Australians in Film has announced that applications have now opened for 9th annual Heath Ledger Scholarship, awarded to Australian rising actors from ages 18-35 who demonstrate a long and potential career.... Continue Reading
During their b-annual investor call yesterday, Australian film distributor Village Roadshow unveiled a new five-point plan for taking on Australian film piracy, including the pursuit of legal action against individual offenders — something they’ve been threatening for years but never actually followed through on. Continue reading Village Roadshow to begin targeting individual Australian pirates
Best known for her roles as the seductive Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones and daring film-maker Cressida in the last two Hunger Games films, British actress Natalie Dormer is headed Down Under for the new television adaptation of the 1967 Australian historical mystery novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay.... Continue Reading
Starring Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Alison Pill and Jake Lacy, Miss Sloane tells the thrilling story of Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in Washington D.C. ... Continue Reading
After beginning life on the Gold Coast in Queensland’s Great South East, the EB Expo gaming convention has made its home in Sydney for the last few years. It was an important growth period for the con, and with its draw now larger than ever, one of Australia’s two largest consumer show-and-tells is heading home. Continue reading EB Expo 2017 heads home to the Gold Coast
Fast becoming one of the most anticipated Australian films of the year is Stephan Elliot‘s comedy Flammable Children, which is reuniting former Neighbours co-stars Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue. Today, the official first look images were released and it gives us a taste of what we can expect from the film – with Guy and Kylie looking like characters straight out of a 1970’s version of Kath and Kim.... Continue Reading
The PAX Australia gaming convention will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2017 running over the weekend of October 27-29. Continue reading PAX Aus 2017 returns to Melbourne October 27-29
Tropfest, Australia’s most prestigious short film competition and the largest short film festival in the world, took place at Paramatta Park over the weekend as tens of thousands of people turned out to see the breakout of a band of fresh new filmmakers.... Continue Reading
Geek and gaming conventions are pretty magical places.
RTX doesn’t have same energy as that of a PAX. It’s a different vibe, cruder, in line with the kind of scatological humour Rooster Teeth excels at. These attendees are rowdier, less patient and a great deal snarkier than your average PAX-goer. This is not to suggest that they are unpleasant, nothing could be further from the truth. On the whole, everyone I met and spoke to was very warm, friendly and having the time of their life. But they worship a group of people known for endlessly busting each other’s balls and so it doesn’t come as a surprise to find that their fanbase deals in the same. Continue reading What’s it like to attend RTX Sydney if you don’t really know that much about Rooster Teeth?
Australian SVOD service Stan has been going from strength to strength since it first emerged as ferocious competition for similar services like Netflix and the recently defunct Presto. Of course 2017 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for the platform as the team behind it dive even deeper into on-demand and carve out their own slice of the lucrative market, which they should do nicely with these forthcoming features and exclusives.... Continue Reading