1-20 of 32 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
Australian drama Secrets & Lies will air on Channel 5 in the UK, it has been announced.
The series follows the story of an everyday family man, whose life falls apart when he is accused of murdering a 4-year-old boy.
A six-part mini-series written by Stephen M Irwin, Channel 5 has said that the show will be at the cornerstone of its schedules in 2014.
Channel 5's head of acquisitions Katie Keenan said: "Channel 5 viewers love compelling, character-led drama packed with twists and turns. Secrets & Lies ticks all these boxes. We're thrilled to add it to our 2014 drama line-up."
The show launches in 2014 on Network Ten Australia.
Head of the network Rick Maier said: "This is a sensational early response and full credit to the cast and crew. We can't wait »
Goalpost Pictures, Matchbox Pictures. Penny Chapman, Jungleboys, Top of the Lake and Lore won key awards at the Screen Producers Australia awards on Wednesday night. Julie Zemiro hosted the free-wheeling ceremony at the Crown Palladium with an appealing mixture of humour, self-deprecating satire and due respect for the recipients. Goalpost was named Production Business of the Year, its principals Ben Grant and Rosemary Blight noting they have been in the industry for 23 years. Chapman received the Maura Fay Award for Services to the Industry in recognition for her work on programs such as The Slap, The Straits, Old School and Devil.s Playground. Jungleboys took the award for Breakthrough Business of the Year, co-founder Jason Burrows paying tribute to his partners Phil Lloyd and Trent O.Donnell. Burrows also expressed gratitude to Screen Australia, the ABC and Centrelink for .financing. the first nine months of Jungleboys. existence. See-Saw Films. Top of the Lake »
- Don Groves
The author of The Slap and Barracuda on being Greek, gay and working class – and not writing a coming-out novel
I am used to sitting in Melbourne cafes with Christos Tsiolkas, although usually we meet for coffee and wine at a local bar. This time we are dining in a gastropub in Northcote; we both have the barramundi, which comes with chickpeas and a chorizo ragout, and I have a notebook in hand. As a friend I felt unable to review his book, but here nothing is off limits.
The conversation wanders; we have both been speaking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the weekend, so there is the inevitable postmortem. But mainly we talk about Tsiolkas's latest novel, Barracuda, the story of a working-class boy who through failure has to remake his life. It sees the author return to themes he attempted in Loaded, his first novel.
- Dennis Altman
But when Burton acquits Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell), the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, he finds that his brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.
"I wanted to write a thriller set in the legal world that's as much about those primal feelings as it is about the twists and turns of the case," Wolstencroft said.
"David Tennant is one of the most accomplished and iconic actors of his generation. I cannot wait to see him in Will's shoes. »
Also attached is Jessica De Gouw, a fast-rising Aussie actress who stars in TV's. Arrow and the upcoming series Dracula, which features Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the vampire who.s brought back to life and poses as an American entrepreneur.
Written by Blake Ayshford (The Time of Our Lives, The Straits), Cut Snake is described as a tense, psychologically-driven crime thriller in which one man discovers his biggest enemy to putting the past behind him is himself.
- Don Groves
This ambitious adaptation of Tim Winton's short stories is a beautifully, unapologetically Australian film
In the midst of an off-season for Australian cinema comes a bold and audacious crazy quilt of a film that resembles its own mini-Aussie New Wave. Tim Winton's The Turning, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival on Saturday, is being marketed as "a unique cinema event." That it is to say the least. The passion project of creator Robert Connolly, this three-hour epic is a wholesale adaptation of Winton's short-story collection. Each of the book's 18 stories is interpreted on film by a different team of filmmakers, including collaborators from the worlds of theatre, photography, visual art and dance.
Connolly has said he wants the film to feel like a group exhibition. To that end he's secured quite a slate of notable Aussie directors, including Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), Tony Ayres (The Slap »
When Camp premieres in the Us on NBC next Wednesday at 10pm, few if any viewers will know the series set in a Us summer camp was shot in Australia with an Aussie cast.
Just how many Americans tune in, and how they respond, will be fascinating to see.
Executives from the Australian networks who saw the pilot episode at the La Screenings say the show has a flawed premise and has little or no hope of drawing an audience, at least in Australia.
Rodger Corser plays Aussie Roger Shepard (all the other characters are American) who owns an upscale camp across the lake. He offers to buy her out and a love-hate relationship ensues. In the pilot there »
- Don Groves
A great script, subtle approach to emotional issues and genuine heart make the ABC's family drama a hit
The most recent survey by navel-gazing statisticians endlessly obsessed with the nation's Well-Being Index, reveals that 77% of Australians cite family as a leading contributor to their personal happiness. Triple the number nominating either sex or money.
So, The Time of Our Lives (ABC1, Sunday) arrived last week with reasonable prospects – statistically at least. And the remaining 23% of viewers, who don't regard family as integral to their satisfaction quotient, may also find something of value.
Television drama has in general been slow to respond to the evolution of what constitutes a family, clinging to middle class Aussie stereotypes personified by the inhabitants of Ramsay Street, Summer Bay and their solid, working class counterparts in the leafy suburb where the soon-to-disappear Rafter clan resides.
But while The Time of Our Lives remains resolutely heterosexual in its view of family, »
- Doug Anderson
Bryan Brown and Sam Neill will star in Old School, an ABC series in the vein of the BBC comedy-drama New Tricks. Brown will play Ted, a retired cop, with Neill as Lennie, an ex-crim. The odd couple turn sleuth to solve crimes, unravel scams and earn much-needed dosh.
The cast includes Sarah Peirse as Ted.s feisty, sports-mad wife; Hanna Mangan Lawrence as Lennie.s granddaughter Shannon; Mark Coles-Smith as Jason, the mechanic son of one of Lennie.s prison mates; and Damian Walshe-Howling as a charming opportunist who woos Shannon.
- Staff Writer
It.s all happening for Sophie Lowe. After scoring the lead role in the American ABC network series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the English-born, Aussie actress is set to star in Us-set road movie What Lola Wants.
Sophie plays the title character who runs away from home and fakes her disappearance as a kidnapping. In a desert diner she meets a guy played by Beau Knapp (Super 8) and they head for Mobile, Alabama, pursued by sinister forces. Her parents offer a reward of $1 million for her safe return.
Written and directed by Aussie Rupert Glasson, who.s based in Los Angeles, the film starts shooting in La and the city.s outskirts on June 27. The cast includes Robert Taylor, who stars in the Us TV crime series Longmire, and Dale Dickey.
- Don Groves
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. This week’s feature includes a trailer for The Cabining, details on All Hallows’ Eve, and much more:
The Cabining: “Todd and Bruce, a hapless screenwriting team, get one last shot at success thanks to Todd’s wealthy stepdad, Serge. If they pen a worthy horror script, Serge will fund the entire project. But there is one condition – the script must be complete in two weeks. With the deadline looming and no fresh ideas, Todd and Bruce head to Shangri-La, a serene artist’s retreat, with the hope that the peace and company of fellow artists will inspire greatness… or, failing greatness, at least enough for straight-to-dvd. Shangri-La proves to be anything but serene, as the artists die off one by one, seemingly by accident. Bruce convinces Todd to soak in this »
- Tamika Jones
The scheme, launched in March this year and aimed at emerging film directors, is funded by Screen Australia and managed by the Australian Directors Guild.
Screen Australia and the Adg have committed to providing three director.s attachments per year..
- Emily Blatchford
Jonathan Lapaglia and Luke Hemsworth are joining The Reckoning, a film from Lightning Entertainment. The film will be directed John V. Soto (Crush). Hemsworth, much like the third Manning brother, is the lesser known of the Hemsworth clan, that has Thor and Gale as the other members. Lapaglia is the son of Without A Trace star Anthony Lapaglia. Check the press release for more deets on the film.
Los Angeles – Jonathan Lapaglia and Luke Hemsworth will star in the crime thriller The Reckoning, written and to be directed by John V. Soto (Needle, Crush), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning Entertainment who is set to handle International sales rights to the film.
The Reckoning will start principal photography on April 29th on location in Australia. Deidre Kitcher (Needle, Crush) is producing. Robert Lundberg, Greg Coote, David Calvert-Jones, Roger Savill and Kim Savill will executive produce the film. »
- Andy Greene
It’s time for us to get all caught up with the news from Storybrooke – or more specifically out of Storybrooke. The town’s all a-buzz with news of a spinoff, that now has a title: Once: Wonderland. First, let me tell you what it is not. It is not yet a series. It has a name, it has writers, and casting has begun.
It is also just now being written, and all that’s being written is, according to Deadline, a 15-20 page, four scene presentation. That doesn’t mean it isn’t going to be on ABC‘s fall schedule, it just means that it might not be, so although you may want to reserve your blog names now, maybe save your money on the upgrades for a little bit.
It also means that any or all of the information below may well be changed entirely before the show is broadcast, »
- Erin Willard
Brothers reign today, it would seem. News has come out about the ucpoming crime thriller “The Reckoning,” written and to be directed by John V. Soto (“Needle,” “Crush”). What’s the news, you ask? Well, “The Reckoning” will star Jonathan Lapaglia and Luke Hemsworth, actors who both have very famous brothers. Lapaglia will play Det. Robbie Green and Hemsworth with play Det. Jason Pearson. Lapaglia is the younger brother to Anthony Lapaglia. His first big break was in 1996 with the TV show, “New York Undercover.” He went back to his native Australia to star in the TV adaptation of the Christos Tsiolkas’ novel “The Slap” and to play the title [ Read More ]
If you.re a director with only a couple of low-budget, low-acclaim horrors to your credit, and you.re looking to break out with some attention-grabbing fare, chances are you want to grab actors whose recognition alone will be enough to sell theater tickets. Of course, sometimes you just have to settle with those actors' siblings. For his third feature, The Reckoning, director John V. Soto has tapped Australian actors Luke Hemsworth - older brother of Thor actor Chris Hemsworth and The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth - and Jonathan Lapaglia - younger brother of Without a Trace star Anthony Lapaglia. Both men are already established television actors. Lapaglia.s latest roles were in 2011.s tense drama The Slap and 2012.s crime mystery Underbelly, while Hemsworth last starred in 2012.sBikie Wars: Brothers in Arms. It looks as if this may be Hemsworth.s first feature film role, as his other »
Jonathan Lapaglia ("Seven Days," "The Slap") and Luke Hemsworth ("All Saints," "Satisfaction") are set to star in "Needle" writer/director John V. Soto's crime thriller "The Reckoning" at Lightning Entertainment.
The story revolves around a detective (Lapaglia) who discovers footage at a murder scene, shot by two teenagers, that provides clues to the identity of a killer.
The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey, he soon uncovers a trail of deceit and murder that leads all the way back to him.
Hemsworth, brother of Chris and Liam, will be playing a fellow detective.
Shooting kicks off on April 29th on location in Australia with Deidre Kitcher producing. »
- Garth Franklin
We first told you about the new film from the director of the 2010 Australian supernatural film Needle, John V. Soto, entitled The Reckoning, way back in October; and we now have an update on the film's progression for you!
From the Press Release
Jonathan Lapaglia (pictured) and Luke Hemsworth will star in the crime thriller The Reckoning, written and to be directed by John V. Soto (Needle, Crush), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning Entertainment, who is set to handle international sales rights to the film.
The Reckoning will start principal photography on April 29th on location in Australia. Deidre Kitcher (Needle, Crush) is producing. Robert Lundberg, Greg Coote, David Calvert-Jones, Roger Savill, and Kim Savill will executive produce the film.
The story revolves around a detective who discovers footage at a murder scene, shot by two teenagers, that provides clues to the identity of a killer. »
- Uncle Creepy
Jonathan Lapaglia and Luke Hemsworth will star in the crime thriller The Reckoning, written and to be directed by John V. Soto (Needle, Crush), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning Entertainment who is set to handle International sales rights to the film.
The Reckoning will start principal photography on April 29th on location in Australia. Deidre Kitcher (Needle, Crush) is producing. Robert Lundberg, Greg Coote, David Calvert-Jones, Roger Savill and Kim Savill will executive produce the film.
The story revolves around a detective who discovers footage at a murder scene, shot by two teenagers, that provides clues to the identity of a killer. The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey, he soon uncovers a trail of deceit and murder that leads all the way back to him.
Kitcher says that the thriller is “best described as Memento meets Kalifornia.”
A Filmscope Entertainment production, »
- Michelle McCue
Why is 40 such a critical age? An encounter between writer Peter Robb and Alex Dimitriades, an actor resurrecting his career, offered some answers
A couple of years ago I wrote a piece on the Australian actor Alex Dimitriades. Alex had stumbled from high school into a career as a film and TV star a bit over 20 years before, and he was still a significant presence on Australian screens. But a sense of slippage was growing.
I'd met him a decade before, when we workshopped a play at the Sydney Theatre Company. He was an actor of great intuitive strength, as good on stage as in his films. Head On had caused a stir in Cannes a short time before. He seemed at the top of his game, and full of promise still. I didn't know it, but the brilliant young film actor's career was already beginning to slow. The titles »
1-20 of 32 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners