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2014-02-23 04:20:19

SYDNEY, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of couples have danced on the forecourt of Sydney Opera House today in a specially choreographed Strictly Sydney moment. This event, under the direction of international celebrity, Baz Luhrmann, celebrates the forthcoming opening of Strictly Ballroom The Musical with previews from 25 March. Strictly Ballroom The Musical is exclusive to Sydney, secured by Destination NSW, the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism...

2014-02-20 20:23:54

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australians in Film, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that serves as the industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the US, announced that applications are now open for the sixth annual Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any emerging Australian actor to further their career and training in the US and provides over $20,000 in prizes for the winner. Applications are open now and...

2013-12-09 16:24:24

10 Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs Inducted into the AFI Almanac of the Art Form LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013--10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. An almanac documenting works of excellence that mark a moment in...

2013-11-06 08:26:13

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Australians Geoffrey Rush, Jacki Weaver and Curtis Stone will be honored at the 2014 G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala which will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the JW Marriott LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles. For over a decade, the highly-anticipated G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala has honored prominent Australians from film, television, music, sports and culture for their individual contribution to the US-Australia...

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...

2013-07-22 16:22:42

FEARnet's Broadcast Premiere of INSIDIOUS Coincides with FilmDistrict's Theatrical U.S. Release of INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 on Friday, September 13 SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FEARnet has acquired the broadcast premiere rights to FilmDistrict's hit supernatural chiller INSIDIOUS, becoming the first basic cable TV network to air the blockbuster film. INSIDIOUS will make its FEARnet debut on Sunday, September 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and can be viewed on VOD...

2013-06-25 16:25:41

Audience Award for Best Feature goes to THE NEW BLACK WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AFI DOCS presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) announced today its distinguished Audience Award winners, culminating a five day festival including the screening of 53 films representing 30 countries in iconic DC locations on the National Mall and Penn Quarter area as well as at the historic AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. The Festival hosted over 19,000 attendees,...

2013-05-15 23:23:33

Film Professionals, Filmmakers and Cannes Attendees get all their news, deals and updates real-time on their mobile device with Mighty Mack´s Must Have App. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Mighty Mack announces in-app updates to its comprehensive news lists to facilitate access to insider information during the Cannes 2013 kickoff. This year, Cannes is opening its curtains with the much anticipated film by master filmmaker Baz LUHRMANN, ℠The Great Gatsby´. The adaptation...

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...