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Cast set for futuristic sci-fi series

16 July 2014 12:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Grant Cartwright, Nadia Townsend, Stephen Carracher and Rosie Lourde head the ensemble cast in Restoration, a 3-part,online sci-fi series which is due to start shooting at Docklands Studios on August 4.

Cartwright (whose credits include Mtc.s The Crucible and web series Death Star PR) will play Oliver Klein, who awakes to find his memories restored into a body that is not his own.

Townsend (Old School, City Homicide, Knowing) is cast as Emma Laws, a technician who works at Restoration Life Services, the facility which enables people to have their memories downloaded for back-up so when death happens, those memories can uploaded into a new body.

Carracher (Us thriller Vanished, The Doctor Blake Mysteries) is Gavin Worth, whose body becomes the vessel for Oliver.s restored memories.

Lourde (Felony, Stephen Sewell.s Embedded) portrays Talia Klein, Oliver.s wife. Rounding out the cast is Ailis Logan as Dr Francis Parr. »

- Don Groves

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Interview: Wamg Talks To Think Like A Man Too Composer Christopher Lennertz

17 June 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Director Tim Story’s Think Like A Man Too opens in theaters this weekend on June 20. The film is the follow-up to the hit ensemble comedy Think Like A Man and reunites the original cast, including Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson.

Story teamed up again with composer Christopher Lennertz for the film’s score.

He first made a splash with his breakout score for Alvin And The Chipmunks, which has grossed over $360 million worldwide. Since then he’s proven his steadfast talent with films like the star-studded Horrible Bosses, and Universal’s box office smash Ride Along.

Lennertz’s other recent scores include the hit comedy Identity Thief and the critically acclaimed drama Thanks For Sharing with Mark Ruffalo & Gwyneth Paltrow.

While his knack for comedy is undeniable in films like Think Like A Man, he’s also contributed his unique »

- Michelle McCue

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A busy year for Sacha Horler

10 June 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

There.s a lot going on for Sacha Horler right now.

Currently in Monte Carlo, the Aussie actress is waiting to find out if she will take home a Golden Nymph after being nominated for outstanding actress in the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo for her work on The Moody.s.

.I.m only up against people like Julie Bowen from Modern Family,. she tells If. .Patrick [Brammall] is up against Ian McKellan. It.s not very stiff competition..

Both herself and Brammall have been tipped with an acting nomination while the show itself has also received a nod for best TV comedy series.

Fremantlemedia production Wentworth also received accolades in the drama TV series category, with Robbie Magasiva and Danielle Cormack also nominated.

.Our show is up against Episodes, Mrs Brown.s Boys, a Norwegian show [Lilyhammer] and a couple of other high rating international comedy shows,. Horler says. .I think »

- Emily Blatchford

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Aussie actress goes Old School

20 May 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Hanna Mangan Lawrence is quite accustomed to playing characters who meet grisly ends so the ABC-tv crime comedy drama Old School was a welcome change.

She plays Shannon, the grand-daughter of Bryan Brown's ex-crim Lennie, in the Matchbox Pictures. production which premieres this Friday night on ABC1.

Not only did she get to work with Brown and Sam Neill as Ted, a retired cop who teams up with Lennie to solve crimes and unravel scams, her character has two suitors: Mark Coles-Smith as Jason, the mechanic son of one of Lennie.s prison mates; and Damian Walshe-Howling.

.It was hilarious,. Hanna tells If on the line from Los Angeles, where she moved last year. .Bryan and Sam had known each other for years so they had a great chemistry on and off the set..

Shannon is a law student at Sydney University whose mother has died and father has long gone, »

- Don Groves

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Gilshenan goes to the dark side

2 April 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Viewers who enjoyed Darren Gilshenan.s performance as the hopeless romantic and buffoonish Uncle Terry in ABC-tv.s The Moodys can look forward to watching the actor playing an array of characters, mostly villains.

Gilshenan gets to show the dark side of his acting repertoire in Foxtel.s miniseries Devil.s Playground, the ABC series Old School, the Seven Network.s The Killing Field and ABC2 comedy Maximum Choppage.

.I find it easy to slip into the skin of characters,. Gilshenan told If from the set of Matchbox Pictures. Maximum Choppage, in which he plays a former game show host who is the corrupt mayor of Cabramatta, whom he likens to a cross between Sir Les Patterson and Baby John Burgess. .Some villains are like a child who didn.t get any toys..

Gilshenan has worked steadily in theatre, TV and film since he graduated from Nida in 1988 but he »

- Don Groves

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