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Cyber wins Get Reel short film competition

26 July 2016 6:51 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »


A story about the victims of cyber bullying is the 2016 winner of Get Reel: Top Ten Filmmakers. Festival.

Cyber, produced by young filmmaker Georgia Cramp, was declared the winner at the finalist screening on July 24 at the Ritz Cinema in Sydney. Happy Thoughts by Michael Hall was the runner-up.

The Get Reel Short Filmmakers. Festival received more than 1650 entries from across Australia and New Zealand. Entrants were asked to respond to the theme of .Being Seen. through a short film ten minutes or less shot on a smart device.

The competition awarded $4500 in prizes, and films were voted by a judging panel that included the likes of Danielle Cormack, Jessica Grace Smith, Socratis Otto and Marcario De Souza.

The competition was aimed to start a conversation around mental health. Funds raised from the finalist screening go to Suicide Prevention Australia.

Cyber tells the story of how an attacker eventually »

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On this day: Hemingway, Falconetti, Clueless, Dunkirk

21 July 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

Corey Stoll as Hemingway

1892 Maria Falconetti is born. Delivers one of the best performances ever captured on film thirty-six years later in The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

1899 Famous author and real 'character' Ernest Hemingway is born. In addition to his work being made into films and TV miniseries he frequently pops up as a character in cinema played by everyone from Chris O'Donnell (In Love and War) to Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris - robbed of an Oscar nod though we honored him here) and now Dominic West (Genius) ...and that's not even the half of it.

1922 Don Knotts is born. Mugs it up in 70+ film and TV projects including Three's Company, The Apple Dumpling Gang, and The Andy Griffith Show - 5 Emmy wins for Supporting Actor thereafter until his death in 2006

1948 Steven Demetre Georgiu is born in London. »


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Tilda Cobham-Harvey to star in John Collee, Anthony Maras film Hotel Mumbai

9 June 2016 10:33 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

Tilda Cobham-Hervey is joining Dev Patel and Armie Hammer in Hotel Mumbai, a film about the 2008 attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel.

The script was co-written by Hopscotch's John Collee (Happy Feet, Master and Commander) and South Australian Anthony Maras, who will direct.

The four-day siege on the hotel killed 160 people, with many more injured.

As first reported by THR, Basil Iwanyk is producing through his Thunder Road banner alongside Arclight's Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy..

Andrew Ogilvie and Julie Ryan will also act as producers, with Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman executive producing.

Cobham-Hervey broke out in Sophie Hyde's 2013 feature 52 Tuesdays, and had a small role in Rosemary Myers' Girl Asleep, which premiered at Adelaide Film Fest last year before world premiering at the Berlinale.

She's repped by CAA and Australia's United Management. »

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Prince to Get Tribute at Cannes Film Festival

22 April 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — The Cannes Film Festival will host a tribute to Prince, the music legend who died Thursday, a festival spokesperson confirmed to Variety.

Details on the homage will be unveiled by the festival in the coming days, said the rep.

Prince, a pop culture icon whose legacy spans nearly every field of entertainment, contributed to a number of movie and TV shows soundtracks, notably Tim Burton’s “Batman,” Spike Lee’s “Girl 6” and even “Happy Feet.”

Like David Bowie, who died in January, Prince was revered in France. His death has provoked much sadness and shock expressed all over social media, TV and print outlets. His film “Under the Cherry Moon” was filmed on the French Riviera at La Victorine Studios in Nice.

On its Twitter account, French music artist Christine and the Queens wrote “Purple everything. No rules. Bodies owned, brilliantly free. New sounds, new ways to love. »

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Full schedule of TV tributes to Prince

22 April 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Music fans lost a legend on Thursday, April 21. Prince Rogers Nelson died in Minnesota at age 57. Over four decades, Prince earned 40 Billboard Hot 100 Hits and seven Grammy wins, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Score for Purple Rain. There are going to be a lot of tributes on TV for “The Purple One” this weekend. Below is a list of programming announced so far. Please check back for updates. Monday, April 25 Happy Feet at 2:10pmET/Pt on HBO Family Prince wrote, produced and performed  “The Song Of The Heart.” He also wrote “Kiss.” … Continue reading →

The post Full schedule of TV tributes to Prince appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

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Prince leaves memorable movie legacy

22 April 2016 5:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Iconic American musician Prince, whose death was announced yesterday, made memorable contributions to cinema through his music and performances.

Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), who rose to fame in the 1980’s with records such as ‘1999’, ‘Sign o’ the Times’ and ‘Parade’ and went on to sell more than 100 million albums, died aged 57 at his home in Minnesota. 

The pioneering musician provided soundtracks to a number of productions including the 1989 Tim Burton directed Batman and Spike Lee’s Girl 6 – which played in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 1996.

His songs were used in dozens of films during his nearly 40-year career, including Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo and Juliet and Paul Brickman’s Risky Business.

In 1985, he won an Oscar for his score of Purple Rain. ‘When Doves Cry’ from the same film was also nominated for the Golden Globe for best original song, an accolade that Prince picked up twenty years later for ‘The Song of the Heart »

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Prince's Road to Happy Feet: An Insider Recalls His Trip to Paisley Park

21 April 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Prince wasn't on hand when he won his Golden Globe award for "The Song of the Heart," his original tune for 2006's Happy Feet. It's not that he didn't want to be there, but he was stuck in L.A.'s infamous traffic. Justin Timberlake ended up accepting the award on Prince's behalf. If only getting to the show proved to be as easy as it was for Prince to write the song. Happy Feet director George Miller first approached Prince to seek his permission to allow Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman to sing a cover of his song "Kiss" in the movie. Miller decided to take things one-step further by asking Prince to write an original song for the film. Before »

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Rip Music Icon Prince

21 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

2016 has not been good for music fans. Prince, one of the greatest songwriters and guitarists of our age, has died at the too-young of 57, it was announced by his publicist today. Details of his death are as yet unknown. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and showed a gift for music from an early age. His second self-titles album went platinum, and over his career he sold over 100 million records, as well as writing hit songs for other artists, such as 'Manic Monday', recorded by The Bangles, and 'Nothing Compares 2 u', recorded by Sinead O'Connor. Prince was no stranger to film. He contributed to several soundtracks, including Batman (1989), and Happy Feet (2006). For the latter film, director George...

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Prince Remembered as a Stunned Hollywood Pays Tribute

21 April 2016 12:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The film and music world is in mourning once again after another legend has died far too soon. We reported the tragic news earlier today that Prince has passed away at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, at the age of 57. While no details have been given regarding the cause of death, tributes have already started flooding in through social media as the news broke.

Initial reports revealed that Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in the a.m. hours. TMZ obtained audio of the 911 dispatch call, where an unidentified caller said there was a "male down, not breathing." The singer had recently cancelled two concert dates due to health issues, and his representatives said he had been battling the flu, when his private jet made an emergency landing in Illinois on Friday, April 15. An exact cause of death hasn't been released yet, but we'll be »

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Iconic Singer-Songwriter Prince Dies Aged 57

21 April 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Prince, the legendary singer-songwriter and actor, has passed away at his home in Minnesota. He was 57.

Police responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate earlier this morning, according to Us media. It’s understood that an investigation is currently underway and at the time of writing, no further details were disclosed.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson in 1958, the musician shot to prominence during the mid-80s, capturing the attention of the music industry with his unique blend of rock, funk, and jazz. All across his glittering career, Prince sold upwards of 100 million records across a remarkable 30 albums, including such classics as “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette,” “1999,” “Raspberry Beret,” “When Doves Cry” and of course, “Kiss.”

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 for his staggering contributions to the industry, concerns of Prince’s health began to emerge a decade later. On April 15, he was rushed »

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Prince Dies at Age 57

21 April 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news for film and music lovers everywhere, as the entertainment industry lost another one of its all-time greats earlier today. Film and music icon Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, has passed away at the age of 57. Prince's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed the death earlier this morning, after police and medical staff were called to the musician's Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

TMZ reports that Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in the a.m. hours. The site obtained audio of the 911 dispatch call, where an unidentified caller said there was a "male down, not breathing." While no exact cause of death has been determined yet, the singer had been suffering from health issues recently. On Friday, April 15, his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Illinois, and his representatives said that the singer had been battling the flu. He appeared at »

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R.I.P. Prince (1958 – 2016)

21 April 2016 10:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

TMZ has broke the news that legendary musician Prince has died at his home in Minneapolis, aged 57. The superstar had been hospitalised last week after a show in Atlanta due to the flu, but was released and had returned home, where his body was discovered this morning.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson in 1958, the singer-songwriter is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and eclectic performers of his era. He sold over 100 million records in a career that spanned five decades, winning seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

On the world of film, Prince made his debut in 1984’s Purple Rain, where he portrayed The Kid, and won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score, as well as earning a Golden Globe nomination for ‘When Doves Cry’. He would direct and star in a further three films, Under the Cherry Moon, Sign o’ the Times and Graffiti Bridge, »

- Gary Collinson

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Music Icon Prince Dead at 57

21 April 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Music icon Prince, who won multiple Grammy awards as well as an Oscar during his storied four-decade career, has died. He was 57.

According to TMZ, which first broke the news, Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday.

Prince cancelled a pair of concerts in Atlanta earlier this month, citing the flu. A week later, his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Moline Ill., when he fell ill.

RelatedPrince Honored With MTV Marathon; Regular Programming Suspended

The Minneapolis native broke through to mainstream success in 1979 with the release of his self-titled sophomore album, »

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Spectrum Films settles in with new team at Fox Studios

15 March 2016 7:25 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »


Spectrum Films has moved into its new home at Fox Studios after a raft of key appointments..

The new site on the second floor of the Frank Hurley Building at Fox Studios Australia is now operational..

With Adam Scott now a partner in the business working in tandem with Josh Pomeranz, Spectrum Films "3.0" offers refined technical services including edit suites, online picture finishing, colour grading and a custom built sound mixing theatre, as well as sound design, editing and post sound management.

The new post facility will be looked after by recently appointed post producer, Catherine Armstrong, and head of sound, Angus Robertson.

Armstrong, whose credits include Please Like Me, Tanna, Dance Academy, Underbelly and Paper giants: Magzine Wars, had previously worked at SoundFirm for almost two years as post producer.

Robertson's credits include Dead Calm, The Year My Voice Broke and Black Robe, as well as his more »

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Top Cat Begins Coming to UK Theatres in May

7 March 2016 4:22 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Classic cartoon lovers rejoice! That fantastic feline superstar returns to UK movie screens in just a few weeks. As the Hoyt Curtin TV theme proclaims, “…but above everything, he’s the most tip top…Top Cat!”. Tc, as close friends call him, did indeed debut on American  TV screens on the then fledgling ABC network in September of 1961 (talk about your nine lives!). This show, along with “The Jetsons” and “Jonny Quest” was an attempt by animation studio Hanna-Barbera to replicate the prime time success of that “modern stone-age family “The Flintstones” just a year or so before. Unfortunately Tc was not the rating smash that Fred and company were, so only one season (30 half hour episodes) were produced. But the kitty con-artist and his pals endured as a Saturday morning staple,then a syndicated smash. As beloved as the show was in its native Us, “Top Cat” was an even bigger hit overseas, »

- Jim Batts

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Angus Robertson joins Spectrum Films

1 March 2016 7:36 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Angust Robertson.


Award winning sound post producer Angus Robertson will join Spectrum Films as head of sound.

With more than 31 years. experience across all areas of sound post production, Angus has been involved in 147 feature films and over 300 hours of television. .

Robertson's credits include Dead Calm, The Year My Voice Broke and Black Robe, as well as his more recent work as part of the 2016 Oscar winning sound team on Mad Max: Fury Road.

He has also worked on Truth, The Railway Man, Australia, Happy Feet, The Great Gatsby, The Sapphires, Lord of the Rings, Babe, The Adventures of Priscilla — Queen of the Desert and Little Fish.

Commencing his career at Sound on Film, Robertson managed and operated the Adr and Foley Stage for Spectrum Films from the mid 1980s. .

Since then he has both freelanced as a sound supervisor, editor, recording engineer and mixer. .

In 2007, Robertson joined Deluxe Australia »

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Can you pass HitFix's hard-harder-hardest Oscar Quiz?

24 February 2016 3:55 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last year HitFix threw down a 21-question quiz for Oscar fanatics, and this year we're at it again. Join us for an ultimate Oscar test featuring three tiers of difficulty: hard, harder, and hardest. Get out a notepad! The answers are on the next page. (Please note that the term "actor" can mean a man or a woman, and that any listed year refers to the time of the movie's release, not the year of the ceremony.)   Hard 1. What's the highest-grossing of this year's eight Best Picture nominees?      2. Jennifer Jason Leigh just received her first Oscar nomination for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Only two performances in Quentin Tarantino's filmography have earned Academy Awards. Who performed those roles? 3. Which of this year's Best Picture nominees stars a character named Joy?  4. Who's the only person in history to win both an acting Oscar and a songwriting Oscar?  5. Name one »

- Louis Virtel

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Damian Candusso joins Trackdown

23 February 2016 6:27 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Sound designer Damian Candusso has joined Trackdown to provide sound design and audio post production services from the Sydney studio.

Candusso has contributed to the soundtracks of The Lego Movie, The Great Gatsby, Little Fish and Happy Feet 1 and 2.

He is also an active researcher in film sound, immersive cinema and virtual reality and has received a PhD for research into immersive cinema, 3-D film and the soundtrack.

Candusso has been nominated for Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) Golden Reel Awards and has worked on several Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award winning films.

Damian has also received the Centenary Medal for Contribution to Australian Culture for his work in the Australian film industry.

Trackdown general manager, Elaine Beckett, said she was thrilled to have Damian on board..

"Over the years we have collaborated on many projects and we are excited to consolidate our knowledge and facilities to provide the Film »

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‘Fury Road’ Going Further Than Any Other ‘Mad Max’ Film

22 February 2016 9:40 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Director George Miller is up for his first best directing Oscar this year for the fourth installment in his post-apocalyptic action-adventure series, Mad Max. While the films essentially put Miller on the map as a director, they are far from what one would traditionally consider Oscar fare.

This year, however, Mad Max: Fury Road has racked up the second most nominations of any film, second only to The Revenant, with 10 total nominations, including best picture. Not surprisingly, the film is the first in the series to earn a single nomination and is likely the favorite to win in many of the below-the-line categories, such as film editing and make-up design.

Much of the stiffest competition Fury Road faces is from The Revenant, which is nominated in all the same categories and is a much more traditional Oscar film. One factor that may work against Mad Max »

- Patrick Shanley

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Why Didn't Mel Gibson Return to Play 'Mad Max'?

19 February 2016 3:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Mad Max: Fury Road began to take shape, rebooting the franchise and giving 2015 one its best movies, there were plans for a true Mad Max 4 sequel that would have had Mel Gibson reprising his iconic role as Max Rockatansky. But as history has revealed, that follow-up was doomed never to happen. And now we have Tom Hardy in the role of the mad one. So, what kept Mel Gibson from donning his one-armed leather jacket a fourth and final time?

Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller has finally opened up about what exactly happened with his planned Mad Max 4. Which eventually became Mad Max: Fury Road. This reboot was 15 years in the making, and it was an epic journey to finally get it on screen.

The original Mad Max 4 starring Mel Gibson almost moved forward as a real movie twice. The actor was signed on, »

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