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Australian Guild of Screen Composers appoints first woman President

This week, the Australian Guild of Screen Composers elected its first woman President in Caitlin Yeo, replacing Guy Gross who retired after a successful five year term.
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FROM HOLLYWOOD TO HANGING ROCK VICTORIA SECURES HBO HIT ‘THE LEFTOVERS’

Victoria has landed a Hollywood coup, securing filming of the third and final season of star-studded HBO and Warner Bros. series The Leftovers in Melbourne. Premier Daniel Andrews was joined by HBO's Senior Vice Presient of West Coast Production Jay Roewe at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles, to make the exciting announcement. Creating more than 250 local jobs and injecting around $20 million into the state’s economy, The Leftovers is the largest international television production deal since Childhood’s End was shot in early 2015. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on Perrotta’s best-selling novel of the same name, The Leftovers is
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AUSTRALIAN SCREEN ICON AND CHAMPION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, NONI HAZLEHURST, HEADS STELLAR LINE-UP AT SCREEN FUTURES SUMMIT

The Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) are proud to present the 2016 Screen Futures Summit from 30 June – 3 July in Melbourne. Recent Logie’s Hall of Fame inductee and Australian film and TV icon, Noni Hazlehurst AM, will lead a session on Power and Influence in the Media, presented by AFI | AACTA. Noni is a champion for creativity and storytelling and an advocate for diversity on the screen. Noni will delve in to what impact the current media landscape has on all of us, particularly children. The Screen Futures Summit will
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Pasifika Film Fest Is Calling for Submissions

We are currently in our submissions phase and would like to get word out that we are looking for films to be submitted for consideration into the next edition of Pasifika Film Fest. Our deadline for submissions are: Earlybird deadline June 1 Regular deadline June 15 Late deadline July 1 Filmmakers can enter at: filmfreeway.com/pasifikafilmfest Fest dates: Sydney Nov 2-6 *Also in exciting news, we will be taking the next edition of PFF to NZ, dates TBC. Please see the attached document which outlines the achievements of PFF 2015. Here's a PFF highlight reel that is currently showing in NZ cinema's before the
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WILDBEAR ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES MAJOR CO-PRODUCTION WITH CCTV

WildBear Entertainment, the leading Australian factual producer, today announces the completion of a landmark, two-hour co-production with China’s main factual channel, CCTV10 and the signing of a licensing agreement with FOXTEL’s History Channel. The War that Changed the World: The Making of a new China (2 x 50 minutes) is the fascinating, yet seldom told, story of the war between China and Japan: how China fought to expel invaders from 1931 to 1945; how this ‘War Against Japanese Aggression’ was subsumed into the Second World War and how it fed the development of the Chinese Communist Party and the emergence
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Screen Queensland announces SQ incuBAIT participants

Screen Queensland (SQ) has announced four exciting genre projects created by rising Queensland writing talent that will be part of the first SQ incuBAIT - an intensive development workshop led by acclaimed genre writers Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause (The Darkness, Acolytes, BAIT 3D). The four projects selected are: Raesita Gray; written by Katrina Graham Haunted by guilt over her husband’s death, newly pregnant Raesita Grey develops a deadly connection with a Kuntil Anak, the most famous of Indonesian ghosts. The Parallel Lives Of Alice; written Nicholas and Christopher Anthony A high school girl comes into contact with a powerful alien
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MAJOR CINDY SHERMAN EXHIBITION OPENS AT GOMA

The first Australian solo exhibition in more than 15 years by New York-based artist Cindy Sherman opens at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) this weekend. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said the exhibition, showing until 3 October, will include Sherman’s two subversive fashion house collaborations, ‘Balenciaga’ 2007­–08, and ‘Chanel’ 2010–2013, her iconic ‘Head shots’ 2000-02 and ‘Clowns’ 2003–04, as well as the ‘Society portraits’ from 2008. ‘These intriguing, beautiful and at times challenging characters come to life in 56 large-scale photographs,’ Mr Saines said. ‘In addition, the exhibition’s centrepiece is an immense
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Tasmanian filmmakers launch new lobby group

A group of Tasmanian filmmakers have announced the formation of the Tasmanian Filmmakers Alliance, also known as TaFA. Run by a Council of seven, the organisation has more than 100 members to date. Anyone who identifies as a Tasmanian filmmaker is encouraged to join. The group's focus is on individual, independent filmmakers; including producers, directors, screenwriters, cast and crew. It will also represent emerging and aspiring filmmakers and those involved in the industry in an educational or exhibition capacity. TaFA believes that the Tasmanian film industry has economic and cultural value to the state and that government support is necessary
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DECEMBER MEDIA IN PRODUCTION WITH NEW SKETCH COMEDY SHOW

Fancy Boy, a new six-part sketch comedy show, commenced production in Melbourne this week. The show, which has grown out of the three year Fresh Blood initiative to uncover exciting new talent, finds comedy in the stranger corners of suburbia: in the couple whose communication breakdown leads to a kidnap; in the artist who loses everything over his obsession with fart sounds; in the mum who struggles to accept her missing teen back into the family, mainly because he returns with a full beard and a foreign accent. It’s twisted and tender, a comedy that lives somewhere between the moody and the downright dark. It’s an itch
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An Australian Premiere – Frankenstein The Ballet – The Royal Ballet

A Ballet Premiere in Australia The Royal Ballet’s New Production of Mary Shelley’s Gothic Masterpiece Frankenstein Friends of The Australian Ballet – Australian Premier Screening 29 June 6:30pm,Verona Palace Cinema - Paddington, NSW Tickets On Sale Now
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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN BLACK COMEDY ‘DOWN UNDER’ FOR CENTREPIECE GALA

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION & CENTREPIECE GALA PRESENTATION OF NEW AUSTRALIAN BLACK COMEDY ‘DOWN UNDER’, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ABE FORSYTHE
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