to belong, and at least one or two 'fugly' girls.

It's all very "The Breakfast Club" meets "10 Things I Hate About
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Leading Actor Dennis Hopper is Dead

Dennis Hopper’s long film career began with the 1955 teen angst classic Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean, and he helped usher in Hollywood’s New Wave as director and star of the counterculture anthem Easy Rider in 1969. He later became a respected character actor, specializing in such off-beat villains as the drug-addicted, obscenity-spouting Frank Black in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986), crazed bomber Howard Payne in the 1994 action-thriller Speed with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and Deacon in Kevin Costner’s soggy post-apocalyptic saga Waterworld (1995).

Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas on May 17, 1936. He moved to San Diego, California with his family in the late 1940s, and began studying at the local Old Globe Theater while attending high school. He soon signed with Warner Brothers and was featured in a small role in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause. He was later featured as Jordan Benedict III, the
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A-list talent top Aussie funded films

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian stars Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush and Toni Collette are returning home for three films approved for funding Wednesday by the government's principal funding agency, Film Finance Corporation Australia. Two television dramas and three documentaries also were approved. Ledger, currently shooting Lasse Hallstrom's untitled Casanova project in Venice, will play alongside rising star Abbie Cornish (Somersault) and Oscar-winner Rush in an adaptation of the best-selling Australian novel Candy. The book's author, Luke Davies, adapted the screenplay with Neil Armfield, who will direct the picture, described as "a powerful story of two lovers whose intersecting lives take them on a journey of lust, addiction and self-destruction." Producers are Margaret Fink (My Brilliant Career) and Emile Sherman (The Night We Called It a Day).

Icon goes global with Aussie film

Icon goes global with Aussie film
SYDNEY -- Icon Film Distribution Australia and Icon Entertainment International, the companies operated by Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey, have acquired for the first time the domestic and world distribution rights to an Australian film, Jindabyne, the new feature from director Ray Lawrence, whose Lantana enjoyed significant commercial and critical success around the world. Set up two years ago, Icon's Australian office has been involved in various local films, but only on a domestic basis. Its next Australian releases include the low-budget comedy Ned and drama The Night We Called It a Day. But this deal represents the first time the company has joined forces with Icon's overseas operation to back an Australian feature by taking on world rights, according to the Australian division's CEO, Mark Gooder.

Hopper To Star in Controversial Sinatra Biopic

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Hopper To Star in Controversial Sinatra Biopic
Movie bad guy Dennis Hopper is to play Frank Sinatra in a new British movie about the negative side of Ol' Blue Eyes. The Speed star, known for his psychotic film roles, will play the legendary singer and actor in The Night We Called It A Day. The movie depicts Sinatra's visit to Sydney, Australia in 1974 when local authorities refused to refuel his plane following the star's rude behavior. A movie source says, "The movie's going to ruffle Sinatra fans' feathers as it's being produced by Nik Powell who made the controversial films Scandal and Backbeat. This is definitely not an authorized biopic." Former Ally McBeal actress Portia De Rossi and Melanie Griffith are also set to star.

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