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SOPHIA ZACHARIOU APPOINTED AS HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

Screen NSW has announced today that Sophia Zachariou has been appointed to the senior role of Head of Development and Production, effective immediately. Sophia is renowned as one of Australia’s most innovative screen executives. She has commissioned and executive produced many hundreds of hours of television across all genres and was previously Deputy Head of Entertainment at ABC TV.  She was the network EP on all the Gruen series, Kitchen Cabinet with Annabel Crabb, Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey, The Chaser's Media Circus, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Saturday Night Crack Up, Agony, The Checkout and At the Movies. Sophia also
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Kino Sydney Pride Competition

KINO PRIDE: Make a film 2 mins or less on Marriage Equality & submit by 6pm Wed 15 June. 1 film will be converted to DCP & screened by Queer Screen at Dendy during Sydney Pride. Winner gets Flexi 5 for Queer Screen Film Fest in Sept & $200 equipment hire voucher. Info: http://bit.ly/1WChbHt All entries eligible for Audience Award at July Kino.
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Augmented Reality OMG:

Virtually Augmented  - Business, Design, Engineering streams
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VTV LA Web Fest press release

Australian comedy web series VTV has won the Best Comedy Award (Outstanding Comedy) at the 2016 LA Web Fest. VTV was one of three web-series, out of hundreds of entrants, to win the award this year. Directed by Nir Shelter and co-written by Nir Shelter, Tai Scrivener and Courtney Powell, VTV was nominated in eight categories at the festival. It competed against many contestants with large budgets from funding agencies and production companies, yet VTV was entirely self-funded. The series won a total of 5 awards including Best Guest Actor (Brett Heath), Best VFX (Lyle Carroll) and Best Sound Design (Nir Shelter). In addition, VTV was picked
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Developing diversity and opportunity through AFTRS partnership with I.C.E

AFTRS partners with Information & Cultural Exchange (I.C.E) to create pathways into the screen industry for young people
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Applications are open for Producers Lab Toronto 2016

Applications are open for Producers Lab Toronto 2016 Australia is invited to be a guest country at the Producers Lab Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), with places for two Australian producers. Screen Australia will make the selection as well as provide up to $5,000 travel support per producer. The deadline for applications is Friday 17 June 2016. Producers Lab Toronto is an initiative organised by European Film Promotion in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation and TIFF. Its intention is to stimulate co-production and networking opportunities. It brings together producers from Canada, 10 European countries, Australia
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TRANSMISSION FILMS CORONATES THE QUEEN OF IRELAND

Leading independent Australian/New Zealand distributor Transmission Films proudly announced today that it has acquired all Australian and New Zealand rights to THE QUEEN OF IRELAND, the documentary film directed by Conor Horgan and produced by Blinder Films’ Katie Holly and Ailish Bracken. THE QUEEN OF IRELAND explores the extraordinary achievement and character of Panti Bliss, the most unlikely of activists. Panti is the drag queen sensation (aka Rory O’Neill, winner of numerous awards including Attitude Magazine’s Editor’s Special Award, and the Irish People of the Year Awards), who is credited with helping to make Ireland the first country in the
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BLOOD PUNCH Special Screening with Star MILO CAWTHORNE (DEATHGASM) in person + Giveaways!

Monster Fest Presents: BLOOD PUNCH with Special Guest MILO CAWTHORNE (DEATHGASM) in person! Monster Fest and Bounty Films are excited to collaborate on the Melbourne screening of the gore-tastic New Zealand horror/comedy, Blood Punch on the 25th of June at The Backlot Studios (Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm). Following the screening will be an audience Q&A with star, Milo Cawthorne (DEATHGASM, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD). Milo Cawthorne will be available from media leading up to the event. “On the promise of the ultimate drug score, brilliant chemistry student Milton breaks out of court mandated rehab to follow the mysterious and
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DIVERSITY in a FEATURE FILM – ADVENTURES OF A HAPPY HOMELESS MAN

If you want to see DIVERSITY in a FEATURE FILM screening at a CINEMA in SYDNEY on a BIG SCREEN, then watch this FILM. ‪#‎ADVENTURESOFAHAPPYHOMELESSMAN ‪#‎ChauvelCinema‪#‎FilmDiversity ADVENTURES OF A HAPPY HOMELESS MAN July 18 - July 21, 2016 CHAUVEL CINEMA PADDINGTON SYDNEY NSW will be screening at the CHAUVEL CINEMAS in Sydney http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/adventuresofahappyhomelessman/ DATES - July 18 to July 21, 2016 Follow a self-confessed “Happy Man” (Felino Dolloso – Balibo, Maximum Choppage, House of Hancock), who pursues his passion for music and acting after losing his corporate job, his marriage, and his home.
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WORLD PREMIERE OF “STAR TREK BEYOND” TO DEBUT IN IMAX AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

THE FIRST-EVER OUTDOOR IMAX PREMIERE EVENT WILL INCLUDE APPEARANCES BY THE FILM’S CAST AND CREW, AND A LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE BY THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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