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Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s ‘The Voice of the Heroes’ is a So-So Superstar Team-Up

Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s ‘The Voice of the Heroes’ is a So-So Superstar Team-Up
Superstar collaborations between two platinum rappers are a dime a dozen since Drake and Future linked for What a Time to Be Alive in 2015. Still, a summit with Lil Durk and Lil Baby carries a special sense of anticipation. Peaking in critical and commercial acclaim, both seem ready for a mainstream ubiquity beyond the melodic and street rap fans that eagerly absorb their work.

You could argue that Lil Baby is already there – his 2020 album My Turn landed on numerous best-of lists, and his performance of his socially-minded (if slightly
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Legaces Season 3, April 22, 2021 Episode 11 Delayed. Not Airing Tonight

Legaces Season 3, April 22, 2021 Episode 11 Delayed. Not Airing Tonight
Hey, "Legacies" fans. We had to jump on here real quick, tonight, because we just learned of some terrible, awful news that we have to unfortunately let you know. For some unknown reason, The CW will not be delivering the next, new episode 11 of Legacies' current season 3 tonight, April 22, 2021. Additionally, you can't expect to see it air next Thursday night either! Yep, that's right, guys. Legacies is , once again, experiencing another two-week delay on The CW's primetime schedule. The good news is that The CW did confirm that the new episode 11 is scheduled to air on Thursday night, May 6, 2021 in its usual 8 pm central standard time slot. So, definitely make sure you do everything you can to remember that very important date and time. So, what in the heck is The CW going to air in place of your favorite Legacies show over these next, two weeks? Tonight, we've learned
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Walker Season 1, April 22, 2021 Episode 10 Delayed. Not Airing Tonight

Walker Season 1, April 22, 2021 Episode 10 Delayed. Not Airing Tonight
Hey, "Walker" fans. Unfortunately, we've just learned some bad news for you guys tonight. It turns out that for some unknown reason, The CW will not be airing the next, new episode 10 of Walker's current, premiere season 1 tonight, April 22, 2021. This news totally gets worse because The CW also will not air it next Thursday night, April 29,2021. Nope, Walker is currently on another two-week delay. We do have official confirmation from The CW that they do intend to air the new episode 10 on Thursday night, May 6, 2021 in its usual 7 pm central standard time slot. So, definitely be sure to not forget that very important date and time. We did find out what on Earth The CW is airing instead of the next, new episode 10 of Walker's current season 1 tonight. According to the TV guide listings, they're going to air movie called,"2040." Apparently, it came out in 2019.
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Screen Australia announces $2 million in Enterprise funding

Screen Australia announces $2 million in Enterprise funding
Screen Australia has announced $2 million of funding via its Enterprise program, including four Business & Ideas projects and 11 Enterprise People talent opportunities.

Recipients include Doc Society, which is launching Global Story and Impact Labs that will enable Australian documentary makers to elevate the social impact of their work.

Funding will also be given to A2K Media for an online disability equity and inclusion training program called Disability Justice Lens.

Screen Australia’s CEO Graeme Mason said the past year had inspired “incredible” innovation and adaptability across the screen sector.

“These [are] bold proposals that are set to improve the industry, whether it’s White Spark Pictures developing innovative virtual reality technology, A2K Media improving participation for people with disability, or Typecast Entertainment expanding their ability to support storytelling from First Nations people and people of colour,” he said.

“We’re also excited to support Doc Society’s new labs which will
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What Might the Future Look Like? Official Trailer for '2040' Doc Film

What Might the Future Look Like? Official Trailer for '2040' Doc Film
"Everywhere you look, you will see incredible reasons for hope." Together Films has unveiled an official Us trailer for a documentary titled 2040, made by filmmaker Damon Gameau (of the doc That Sugar Film previously). It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year. Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Gameau embarks on a global journey to discover what the future of the planet could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us, and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Guided by the voices of 100 child interviewees aged 6 to 11 who describe the kind of world they would like to see by the year 2040, Damon draws on the best minds from around the world across climate, economics, technology, civil society, education, agriculture to conjure a positive portrait of what "could be", instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented.
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Elements Post Production at the forefront of creativity

Elements Post Production at the forefront of creativity
Elements Post Production (Byron Bay) strives to be at the forefront of creativity, delivering to the highest industry standards with 4K + capabilities. Offering in-studio Edit, VFX, Colour and remote grading through Sohonet or Streambox for both long and short-form projects. Work onsite or offsite – you decide.

Colourist, Billy Wychgel, has over 20 years experience and is trusted and sought after for his creative and technical approach to cater to each individual project. Across the board of; commercials, online content, features, independent films, and documentaries; custom-built machines in the Linux grading facilities, enables high speeds with live playback. This entire pipeline, with Cumulus VFX , ensures end to end highest standards without compromise.

The collective industry experience and passion for quality is what drives the team of founders William Gammon, Billy Wychgel and Gabrielle Joosten forward, giving equal attention to large and small projects.

Possum Creek Studios

“I cannot speak highly enough about
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Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas launch VOD service

Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas launch VOD service
Melbourne’s Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas and Sydney’s Ritz have launched VOD service ‘At Home’, with a catalogue that includes new and recent releases, as well as classics.

There are more than 100 launch titles, with options to both rent and buy, including recent films such as Color Out of Space; Vivarium; Honeyland and Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Most titles are priced between $4.99 to $7.99 for 48 hours viewing time over 14 days. There are also new-to-market Pvod titles, such as Ben Lawrence’s Hearts and Bones, available to rent for $19.99.

Distributor partners include Madman, Umbrella, Roadshow, StudioCanal, Vendetta, Potential Films, Hi Gloss, Jiff Distribution and FilmInk Presents. Titles have also been sourced from international rights holders, including the American Genre Film Archive, which specialises in preserving the legacy of genre movies. The aim is to have new titles on the platform every week.

Programming streams include ‘Female Gaze’ (spotlighting women filmmakers), Australian Cinema,
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Climate Change Doc ‘2040’ Sets Virtual U.S. Rollout For June 5

Climate Change Doc ‘2040’ Sets Virtual U.S. Rollout For June 5
Exclusive: Damon Gameau’s feature documentary 2040, which was a hit in Australia and New Zealand last year, grossing close to $1M, is set for a U.S. release via distributor Together Films.

The movie will launch June 5, coinciding with World Environment Day, as a virtual theatrical release, with the distributor looking to team with U.S. theatres and non-theatrical organizations to screen the film online. It will be accompanied by a week of live Q&As and panel discussions around its subject matter.

Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, the film follows Gameau as he embarks on a global journey to discover what the future of the planet could look like by 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

Together Films Founder & CEO Sarah Mosses said: “We are extremely passionate about bringing 2040 to the U.
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FanForce launches streaming platform

FanForce launches streaming platform
Distributor and cinema-on-demand platform FanForce has launched streaming service FanForce TV, with a focus on community-led viewing and online discussion of films.

With cinemas around the world shuttered in response to coronavirus, the aim of the platform is to bring the shared theatrical experience to the living room with a pay-per-view model that includes live-streamed Q&As and live chat.

“Community has always been at the heart of what we do at FanForce with our cinema-on-demand releases, but with the arrival of the coronavirus we were forced to reschedule over 250 cinema screenings with Q&As across 37 countries. So, we moved them online instead and rallied the directors and panelists to livestream their scheduled Q&As and take questions from the audience via live chat,” says founder Danny Lachevre.

“We’re hoping it will bring together audiences in a more intimate way than traditional streaming and video-on-demand platforms, especially those who
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Madman Entertainment banks on ‘High Ground’ and ‘Hearts and Bones’

‘High Ground.’

For Madman Entertainment 2019 was the distributor’s most consistent year ever, with 14 films each grossing more than $500,000 at Australian cinemas – and the 2020 slate looks even stronger.

Stephen Johnson’s High Ground, Ben Lawrence’s Hearts and Bones, Christopher Nelius’ feature doc The Sideshow, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and the third edition of the 1990s Bill & Ted comedy franchise are among the stand-out titles.

“While it is fair to say that holistically, the independent or mid-range theatrical space is facing unique challenges our job is to seek out remarkable films which will start conversations, cut through the pack and connect with audiences to a level that seemingly defies these trends,” Madman MD Paul Wiegard tells If.

“When evaluating content for theatrical release, we are looking for titles that are specifically relevant for a theatrical audience. It needs to be content which demands a big screen experience,
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Screen Australia foreshadows tougher approach to funding theatrical films

‘I Met a Girl.’

Screen Australia is taking a slightly tougher position in evaluating feature film projects this year, while the agency is seeing a spike in feature documentary and high-end TV drama pitches.

There has been a slight drop in feature film funding applications, which could imply that fewer theatrical features will be funded, with some money diverted to docs, TV drama and online projects.

“We are still incredibly supportive of and committed to film but we are seeing some applications that are not strong enough,” Screen Australia head of content Sally Caplan tells If.

“The scripts may be good but the pathway to audiences and the financing may not necessarily have been thought through. We are being a bit tougher.”

According to Caplan the intention is to fund the development of fewer feature projects, an approach that is a “bit stricter” than previously.

The agency is getting a
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Green Arrow And The Canaries Backdoor Pilot Scores Season-High Ratings For Arrow

Arrow reaches its series finale next week, but this Tuesday offered a chance to look into the future. The penultimate episode of season 8 – and the show as a whole – served as a backdoor pilot for prospective spinoff/sequel series Green Arrow and the Canaries. I say prospective because The CW has yet to officially give it a greenlight, as execs were waiting to see how this episode fared. And while we’ve still yet to get any sort of announcement, the good news is that it went down a smash in the ratings.

As per TVLine, Arrow 8×09 “Green Arrow & the Canaries” managed to land an impressive 0.92 million viewers and a 0.3 share of adults 18-49. This makes it the second-highest viewed installment of the season. And the highest was last week’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part 4,” which featured the death of Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen. So, you could say
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Arrow Recap: Thanks for the Memories? — Grade the Planted Spinoff Pilot

Arrow Recap: Thanks for the Memories? — Grade the Planted Spinoff Pilot
In its penultimate episode ever, The CW’s Arrow planted a seed for the future on Tuesday with a spinoff pilot that teamed up 2020’s Laurel and Dinah with 2040’s Mia. If Green Arrow and the Canaries goes to series, would you tune in?

First things first: If you came away from this planted spinoff pilot a bit (or even a lot) confused, that is perfectly understandable, seeing as it actually takes place after the events of next week’s series finale. I repeat, the spinoff takes place after the events of next week’s series finale, which includes Oliver Queen’s funeral.
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Australian films 2019 Bo scorecard: a respectable result amid falling ticket sales

‘Ride Like a Girl.’

The Australian films and feature docs released in cinemas last year, including minor contributions from holdovers, generated more than $40.2 million.

While that trailed the 2018 total of $57.4 million, there are several positives for the screen production industry.

The not-so-good news for the broader screen sector is that the 2019 calendar year B.O. seems certain to fall below $1.2 billion for the first time since 2014.

Ten titles including three feature docs – Damon Gameau’s 2040, Richard Lowenstein’s Mystify: Michael Hutchence and Daniel Gordon’s The Australian Dream – each grossed more than $1 million.

Rachel Griffiths’ Ride Like a Girl was the stand-out, raking in $11.5 million. Arguably, Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding ($5.2 million), Shawn Seet’s Storm Boy ($5 million) and Rachel Ward’s Palm Beach ($4.4 million) fulfilled their potential and reaped the benefits of wide releases and hefty marketing campaigns – a level of support denied to numerous local films.
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Kevin Conroy Would Love To Star In An Arrowverse Batman Beyond Show

After voicing the character for 30 years, Kevin Conroy finally made his live-action debut as Batman this past week thanks to The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Now that he’s broken that barrier, the actor is keen to play Bruce Wayne in person full-time in a new Arrowverse show – specifically, a live-action twist on Batman Beyond.

An enthusiastic fan contacted Conroy on Twitter to say how much he wants to see him portray Old Man Bruce in a live-action Beyond reboot. In response, the star said: “I would love that.” So would the fans, Kevin, so would the fans.

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— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) December 14, 2019

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November scorecard: Natalie Miller rates the year for Australian cinema

Natalie Miller.

The Australian films and feature documentaries released in cinemas this year including holdovers collectively have grossed $39.7 million.

So while the calendar year total will fall short of 2018’s $57.4 million, it should be noted Peter Rabbit was the top local title last year, grossing $26.7 million, which alone could explain the year-on-year decline. Sony Pictures is due to launch Peter Rabbit 2 next March, so that is virtually certain to be a big contributor to the 2020 revenues.

As Cinema Nova has supported almost every Australian release, If asked co-executive director Natalie Miller to assess the overall commercial and critical appeal of this year’s Oz slate.

“It’s not bad but it’s not great,” says the veteran exhibitor/distributor, who gives high marks to Ride Like a Girl, Top End Wedding, Storm Boy, Palm Beach and the feature docs 2040, Mystify: Michael Hutchence and The Australian Dream.

Among the
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‘Lambs of God’ leads early AACTAs, ‘Buoyancy’ wins Best Indie Film

Lambs of God’.

Lingo Pictures’ Lambs of God was the big winner at yesterday’s Aacta Industry Luncheon, taking home seven of a potential nine awards, while Rodd Rathjen’s debut feature Buoyancy was named Best Indie Film.

Sweeping the afternoon, Lambs of God’s various accolades included Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy for Jeffery Walker; Best Cinematography in Television for Don McAlpine; Best Original Score in Television for Bryony Marks (one of two awards for the composer during the event); Best Production Design in Television for Chris Kennedy; Best Costume Design in Television for Xanthe Heubel; Best Sound Sound in Television for Nick Emond, Stephen Smith, Paul Devescovi and Mia Stewart; and Best Hair and Makeup for Zeljka Stanin, Paul Pattison, Cheryl Williams and Anita Howell-Lowe.

The Foxtel mini-series was beaten only out for Best Screenplay in Television, which went to Niki Aken and Matthew Cormack for The Hunting,
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Australian Director Gameau Challenges Audiences to Improve the Planet

Australian Director Gameau Challenges Audiences to Improve the Planet
Bright-eyed Australian director Damon Gameau set out in his previous movie, “That Sugar Film” to challenge everyday thoughtlessness about the dangers of our modern lifestyle — and became profoundly sick while doing so. In his new film “2040,” which plays in Berlin’s Generation Kplus section and which he styles as a “hybrid feature documentary,” Gameau challenges us to improve the planet over the next 20 years. Leaving no room for world-weary cynicism, however, he shows that we already have the technology and skills to do it.

How’s your health?

That Sugar Film” was four years ago. Fortunately, there’s no lasting liver damage.

Where did the idea for this visual letter to your daughter come from?

I wanted to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us. The aim was to shift things away from the mainstream narrative,
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Director Damon Gameau Discusses Berlin Film ‘2040’

Director Damon Gameau Discusses Berlin Film ‘2040’
Bright-eyed Australian director Damon Gameau set out in his previous movie, “That Sugar Film” to challenge everyday thoughtlessness about the dangers of our modern lifestyle — and became profoundly sick while doing so. In his new film “2040,” which plays in Berlin’s Generation Kplus section and which he styles as a “hybrid feature documentary,” Gameau challenges us to improve the planet over the next 20 years. Leaving no room for world-weary cynicism, however, he shows that we already have the technology and skills to do it.

How’s your health?

That Sugar Film” was four years ago. Fortunately, there’s no lasting liver damage.

Where did the idea for this visual letter to your daughter come from?

I wanted to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us. The aim was to shift things away from the mainstream narrative,
See full article at Variety »

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