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2013-08-06 20:23:53

Tickets on Sale: 9am, Monday 12 August (Sydney Time) SYDNEY, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Strictly Ballroom, the much-loved Australian film that inspired the world to dance, will come to life on stage in a brand new musical theatre production that will make its Global Premiere in Sydney, Australia from 25 March 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130806/HK58426 ) Secured for Sydney by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell with investment from the NSW Government's tourism and...

2013-05-13 16:24:34

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Australians in Film (AiF) has announced the fifteen finalists for the prestigious 2013 AiF HEATH LEDGER SCHOLARSHIP. The winning recipients of the fifth annual scholarship will be announced at an invitation only event in Los Angeles on June 12(th). AiF President Andrew Warne made the announcement. The Heath Ledger Scholarship is named in honor of Academy Award® winner Heath Ledger, who was an Ambassador for AiF before his untimely death in January...

2013-05-06 08:26:39

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom - 2011 and Silver Linings Playbook - 2013) and Julian Sands have been added to the cast of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, the feature film based on Richard Alfieri's international hit play of the same name. Sands' previous films include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killing Fields and A Room with a View. Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson, Rita Moreno, Kathleen Rose Perkins (star of Showtime's...

2013-04-04 08:27:16

Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, executive producer of the film, executive produces soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby," featuring original new music from Lana Del Rey, Beyonce x Andre 3000, Florence + The Machine, will.i.am, The xx, Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock, and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, among others, on Interscope Records' worldwide release - ALBUM TRACK LIST REVEALED. LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Great Gatsby" writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann and collaborators Shawn...

2011-05-22 20:00:00

SYDNEY, May 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Baz Luhrmann and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell have today announced that the stage musical of the iconic Australian film Strictly Ballroom will have its world premiere and first run in Sydney at the Lyric Theatre from September 2013. "Today I'm very pleased to announce Baz Luhrmann and producers Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan of Global Creatures have chosen Sydney over London and New York for the world premiere of the much anticipated, Strictly...

2009-09-01 13:19:59

A British fan of the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max and its sequels is opening a museum for the movies in the small Australian town where they were shot. Adrian Bennett, 45, said he moved from Bradford, England, to Adelaide, Australia, with his wife and two sons three years ago and last month they relocated to the remote Outback town of Silverton, on the border of South Australia and New South Wales, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Bennett, who first saw Mad Max and first sequel The Road...

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2008-12-19 16:04:12

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has bought the rights to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novel The Great Gatsby, Variety.com reported. Luhrmann's films include Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and the current release, Australia. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said Luhrmann plans to concentrate on making a Gatsby adaptation after he finishes campaigning on behalf of Australia this awards season. A screenplay for the latest incarnation of...

2008-11-12 09:00:26

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann says "Australia," his big-screen epic starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, isn't finished yet. The BBC quoted Luhrmann as saying he has until Friday to complete his $130 million, World War II-era movie, which is to open in U.S. and Australian theaters Nov. 26 and in the United Kingdom the following month. Luhrmann, whose films include "Strictly Ballroom,""William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge," made the revelation about his looming deadline...

2006-02-23 02:11:04

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman have signed up for an Australian historical epic to be directed by Baz Luhrmann, Luhrmann's publicist said on Thursday. Publicist Maria Farmer confirmed media reports that the new movie, to be filmed in Australia's harsh but beautiful outback, would begin production in August. Luhrmann, director of the hit musical Moulin Rouge, told Australian newspapers that he would direct the film and co-write it with Australian...