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Zukerman to star in Us sci-fi drama

23 November 2014 1:54 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

After starring as a gifted but troubled computer hacker in ABC.s The Code, Ashley Zukerman is set to play a guy whose children have psychic powers in Childhood.s End.

Zukerman joins Charles Dance and emerging star Osy Ikhile in the miniseries for the Us Syfy network, based on a classic Arthur C. Clarke novel, which begins filming in Melbourne next month.

Published in 1953, Clarke.s novel details life on Earth while it is under the benign control of a race of aliens, the Overlords. From their hovering UFOs, the Overlords spend decades turning Earth into a Utopia, which in the process also destroys humanity's identity.

Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones and starred in Mark Hartley.s Patrick, is cast as an Overlord named Karellen, who is an ambassador for his species on Earth.

Zukerman will play Jake Greggson, an American production designer with artistic »

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Finalists revealed for Spa super producer award

10 November 2014 4:38 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Hoodlum, Playmaker Media, Princess Pictures, Screentime and See-Saw Films are the finalists for the Media Super Production Business of the Year gong at the 14th Screen Producers Australia Awards.

Spa also announced Des Monaghan, the former executive chairman of Screentime, will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Screen Forever conference.

Hosted by Adam Zwar, the awards recognise the creation of outstanding screen content; celebrate the skills and accomplishments of production businesses; and aim to increase awareness of the role producers play in creating Australian screen stories for local and international audiences.

Spa executive director Matthew Deaner said: .This year.s awards highlight the incredible contribution individuals and businesses make to the Australian screen industry, and the importance of the awards in recognising excellence and acknowledging their great efforts..

The Media Super Production Business of the Year is awarded to the company that has produced an outstanding project or body »

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Finalists revealed for media super producer award

10 November 2014 4:38 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Hoodlum, Playmaker Media, Princess Pictures, Screentime and See-Saw Films are the finalists for the Media Super Production Business of the Year gong at the 14th Screen Producers Australia Awards.

Spa also announced Des Monaghan, the former executive chairman of Screentime, will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Screen Forever conference.

Hosted by Adam Zwar, the awards recognise the creation of outstanding screen content; celebrate the skills and accomplishments of production businesses; and aim to increase awareness of the role producers play in creating Australian screen stories for local and international audiences.

Spa executive director Matthew Deaner said: .This year.s awards highlight the incredible contribution individuals and businesses make to the Australian screen industry, and the importance of the Awards in recognising excellence and acknowledging their great efforts..

The Media Super Production Business of the Year is awarded to the company that has produced an outstanding project or body »

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Aussie actor cast in Killing Jesus

15 October 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Dan Mor is in Morocco for six weeks playing an enforcer to King Herod in Killing Jesus, a four-hour miniseries that stars Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Moyer, Rufus Sewell and John Rhys Davies.

The Scott Free production for the National Geographic Channel is based on the book Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O.Reilly and Martin Dugard, adapted by Walon Green.

Grammer (Frasier, Boss) portrays Herod, the Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth.

True Blood.s Moyer is Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus. crucifixion, Sewell is Caiaphas, the high priest and conspirator in Jesus. death.

Rhys Davies is Annas, another high priest who first questioned Jesus and his teachings, and Entourage.s Emmanuelle Chriqui is Herodia, ex-wife of Herod II.. Haaz Sleiman (Nurse Jackie, Covert Affairs) portrays the title character.

Mor is cast as Sillaeus, first seen as a young »

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The Boy from Oz headed for TV

30 September 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The flamboyant life and premature death of Australian entertainer Peter Allen will be dramatised in a 2-part miniseries.

Shine Australia is developing Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, for the Seven Network, following their successful collaboration on Inxs: Never Tear Us Apart.

To be produced by Rory Callaghan and Kerrie Mainwaring, the Allen mini will be Shine.s third major Australian drama. In the can is Catching Milat, a two-part telemovie recounting the investigation that led to the arrest of serial killer Ivan Milat, which Seven commissioned.

The Allen project has not been announced but word has spread among talent agents and actors.

Shawn Seet (Love Child, The Code, Underbelly) is attached to direct. The plot will follow Allen (born Peter Richard Woolnough) from his teenage years in Tenterfield, Nsw, where he sang and played piano at the local pub.

He and Chris Bell formed the Allen Brothers. »

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Giveaway: Win 'Spartacus' the Complete Series on Blu-ray

24 September 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of the hit Starz series Spartacus can now enjoy the entire three-season run with Spartacus: The Complete Series, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. All 33 episodes are included in this boxed set, along with never-before-seen special features such as Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre and The Last Word: John Hannah, which will offer even more entertainment after the series has run its course.

We have a giveaway lined up where fans can take home Spartacus: The Complete Series on Blu-ray to enjoy this show in high-definition, the way it was meant to be seen. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win below.

Winners Receive:

Spartacus: The Complete Series Blu-ray

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us »

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Us streaming deal for Anzac Girls

11 September 2014 9:19 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screentime.s Anzac Girls will premiere in the Us next month on Us subscription streaming service Acorn TV.

The WW1 miniseries based on the true stories of five Australian and New Zealand nurses at Gallipoli and the Western Front will launch on October 6, with a new episode screening each Monday until November 10.

In early 2015 Acorn will release the 6-part series on DVD and syndicate it to public television stations nationwide.

Owned by Rlj Entertainment, Acorn TV bills itself as the first British-tv focused streaming service in North America.

Its programming this year includes Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series 2, Jack Irish, Midsomer Murders, Murdoch Mysteries and Rlj-owned series George Gently, Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain and Poirot's Last Case. Anzac Girls stars Georgia Flood (House Husbands), Antonia Prebble (White Lies), Laura Brent (Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Anna McGahan (House Husbands) and Caroline Craig (Underbelly) as the five nurses. »

- Don Groves

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Matt Nable cast as Ra’s al Ghul, new trailers for Arrow and The Flash

4 September 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stephen Amell has taken to Twitter to reveal that Arrow has found its new big bad, with Matt Nable (Underbelly, Riddick) signing on to play the iconic Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul in season three of the DC show.

As per the earlier casting breakdown, Arrow’s version of Ra’s is described as “Leader of the League of Assassins. Regal, mysterious, of a bygone era. Proud and unforgiving. Ra’s is a ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts, and a shaper of history. He carries the wisdom of the ages, and protects some of its greatest secrets.”

Meanwhile, ahead of Arrow’s return and the premiere of spin-off The Flash, The CW has dropped new trailers for its DC pairing, which we have for you here…

 

Arrow returns to The CW on October 8th, one day after the premiere of The Flash.

The post Matt Nable cast as Ra’s al Ghul, »

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Matt Nable To Play Ra's Al Ghul On "Arrow"

4 September 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Australian actor Matt Nable has scored the role of the super villain Ra's Al Ghul in the upcoming third season of The CW's "Arrow".

Ra's is the leader of the League of Assassins, and father of Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law). He's also a ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts, and a shaper of history.

Nable will make his debut in the season's fourth episode "The Magician". He's best known for his work as Boss Johns in "Riddick" and Pennock in "Killer Elite," and on acclaimed Australian TV series "Underbelly" and "East West 101".

At the same time, a new 90-second promo for the upcoming third season has gone online, check it out below:

Source: Deadline »

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Arrow Casts Aussie Riddick Actor as the Ruthless Ra's al Ghul — What Advice Does Liam Neeson Offer?

4 September 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Aussie actor Matt Nable has landed the pivotal recurring role of DC Comics villain Ra’s al Ghul, in Arrow Season 3.

Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites, Including Arrow

The leader of the League of Assassins and father to Nyssa al Ghul (played on Arrow by Katrina Law), Ra’s (as I call him) is described as “proud and unforgiving, a ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts, and a shaper of history.” He carries the wisdom of the ages, and protects some of its greatest secrets.

Video New Arrow Promo: Oliver Asks Felicity About »

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Matt Nable Joins Season Three Of Arrow As 'Ra's Al Ghul'

4 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Arrow has found its Ra's Al Ghul and it's Matt Nable, an actor best known for starring in short-lived TV shows like Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms and Underbelly as well as opposite Vin Diesel on the big screen in Riddick. His take on the iconic villain who was last played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins will first be seen in the fourth episode, "The Magician" (which also happens to be Arrow's fifthieth episode). This version of Ra's Al Ghul is described as, "The leader of the League of Assassins and father of Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law), Ra's is proud and unforgiving. A ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts and a shaper of history, Ra's carries the wisdom of the ages and protects some of its greatest secrets." Interestingly, it was star Stephen Amell who confirmed the casting, just hours after a brand new trailer was released. »

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DVD Release: The Reckoning (2014)

28 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: Oct. 28, 2014

Price: DVD $19.98

Studio: Anchor Bay

Jonathan Lapaglia is a detective investigating the murder of his partner in The Reckoning.

Jonathan Lapaglia (TV’s Underbelly), Viva Bianca (TV’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and Luke Hemsworth (TV’s Neighbours) star in the Aussie crime thriller The Reckoning.

Investigating the roadside execution-style murder of his partner Jason (Hemsworth), troubled detective Robbie Green (Lapaglia) discovers a memory card from a video camera. Shot by two teenagers, the mysterious footage contained on the card reveals murky details behind the death of a sibling in an unsolved hit and run case. The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey to find them, he quickly uncovers a bloody trail of murder…that leads all the way back to him!

Written and directed by John V. Soto, the R-rated film received a release to theaters in its native »

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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

20 August 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with »

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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

20 August 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with »

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Caesar plans his next feature

16 July 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

After focussing on TV dramas, David Caesar plans to direct a conspiracy thriller, his first feature since Prime Mover in 2009.

Scripted by Terence Hammond and produced by Antony I. Ginnane, Spontaneous Combustion is set during a pandemic involving government and Big Pharma.

The plan is to start shooting in Melbourne in the first quarter of 2015, with post production and VFX in Queensland. The logline reads, "When a marine biologist who saw his father burst into flames for no reason is drawn into investigating an outbreak of spontaneous combustion deaths by an investigative journalist, they uncover a Big Pharma conspiracy and put their own lives on the line in a race to stop the development of a deadly global weapon."

.David is harking back to his Dirty Deeds milieu here, and he.s a big fan of The Parallax View, Three Days of the Condor and The Conversation, which is the zone we are in here, »

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Once Upon A Time Season 4 Finally Revealed Their New Queen Elsa Actress

5 July 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from TV Line, the "Once Upon A Time" season 4 folks have finally casts their new Disney's Frozen Queen Elsa of Arendelle actress. She will be former Fringe starlette, Georgina Haig (left). In her Once Upon A Time incarnation, Elsa struggled to get her “chilling” powers under control. She also once unleashed an eternal winter upon her town. However, she eventually discovered that the key to keeping her powers in check, is love, particularly, her bond with younger sister ,Anna, and now she is aware of the threat she poses if she were to ever lose control of her magic again. Recently, the producers ,Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis, gave a brief statement about the new Frozen twist, saying: "We are very well aware of how beloved Frozen is, so we’re very careful that we want to tell a story that is uniquely ours but »

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ABC's "Once" Casts Its "Frozen" Queen Elsa

3 July 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Australian actress Georgina Haig has scored the key role of Queen Elsa of Arendelle, the icy powered character from Disney's "Frozen," in the upcoming fourth season of ABC's "Once Upon a Time". The character was previously teased in the third season finale.

In the series, Elsa has long struggled to control her 'chilling' powers and once unleashed an eternal winter upon her town. Ultimately she realized her bond with younger sister Anna (Elizabeth Lail) helps keeps her powers in check.

Haig has had an interesting career so far starring in Australian films like the horror truck tale "Road Kill" with Twilight's Xavier Samuel and The 100's Bobby Morley, the nihilistic school teen drama "Wasted on the Young" with Chronicle's Alex Russell, the feel good musical "The Sapphires" with Chris O'Dowd, and the upcoming drug smuggling drama "The Mule".

She's probably best known though for her TV work such »

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Once Upon a Time Casts Fringe Alum as Frozen's Ice Queen Elsa

3 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We have seen Etta Bishop’s future, and it is very, very… cool.

TVLine has learned that ABC’s Once Upon a Time has cast Fringe alum Georgina Haig in the plum Season 4 role of Queen Elsa of Arendelle — aka the chillin’ quasi-villain of filmdom’s Frozen.

Related Once Upon a Time Creators Preview Season 4′s Frozen Twist

Previously, TVLine broke the news that newcomer Elizabeth Lail and Greek grad Scott Michael Foster have been cast in the arc’s other two roles, as Anna and her beau Kristoff.

In her Once incarnation, Elsa has long struggled to control her “chilling” powers, »

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'Spartacus' Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD Coming September 16th

20 June 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

All hail Spartacus - his legend will live on! Anchor Bay Entertainment releases every season of the acclaimed Starz Original series in a complete muscular thirteen-disc Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD box set on September 16th. From executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, here is every moment - uncut and uncensored - of the series that broke all the rules and took no prisoners! Spartacus: The Complete Series is a beautifully packaged collection that contains a full disc of new bonus features. The Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet edition contains three new audio commentaries for the first season that are exclusive to this collection. A limited edition Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet set packaged with a Spartacus collector's figurine will also be available with an Srp of $199.99. Srp is $149.99 for the Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and $119.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 13th. »

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Finalists for Heath Ledger scholarship announced

6 May 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

James Mackay with Kim Ledger

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The pool of talented young Australian actors is so vast the judges of the Heath Ledger Scholarship presented by Australians in Film have named 20 finalists this year, up from the usual 15.

That.s a real stamp of approval considering the calibre of the judges: Collin Farrell, Miranda Otto, directors Gregor Jordan and Robert Luketic, casting director Ann Fay (Anzac Girls, Packed to the Rafters) and Randi Hiller, VP of feature casting at Walt Disney Studios.

The winner of the sixth annual scholarship, which fosters the education and career development of young Australian actors in the Us, will be announced in Los Angeles on June 12.

The prizes include $10,000 cash, a two year scholarship at Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles, two return flights to La. including attendance at the announcement ceremony and a second flight when he or she is ready to break into the market, »

- Don Groves

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