This year marked 100 years since World War I and Australia going to Gallipoli and fighting for our country.
To reflect this, I have looked at two mini-series which were seen on Australian television over the past year which focused on World War I from two different points of view. ANZAC Girls and Gallipoli. Continue reading
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Seven unveils major new commitment to expanding the delivery of major live and free sports
40 days of live and free major international sports on your mobile and other devices
Seven continues development and evolution as it extends the power of broadcast television on the web and on every screen
Credit: Seven Network
22 May 2015 – Building on the success of its ground-breaking live, free and exclusive coverage of The Australian Open across broadcast television, mobile, hybrid and online, the Seven Network today unveiled the next stage in the development of its long-term strategy to deliver its market-leading content to all Australians across any connected device. Seven dominated sports coverage across January with its coverage of The Australian Open delivering extraordinary consumer engagement across all delivery platforms and driving growth in television audiences for the Open.
I’ll start this post by saying I am not a celebrity and never will be one. That is why to do something like this and to raise funds for me is so difficult, because I do not have the pull that those people have.
My birthday was on March 13 and I aimed to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. I had very little response so I am putting a plea out again.
The goal I was setting out to achieve was $3,105 to be met by June 1. Why $3,105 and June 1? 32 years ago this year I had open-heart surgery and the date of the surgery was on 31 May, 1983.
If you could help me reach the goal by then it would be greatly appreciated with all funds going to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Credit – AACTA.org
Hosts Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman were today joined on stage by a star-studded line up of presenters including Geoffrey Rush (AACTA president), Lachy Hulme, Stephen Curry and cricketer Brett Lee to honour Australia’s best achievements in Australian film and television at the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony, held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney. Continue reading
Time to share a story.
I attended the world premiere of The Answer Man (previously known on The Black List as The Dream of the Romans) back at Sundance in 2009. Continue reading
I’ve never seen the city so quiet at Christmas time.
Mum and I walked from MLC Centre to Martin Place and then back down to David Jones on Market Street. Continue reading
The Best of Me is a film by Michael Hoffman based on the Nicholas Sparks best seller of the same name. It stars James Marsden as Dawson and Michelle Monaghan as Amanda. Dawson and Amanda were high school sweethearts before they parted ways and the film focuses on them reconnecting years later at which point Amanda is married with a family.
Like previous Nicholas Sparks books that have been turned into films, we see the usual template emerge. Love, angst and heartbreak.
By the time the film has ended it has all of those areas covered. I haven’t read the book, so I cannot say whether or not the film stays true to it, but if you like romantic dramas then this film will interest you!
Australian performer Virginia Gay has been a presence on our screens since she graduated from WAAPA. Not content with acting only on screen, Virginia has excelled on stage too including writing some cabaret shows.
Virginia was kind enough to do a Q & A for this site. She can currently be seen on Winners & Losers on Channel 7 whilst at the same time trying to perfect the art of Twitter.
I became aware of the Australian film The Babadook back in 2012 when it was in pre-production. A few months passed before a Kickstarter campaign was launched for the film. Around this time, I managed to arrange a Q&A with the writer/director Jennifer Kent to be conducted for my site once the film was released.
My thanks to everyone involved in the making of the film and in particular Kristina and Jennifer for arranging this Q&A.
Disclaimer: I was one of the contributors to the Kickstarter campaign. Continue reading