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78TH GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS : USA : SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2021

78th Golden Globes – FULL LIST OF WINNERS

AUSTRALIA  Monday 1st March 2021 • 12:00 pm AEDT until 3:00 pm AEDT as screened on the FOXTEL ARENA channel 

USA best movie films plus television shows, as seen during the 2020 year, were celebrated during Sunday’s 78th Golden Globe Awards.

NETFLIX had an amazing total of 42 nominations for its 2020 movie films and television shows, of course NBC’s 78th GOLDEN GLOBES could have been renamed as the NETFLIX AWARDS. 

Chloe Zhao for NOMADLAND, is now the second woman (and the first woman of colour) winning the Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards. The first woman director to win, was Barbra Streisand who directed YENTL (1983). Historic night for women directors, with three women nominated for the the Golden Globe. Continue reading 78TH GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS : USA : SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2021

AACTA INDUSTRY AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

This year’s AACTA Industry Awards presented by Foxtel – previously known as the Industry Luncheon –  was broadcast tonight for the first time exclusively via the AACTA ScreenFest website and Foxtel Arts, which was made possible by leading screen production house, Cutting Edge.

The online event was hosted by Australian stand-up comedian, presenter and writer Claire Hooper, alongside a slew of entertainers that presented Awards including Rachel Griffiths, Ed Kavalee, Rhys Nicholson, Dilruk Jayasinha, Celia Pacquola and Bernard Curry.

The list of AACTA Awards and recipients presented are as follows: Continue reading AACTA INDUSTRY AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

THE GOES WRONG SHOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

All six episodes from Mischief’s BBC One hit comedy series The Goes Wrong Show are now available for streaming in Australia on Amazon Prime Video.  Inspired by Mischief’s award-winning Broadway and West End stage production, The Play That Goes WrongThe Goes Wrong Show television series debuted in the UK to widespread acclaim and recently received a 2020 TV Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy.

The Goes Wrong Show is written by and stars the original founding Mischief Theatre members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, alongside Nancy Zamit, Charlie Russell, Bryony Corrigan, Greg Tannahill, Dave Hearn and Chris Leask.  Every week, the well-meaning amateurs of the Cornley Dramatic Society perform a half-hour play – live in front of a studio audience: a horror story, a wartime drama, a legal thriller, a period romance, a deep south melodrama and a Christmas fable.  And every week, the performance goes terribly, terribly wrong.  Sets collapse, special effects fail and actors forget their lines but the show must go on.  The Goes Wrong Show is simply Mischief Theatre’s biggest disaster yet.  The Mischief team also adapted both Peter Pan Goes Wrong for BBC One in December 2016 and created A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong starring Diana Rigg and Derek Jacobi, which aired on BBC One in December 2017.

The Goes Wrong Show is a Mischief Screen/Big Talk production in association with Lionsgate and YTD HK.  The show is produced by Jim Poyser and directed by Martin Dennis.  The Executive Producers are Hilary Strong and Kenny Wax for Mischief Screen, Kenton Allen, Saurabh Kakkar and Matthew Justice for Big Talk Productions and the series is commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Kate Daughton, Commissioning Editor for the BBC.

 

SCOTT MORRISON ANNOUNCES $400M BOOST TO FILM INDUSTRY

Prime Minister Scott Morriosn

Scott  Morrison visited the Gold Coast to pledge additional funding for the local film. and television industry.

The $500 million pledge is designed to entice more predictions to shoot in Australia with the money going to an already existing support program.

he Coalition argues the investment is estimated to attract around $3 billion in foreign spending and create 8.000 jobs a year.

Mr Morrisob. hopes that the money will lead to more jobs for people in the struggling industry from actors to make up artists and carpenters.

“This investment is key to our JobMaker plan to create jobs, boost local businesses activity and provide training and skills.”

 

 

 

COME TO DADDY: FAR FROM FATHER

Talk about Daddy issues. COME TO DADDY is the daddy of them all when it comes to fatherhood being an unbreakable bond between boy and progenitor.
That bond was broken long ago between LA DJ Norval and his absent absence makes the heart go yonder drug dealing dad.

If the sperm donor scarpers its safe to assume that parenting is not paramount. However, Norval cannot help respond to a summons from his pater and he journeys to his remote abode, a stunning stilted house overlooking the sea, girt by sea and beach.

Estrangement is superseded by just strange when what Norval is confronted by is a belligerent Brian, a foul mouthed creature who frenzies himself up into a homicidal seizure and drops dead.

Norval should have furthered the farther distance from his fiendish family reunion. He has to spend a sleepless night with his plastic shrouded corpse dad. The wind blows, the house creeks and there appears to be something in the basement.

Elijah Wood plays the nonplussed Norval, a holy fool hipster with monk like hair do and pent up monastic sexual frustration.

Stephen McHattie oozes geriatric menace and malevolence as Brian, a C-bomb dropping raptor.

COME TO DADDY is the directorial debut of Kiwi producer, Ant Timpson, and is full of film reference and buffery.

Imagine Weekend at Bernie’s as imagined by David Lynch and you are a little way getting the black humoured outrageously skewed tone.

VOD now on Google Play, iTunes, Fetch, Telstra & Umbrella Entertainment Foxtel on Demand from 15 April 2020 Blu-Ray & DVD from June 2020

AGATHA RAISIN SERIES 3 : TEN DVDS

AGATHA RAISIN is based on MC Beaton’s best selling novel.

Having consciously coupled at the end of series two, Agatha Raisin,, played by Emmy®-nominated actress Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty) is optimistic that her future with James Lacey, played by Jamie Glover (Waterloo Road), is secure and their troubles are behind them.

Newly qualified as a Private Detective and with her new investigation’s agency all set up and raring to go, things have never been better for the Cotswolds’ premier PI, but plans have a funny way of going awry in Agatha-land.

AGATHA RAISIN SERIES 3 DVD will be released on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Recommended Retail Price is $34.95. It has an M Classification with mature themes, drug use and sexual references.

Sydney Arts Guide has ten DVDs to give away. Email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with AGATHA RAISIN SERIES 3 DVD PROMOTION in the subject heading. Please provide your postal address in the body of your email. Winners will be advised by email.

DVD GIVE AWAY : AGATHA RAISIN SERIES 2

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Ashley Jensen reprises her role of city PR turned country sleuth in six new episodes of AGATHA RAISIN. Adapted from the bestselling books by MC Beaton, the first series was an instant hit on Sky One creating a strong fan base around the world.

Sydney Arts Guide has ten DVDS to this new series to give away. Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com. 

Please put AGATHA RAISIN DVD GIVEAWAY in the subject heading  and provide your postal address in your email.Winners will be advised by return email.