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Australian and International ensemble cast join Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black

Academy Award nominated director Bruce Beresford (Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy, Mao’s Last Dancer) has assembled an incredible Australian and international cast for Ladies in Black, the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Madeleine St John’s 1993 best-selling novel, The Women in Black.

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Cine Latino 2017

Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema is thrilled to return for its second year with screenings at Palace Cinemas across November 2017. Screening in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide – as well as adding Hobart to its 2017 itinerary – CINE LATINO will showcase the best films from Central and South America, including new works from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Uruguay.

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Sydney’s Outdoor Bed Cinema

Sydney’s Outdoor Bed Cinema is coming to the Entertainment Quarter for 39 very comfy screenings under the stars and the movie selection is not just about blockbusters as there will also be screenings of international movies in original language with English subtitles. From the Oscar Winning French movie “The Artist” to the stunning Cidade de Deus (“City Of God”) and very engaging German movie “Good Bye Lenin” to visually stunning Japanese animations, Mov’In Bed is offering quite an ambitious movie selection.

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The BBQ set for January 2018 release

Label Distribution’s Tait Brady and Madman Entertainment’s Paul Wiegard recently announced that the two companies will jointly release the new Australian comedy The BBQ, starring Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski. The national release date is January 18, 2018.

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Little Italy completes principal photography

First Take Entertainment is pleased to announce that Director Donald Petrie's feature film, LITTLE ITALY, recently completed principal photography in Toronto, Ontario. The screenplay is written by Steven Galluccio and Vinay Virmani.

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Marion Pilowsky set for feature directorial debut

Producer turned writer/director Marion Pilowsky (My Last Five Girlfriends, Sleuth) will make her feature directorial debut with comedy The Call Back after securing production investment funding from Fox International Productions, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). It will be distributed locally via 20th Century Fox Film Australia and has received Gender Matters: Better Deals support from Screen Australia.

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Release date set for Swinging Safari

SWINGING SAFARI (formerly titled Flammable Children) will be released across Australia on January 11 2018. Written and directed by Stephan Elliott, the comedy features an all-star cast that includes Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie and Jeremy Sims, alongside Jack Thompson, Darcey Wilson and newcomer Atticus Robb.

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Awards for The Gateway

THE GATEWAY is scheduled for a 2018 launch across North America by US distributor, Gravitas Ventures. Gravitas Ventures have acquired all rights, including theatrical, and the film will be re-titled Alpha Gateway for its USA and Canadian release.

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Entries open for 2018 St.Kilda Film Festival

Entries into the coveted St Kilda Film Festival competitions are now open. Both emerging filmmakers and industry professionals are being called on to submit their creative works in the following categories; Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition, SoundKILDA Music Video Competition and Under the Radar Youth Competition for filmmakers under the age of 21.

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Sexy Herpes

A brand new comedy series set in a sexual health clinic is putting the sexy back into sexual health. SEXY HERPES is a hilarious six-part comedy exploring the lives of sexual health workers and their dysfunctional patients, available to watch exclusively…

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2017 Russian Resurrection Film Festival

From humble beginnings in just three capital cities, Australia’s Russian Resurrection Film Festival has grown to become the largest and most respected celebration of contemporary and classic Russian cinema outside of Russia! For its 14th outing, this colourful event will take place in five cities around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Canberra), in addition to a New Zealand season in Auckland, and in Melbourne will screen from 9 to 19 November at Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square.

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The ball starts rolling on One in the Chamber

Independent film producer Scott Clayton and his production company Oceanside Media (“Oceanside”) has come on board to produce and fully finance the action-packed adventure film One in the Chamber written by David Gordon Green (upcoming Stronger, Pineapple Express) and his frequent collaborator Darius Shahmir, who will make his feature film directorial debut with this project. Green will also serve as a producer of the film alongside Clayton. Casting is underway.

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Mortal Engines announces Australian cast

A talented ensemble of Australian actors have been cast in Mortal Engines, a film based on the award winning book series of the same name from British author Philip Reeve.

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Bradley Cooper to make directorial debut with A Star is Born

Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ reimagining of the musical “A Star is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is helming the film, marking his directorial debut.

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Next Godzilla feature starts production

Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

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Production underway on Ocean's 8

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

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Sydney’s Outdoor Bed Cinema

Sydney’s Outdoor Bed Cinema is coming to the Entertainment Quarter for 39 very comfy screenings under the stars and the movie selection is not just about blockbusters as there will also be screenings of international movies in original language with English subtitles. From the Oscar Winning French movie “The Artist” to the stunning Cidade de Deus (“City Of God”) and very engaging German movie “Good Bye Lenin” to visually stunning Japanese animations, Mov’In Bed is offering quite an ambitious movie selection.
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