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The Sapphires scores 12 nominations at Aacta Awards

3 December 2012 1:23 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Hit musical drama The Sapphires has scored 12 nominations at the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) Awards including in the coveted best feature film category.

The Sapphires, which follows four indigenous singers during the Vietnam war, has grossed more than $14 million in Australia to become the biggest local film of the year.

Three other films will be also be vying for the best feature film award: Burning Man (10 nominations in total), Lore (eight nominations in total) and Wish You Were Here (eight nominations in total) at the main Aacta ceremony, which will be held on January 30, 2013, at The Star Event Centre. Last year's event was held at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

P.J. Hogan's Mental also scored eight nominations including Best Lead Actress (Toni Collette), Best Supporting Actor (Liev Schreiber) Best Young Actor (Lily Sullivan) and Best Supporting Actress for Rebecca Gibney and Deborah Mailman.

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- Brendan Swift

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Last Ride Director Glendyn Ivin To Helm Epic Gallipoli Series

30 November 2012 5:32 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Australian television network Channel Nine has begun developing a TV series about the 1915 Gallipoli landing during World War I which they've humbly announced will be the "most ambitious television drama in Australian history."While it's exciting that an epic Band of Brothers-style series about Australian and New Zealand soldiers fighting side-by-side in the most lionized battle in Australian history is being made, of particular interest to Twitch readers is that Glendyn Ivin will be at the helm as series director.After winning at Cannes with his short film Cracker Bag, Glendyn made Last Ride, which features arguably a career-best performance by Hugo Weaving. He's since turned his sights to epic television, directing both the Beaconsfield mining disaster mini-series and episodes of the acclaimed mini-series Puberty Blues.Production on »

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Channel Nine to bring Gallipoli to the small screen in 2015

28 November 2012 9:10 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Production on a television drama about the 1915 Gallipoli landing will begin next year.

Channel Nine has announced its commitment to the production, which will screen in 2015 in honour of the 100th anniversary of the battle.

The network has stated the series will be the .most ambitious television drama in Australian history..

By the time it hits Australian screens, Gallipoli will have been three years in the making and will be over eight hours in length.

Channel Nine has described the series as being, .the definitive dramatization of the battle that shaped the Anzac legend..

Gallipoli is set to look at not only the experiences of the Australian diggers in the trenches, but the Turkish soldiers, the wives and families back at home, the journalists who reported on the battle and the political intrigue in Australia and London.

The series will be directed by Glendyn Ivin (Beaconsfield, Puberty Blues) and produced by John Edwards (Howzat! »

- Emily Blatchford

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Acs 2012 Award Winners unveiled

18 November 2012 3:39 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Australian Cinematographers Society has announced the 2012 award winners for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Held on November 17 at new venue, the Masonic Centre, Sydney, the 2012 Nsw & Act Annual Awards attracted more than 180 members, sponsors and guests.

The 19 different award categories included student cinematography, current affairs, telefeatures, TV drama and mini-series, music videos and features cinema.

The Ross Wood Snr Acs Memorial Judges Award for 2012 Best Entry was awarded to Toby Oliver.for his work on Beaconsfield.

A list of all winners.can be found.below.

1 - Student Cinematography presented by the Aftrs Bronze Patrick Jaeger "Maquisard" Silver Damian Smith GetUP "It's Time" Gold Tim Barnsley "Inferno" Gold Dimitri Zaunders "Look At Me"

2 - Experimental & Specialised presented by Adept Turnkey & Airview Xtreme Silver Zoe White Gail Sorronda "Oh My Goth" Gold Judd Overton "Door Chair Bed Stair"

3 - John Bowring Acs TV Station Breaks & Promos presented by »

- Emily Blatchford

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Acs 2012 Award Winners

18 November 2012 3:39 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Australian Cinematographers Society has announced the 2012 award winners for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Held on November 17 at new venue, the Masonic Centre, Sydney, the 2012 Nsw & Act Annual Awards attracted more than 180 members, sponsors and guests.

The 19 different award categories included student cinematography, current affairs, telefeatures, TV drama and mini-series, music videos and features cinema.

The Ross Wood Snr Acs Memorial Judges Award for 2012 Best Entry was awarded to Toby Oliver.for his work on Beaconsfield.

A list of all winners.can be found.below.

1 - Student Cinematography presented by the Aftrs Bronze Patrick Jaeger "Maquisard" Silver Damian Smith GetUP "It's Time" Gold Tim Barnsley "Inferno" Gold Dimitri Zaunders "Look At Me"

2 - Experimental & Specialised presented by Adept Turnkey & Airview Xtreme Silver Zoe White Gail Sorronda "Oh My Goth" Gold Judd Overton "Door Chair Bed Stair"

3 - John Bowring Acs TV Station Breaks & Promos presented by »

- Emily Blatchford

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Michael Bay Starts Transformers 4 Screen Tests, Divergent and Need For Speed Seek to Fill Out Cast

14 November 2012 4:21 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In a perfect storm of movie casting for ambitious young acting talent, some major movies that could make (or break) the next rising star are all in a simultaneous casting process. Here's a look at the latest developments: Michael Bay is set to start screen testing actors for leads in Transformers 4, which centers on Mark Wahlberg's character, his daughter and her boyfriend, a race car driver. Divergent, which carries heavy Hunger Games or Twilight-sized franchise hopes, is narrowing its scope for the male lead opposite Shailene Woodley. DreamWorks' Need for Speed adaptation is looking for other racers to fill in the cast alongside leads Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots and possibly Dominic Cooper. Hit the jump for much more on each picture. Heat Vision reported on the slew of lucrative roles now available for young, talented actors. Let's start off with Transformers 4, which already has quite a line-up of possibles. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Photos: Nida Foundation Trust fundraising gala

22 July 2012 4:28 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Almost 300 people attended Nida.s annual Foundation Trust fundraising Gala on Saturday night, July 21, at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Kensington.

Nida.s foyer was transformed to reflect the theme of the evening: .Trip the Light Fantastic!. and the evening featured entertainment provided by Nida.s acting students. The Nida Foundation Trust.s annual fundraising dinners have raised close to $700,000 over the last six years (with support from Seven Network) to support Nida student projects and other opportunities for the creative development of emerging Australian talent.

Among the guests were Nida acting graduates Sarah Snook (Not Suitable for Children, Spirited), Ryan Corr (Not Suitable for Children, Packed to the Rafters), Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), Andrea Demetriades (Sydney Theatre Company.s Pygmalion, Crownies), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (cloudstreet, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries), Benedict Samuel (Home and Away), Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (Home and Away, A Place to Call Home), Susie Porter (Bikie Wars, »

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