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Film News Weekly - 16th August 2013

In this issue: Cate Blanchett at The Orpheum, MIFF wraps up, Tropfest entries now open, doco Brutally Honest now available, A Teacher has a trailer, Reel Anime has a date, plus news from World War Z, Gatsby and Chris Nolan!

Arts News Weekly: 14 August 2013

Mozart's protegee unveils new chamber opera

At a free Sydney Conservatorium of Music recital, one of Australia's most prodigious young composers, Sophie Spargo will go on show. As the youngest person in history to have written a full-scale opera and libretto at the age of 10, Spargo will stage her most recent opera, Somewhere Between the Sky and the Sea

Event details:

When: 7.30pm, Friday 23 August 2013

Film News Weekly - 9th August 2013

In this issue: The Rocky Horror Picture Show closes Cult Classics for Dendy, DVD releases for The Conspiracy and The Company You Keep, new release date for Oldboy, some record-breaking for The Conjuring, winners from the WASAs, the announcement of the Tasmanian Queer Film Festival, Independent Film Week and new Aussie comedy film with Just Add Honey now in production.

Baz Luhrmann reveals "Strictly Ballroom: The Musical" to premiere at Sydney's Lyric Theatre in April 2014.

After revealing it to the industry live on stage at the Helpmann Awards last week, this morning Baz Luhrmann, alongside the creative team from Global Creatures (responsible for the recent Melbourne premiere of King Kong, his wife Catherine Martin, Premier Barry O'Farrell and some sequined dancers, held the official media announcement for the April 2014 premiere of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical at Sydney's Town Hall.

Film News Weekly: 2nd August 2013

SUFF is back!

In this issue: Sydney Underground Film Festival releases it's full program, VIP presenters at the WASA's, Lasseter's Bones gets a release, a big thanks from many a hobbit fan and insider information at ACMI.

Details on Sydney's GRAPHIC Festival revealed; Robot Chicken to perform live!

The Sydney Opera House today announced the details of the 2013 GRAPHIC Festival, set to take place over four days in October. Graphic storytellers, comics, animation, music and illustration is set to ignite the Sydney arts community, and the guests for the October 4-7 festival are seriously ones you'll want to see.

2013 Rottofest announces lineup!

Rottofest, Rottnest Island's annual comedy, film and music event, has announced who will be stopping by for their 2013 edition! On September 7 and 8, more than 30 comedy performers and 20 music acts will take to the stage across five venues on the island, making the 2013 Rottofest the biggest yet.

Tania Bosak's Miss Jugoslavia & The Barefoot Orchestra to play in Melbourne

Tania Bosak's first major work, Miss Jugoslavia & The Barefoot Orchestra - Cold War Served Warm will play at fortyfive downstairs in Melbourne for two weeks starting October 30th. The show is billed as "Part concert, part theatre, and part film score for a film that will never be made"

Melbourne Writers Festival set to host Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

The Melbourne Writers Festival has announced that they have secured the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson's, first ever Australian appearances, as part of their 2013 program. Outside of politics, Johnson is an accomplished writer and journalist, having been the editor of The Spectator, and has been published several times. Controversial indeed, Johnson's wit and unabashed opinions have cast him in an admirable light along with all the controversy revolving around him in the UK.

The Arts Review: 12th July 2013

In This Issue: Arts Centre Melbourne to host “Art in Secret Spaces”, The Bangarra Dance Theatre's New Show “Kinship” to tour in August and September, More Performances On Sale For Grease After Unprecedented Demand, The CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade exhibition now open in Sydney, Harvest Festival Asks For Art Installations, Barefoot Divas to play at the Queensland Music Festival, Reduced Shakespeare Company Bring “The Bible” to Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales to Host free Lecture with Tate Modern's Chris Dercon this Saturday.

Film News Weekly - 12th July 2013

In this issue: WASA 2013 nominees, DVD releases for The Butterfly Effect and Charles Bradley: Soul of America, Wolf Creek 2 is coming, new trailers for Oldboy and Seventh Son plus news from Tropfest, Possible Worlds, SPAA and Gravity.

Film News Weekly - 5th July 2013

In this issue: It's the film festival season with the Possible Worlds Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival all coming soon. Meanwhile the Arab Film Festival is on now. New DVD releases for PSMS, Kreator, Hotel Noir and Pig plus featurettes from Pacific Rim and This Is The End. Iceland calls at ACMI, news from Man of Steel, the next Hobbit film and a new Terminator trilogy.

The Arts Review: Wednesday 26th June

In This Issue: Lonely Hunter Indie Craft Markets Opens This July,Galerie Pompom Present Rue de Belleville, International Artists Gather To Question The Inanimate, The Tap Pack Hit Melbourne, Michelle DeKretser Wins 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award,Interactive Ant Performance To Crawl Its Way To Federation Square!..Importantly, Check Out The Importance of Being Ernest.