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Bindi Irwin Shares Cute Pic With a 'Ring' on That Finger

Bindi Irwin Shares Cute Pic With a 'Ring' on That Finger
Bindi Irwin and her boyfriend, Chris Powell, are the cutest!

On Friday, the 19-year-old Dancing With the Stars champ shared an adorable picture on of herself and Powell with rings on that special finger -- but it isn't what you think!

Related Bindi Irwin & Boyfriend Chandler Powell Cheer On Her Brother Robert During His 'Tonight Show' Appearance

"When diamonds are out of your budget ... buy ring pops instead! Just found out that it is #InternationalDiamondDay!
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Juju Chan in talks to star in thriller 'Pepper'

(L-r) Pam Collis, Antony Szeto, Juju Chan, Janice Eymann, Wayne Borg,Tony Cheng and Kent Chen.

Chinese/American actress Juju Chan, hailed as a female Bruce Lee by her fans, is in negotiations to play the lead role in Pepper, an action-thriller scripted by Janice Eymann.

Australian-born, Hong Kong-based director/actor/producer Antony Szeto is set to direct the film, the saga of a secret agent who comes to Far North Queensland in search of her missing brother, a fellow agent.

Eymann and fellow producers Pam Collis and Paul O.Kane are developing the project with Tony Cheng, the chairman of Beijing Tong Fa Group, and Kent Chen, the group.s director/general manager. .

The aim is to shoot the film next year, possibly as a Chinese-Australian co-production, which would benefit from the favorable terms of releasing Chinese films in mainland cinemas.

Juju.s credits include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon:
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'Game of Thrones' Everything to Know: An Overview of Westeros

Welcome to The Hollywood Reporter's "Everything to Know" series. Starting with Game of Thrones, THR's Westeros guru Josh Wigler will offer an in-depth guide about, well, everything there is to know about one particular topic within the complex universe.

A blood red sun burns over the baking hot desert. Miles away, politicians and assassins alike stab each other's backs. Far north, proud and seasoned soldiers battle back against bitter winter winds and the hardships they bring. Further north still, far past a breathtaking border built from magic and ice, an ancient frost burns bright again, as monsters forged from...
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Watch: Bindi Irwin Says a Pair of Khakis Helped Her Realize Things Were Getting Serious with Boyfriend Chandler Powell

Watch:  Bindi Irwin Says a Pair of Khakis Helped Her Realize Things Were Getting Serious with Boyfriend Chandler Powell
Bindi Irwin is head over heels for her boyfriend Chandler Powell – thanks to a pair of khakis!

"I love seeing you in khaki it makes me so happy," the 18-year-old from Down Under gushed to Powell during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Irwin, who helps operate the Australia Zoo with her mother Terri Irwin and brother Robert Irwin, has been in the khaki uniform (made famous by her late father, Steve Irwin), since she was a toddler.

"It's this really big thing for me," Irwin said of seeing Powell in his own khaki shirt and shorts for the first time.
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Bindi Irwin Says a Pair of Khakis Helped Her Realize Things Were Getting Serious with Boyfriend Chandler Powell

Bindi Irwin Says a Pair of Khakis Helped Her Realize Things Were Getting Serious with Boyfriend Chandler Powell
Bindi Irwin is head over heels for her boyfriend Chandler Powell - thanks to a pair of khakis! "I love seeing you in khaki it makes me so happy," the 18-year-old from Down Under gushed to Powell during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Irwin, who helps operate the Australia Zoo with her mother Terri Irwin and brother Robert Irwin, has been in the khaki uniform (made famous by her late father, Steve Irwin), since she was a toddler. "It's this really big thing for me," Irwin said of seeing Powell in his own khaki shirt and shorts for the first time.
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Tiff 2016 Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks Up ‘The Bleeder,’ XLrator Media Buys ‘Salt And Fire’ And More

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Tiff 2016 Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks Up ‘The Bleeder,’ XLrator Media Buys ‘Salt And Fire’ And More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our special edition of Tiff-only buys, just as the annual fall festival is wrapping up in the Far North.

IFC Films has announced that the company has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “The Bleeder.” The film, directed by Falardeau and written by Jeff Feurzeig and Jerry Stahl, stars Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts. The feature had its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival followed by its North American premiere in Toronto this week.

It is “is the true story of Chuck Wepner, the man who inspired the billion-dollar film series Rocky—a liquor salesman from New Jersey who went 15 rounds with the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. In his ten years in the ring, Wepner endured two knockouts, eight broken noses, and 313 stitches. But his toughest fights were outside
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Torres Strait docudrama Blue Water Empire enlists Ryan Corr, Jack Thompson

Blue Water Empire.

Filming has begun in Far North Queensland and the Torres Straits on Blue Water Empire, the three-part docudrama on the history and culture of the Torres Strait Islands set to air on the ABC next year.

The cast list has filled out with a who's who of the local scene: Jack Thompson, Ryan Corr, Damian Walshe-Howling, Aaron Fa.Aoso, Jimi Bani, Roy Billing, Geoff Morrell, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Peter Phelps, Merwez Whaleboat, Robert Mammone and Damian de Montemas..

The series is being produced by Aaron Fa.Aoso and Jimi Bani's Lonestar Company in partnership with Bunya Productions, led by producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin (Goldstone). It was commissioned by the ABC with assistance from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

.It.s an honour to be telling the stories of our amazing people and their contribution, over the last two centuries, to the history of Torres Strait Islanders and wider Australia,
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Bindi Irwin's Boyfriend Chandler Powell Performs His First 'Croc Jump': 'Can't Wait for More!'

Bindi Irwin's Boyfriend Chandler Powell Performs His First 'Croc Jump': 'Can't Wait for More!'
Bindi Irwin's boyfriend Chandler Powell just did his first "croc jump" - and looks like he's a natural! Powell - who has been open about his admiration for his girlfriend's late father Steve Irwin - looks like he's achieving his dream of following in the Crocodile Hunter star's footsteps. Powell, a 19-year-old professional wakeboarder, recently joined Bindi on her annual "Croc Trip" through the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Far North Queensland, Australia, to study saltwater crocodiles. "Cannot describe how excited I am to have jumped my first saltwater crocodile!!!" Powell gushed on Instagram. "Stanley was 9 feet 10 inches long
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Stephen Curry, Matt Hearn head up masterclass in Far North Queensland

Stephen Curry.

Port Shorts Film Festival ambassadors Stephen Curry (The Castle, The Cup), Wolf Creek Ep Matt Hearn and.screenwriter Kier Shorey (Blurred), will deliver a free workshop in Port Douglas later this month.

They will be joined by Screen Queensland production incentive and attractions Manager Gina Black and New York Film Academy Australia.s Brian Vining and Dean Mayer.

.Do you guys even bother watching the weather report up there with your balmy winter sunsets? It.s bloody freezing here in Melbourne,. Curry said.

.Coincidently, Matt, Kier and I are very excited to be involved in these workshops helping young and emerging filmmakers develop their skills and build confidence in their craft.

.To be honest I.m probably not going to be much help, but the rest of the panel really know their stuff so it should be a great opportunity for anyone interested in filmmaking to come along and pick their collective brains.
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David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin prep Torres Strait doco Blue Water Empire

Blue Water Empire.

Filming will start this month on the ABC's.Blue Water Empire, a dramatised documentary series about the traditional culture and history of the Torres Strait Islands.

The three-part series will combine dramatic action with archival footage, digital effects and interviews to explore how Torres Strait Islanders have sustained their cultural heritage through the impact of 200 years of European settlement.

Producers Greer Simpkin and David Jowsey, the creative team behind Goldstone and Mystery Road, have teamed up with local producer and writer Aaron Fa.Aoso (The Straits, Black Comedy) to make the show. It will be filmed on location in the Torres Strait Islands with mostly local cast and crew.

Blue Water Empire will begin in traditional times and take viewers through to the arrival of the missionaries and the massive changes brought to the Islands by the pearling industry and WWII.

The series will also explore the
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‘Game of Thrones 6×02: Home’ Review

“I wasn’t drowning, I was home.”

Bran Stark stands among the dead. Watching his father, uncle, and aunt at play through the power of his second sight, he is bewitched by the idea of returning to a family lost to him forever. But when he returns unwillingly to the waking world he is confronted at once with Meera’s family, with the vast emptiness of the Far North laid out where her brother used to be. What he has is an illusion; what she faces is reality. That the episode ends with another breach of the veil between life and death, the resurrection of Jon Snow at the hands of a desperate, shaky Melisandre, is an unsettling omen at the very least.

“It is beautiful under the sea,” the Raven tells Bran in the vision. “But stay there too long, and you’ll drown.” Their exchange begins the episode
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Rolls Royce Drama Silver Ghost Revs Engines With Martin Scorsese And Amy Director Asif Kapadia

From the pulse-pounding Senna to his intimate (and button-pushing) Amy Winehouse documentary, filmmaker Asif Kapadia has developed a knack for transitioning real-life events on the silver screen with aplomb. It’s a talent that hasn’t gone unnoticed, either, and the director’s next project will pave the way for an exciting collaboration with Martin Scorsese.

Getting behind the wheel of Rolls Royce origins drama Silver Ghost, Kapadia’s next foray behind the lens will be brought to life in partnership via Sikelia Productions and Zuma Productions, with Scorsese on board to produce. First hatched back in 2012 by the late, great Richard Attenborough, Scorsese has been attached to the feature film for years, and now that Silver Ghost has landed a director, the wheels will surely creak into motion.

Held up as two mavericks that dared to be different in the hyper-competitive world of car manufacturing, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce,
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Sundance completes line-up by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-12-08 01:06:34

Rams (Hrútar), directed by Grímur Hákonarson, won the Prize of Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2015 Photo: © Netop Films 2015 Sundance has announced the remaineder of its feature film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with the Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events sections.

Films from the UK and Ireland were among those announced, including the latest from Amy director Asif Kapadia Ali & Nino - his first fictional outing since Far North in 2007. John Carney's Sing Street - starring Jack Reynor and Aidan Gillan - also joins the Premiere's line-up. The Spotlight section includes several films that premiered in Cannes, including Un Certain Regard winner Rams, Cemetery Of Splendor, Green Room and The Lobster. Established names also in the programme include Werner Herzog, Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do In The Shadows) and Kelly Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff, Wendy And Lucy).

Festival director John Cooper said: “The Sundance
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'Amy' director Asif Kapadia, Working Title's Tim Bevan join Screen Film Summit

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Award-winning director and producer to join execs from BBC Films, StudioCanal, See-Saw Films, eOne and more at annual summit.

Asif Kapadia, director of documentaries Amy and Senna, and Working Title co-founder Tim Bevan have joined the line-up of this year’s Screen Film Summit, which will be held at London’s Picturehouse Central on Dec 10.

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Kapadia, the BAFTA-winning director behind The Warrior, Far North, Senna and the most successful documentary of the year, Amy, will be the subject of a Director in Focus session to give a unique insight into his process and discuss the creation of a sustainable film industry for new filmmakers.

Bevan, co-founder of Working Title with Eric Fellner, will be the subject of a Producer in Focus session and will discuss the genesis and growth of his company as well as the challenges it faces in the current climate.

The company, now owned by
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Ports Shorts Film Festival reveals finalists

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Port Shorts Film Festival has named its first 12 finalists ahead of the Port Douglas event on October 24.

Eleven of Australia.s finest short films and one special entry from Iran have been chosen from more than 100 entries.

Aussie actor Stephen Curry, Wolf Creek producer Matt Hearn and Cairns. own screenwriter extraordinaire and ABC Far North radio host Kier Shorey will have the task of choosing a winner for the $5000 Port Shorts Open Filmmaker Award and the $2000 Port Shorts Local Filmmaker Award.

Port Shorts Film Festival director, Alison George, has thanked all of the filmmakers for making the finalist announcement such a tough task.

.To be honest we could.ve chosen another 20 worthy films to screen at the festival which is a tribute to the quality of filmmakers around the country and in Far North Queensland,. she said.

.We can guarantee there will be laughs, there will be tears and you
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Ten catches The Timeshifters

Network Ten has commissioned a comedy/drama which follows six teenagers at a remote research station on Aboriginal land who investigate the apparent disappearance of a leading scientist.

The Timeshifters (26×24′) is a co-production between Essential Media and Entertainment and Brisbane-based Carbon Media, budgeted at $15.4 million.

Formerly known as Camp Crazy, the series is described as journey of discovery that blurs reality, mythology and time. Each episode works independently within an over-arching story.

The narrative posits that a powerful Black Opal talisman was stolen from a secret cave hidden deep in the rainforest 10 years earlier, shiftng the delicate balance of power within the spirit world.

The teens are forced to become Timeshifters, connect with the land, uncover the dark secret of the research facility and find a way to travel back in time to make sure the Black Opal is never disturbed again..

The series creator, Essential partner/head of kids Carmel Travers,
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Lapaglia and Thornton join The Code

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Anthony Lapaglia and Sigrid Thornton have joined the cast of the Code - Season Two - a Playmaker production for the ABC.

They join Ashley Zukerman, Dan Spielman and Adele Perovic in the second series which explores the value of freedom of speech and the delicate balance between personal liberty and national security in the digital age.

Created and written by Shelley Birse, produced by David Maher, David Taylor, Diane Haddon and Shelley Birse, directed by Shawn Seet, and executive produced by the ABC.s Carole Sklan and David Ogilvy, the six-hour political thriller will be filmed in Sydney, Canberra and Far North Queensland.

Playmaker.s David Taylor and David Maher said: .We are delighted that The Code has been universally embraced by audiences and critics alike, and season two takes it to a new level - with a stellar cast, political intrigue and thrilling action..

ABC TV.s Carole Sklan
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Towards the Palme d’Or: A Conversation with Dp Gökhan Tiryaki On the Set of Asif Kapadia’s Ali and Nino

When you have one of the most anticipated films of the year about to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, how do you prepare? For Asif Kapadia — director of Amy, the forthcoming documentary about the British jazz singer Amy Winehouse — the answer is to direct another film. His adaptation of Kurban Said’s 1937 novel Ali and Nino is the first fictional narrative the British director has helmed since 2007’s Far North; both it and Amy are his first features since 2010’s much-admired documentary Senna. For his fictional narratives, Kapadia has made a habit of shooting in remote, unique locations. […]
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Towards the Palme d’Or: A Conversation with Dp Gökhan Tiryaki On the Set of Asif Kapadia’s Ali and Nino

When you have one of the most anticipated films of the year about to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, how do you prepare? For Asif Kapadia — director of Amy, the forthcoming documentary about the British jazz singer Amy Winehouse — the answer is to direct another film. His adaptation of Kurban Said’s 1937 novel Ali and Nino is the first fictional narrative the British director has helmed since 2007’s Far North; both it and Amy are his first features since 2010’s much-admired documentary Senna. For his fictional narratives, Kapadia has made a habit of shooting in remote, unique locations. […]
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Essential links with Carbon Media on teen series

Six misfits are thrown together at a remote research station on Aboriginal land where they seek answers to the apparent disappearance of a leading scientist in an upcoming teen comedy-drama series.

Entitled Camp Crazy, the project marks the first collaboration between Essential Media and Entertainment and Brisbane-based Carbon Media.

Set in Far North Queensland, the series will follow the unlikely teen heroes as the boundaries between reality, mythology and time shift before their eyes. Each of the 26 x 24. episodes will work independently, linked by an overarching story: the search for the scientist.

Developed with the assistance of Screen Queensland, the concept was conceived by Essential Media partner and executive producer Carmel Travers. She took the idea to Carbon Media executive producer Wayne Denning and general manager / creative executive Amber Moran.

.We.d met two years ago at Kidscreen and discussed a number of ideas at that time. including animation, cross-media
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