Aussie director to be honoured in LA

Australian director Kate Dennis, who is nominated for an Emmy Award for The Handmaid’s Tale, will be honoured at the sixth annual Australians in Film Awards next month in Los Angeles.

She will be presented with the Create NSW Annette Kellerman Award which honours trailblazing women in Hollywood.

“I am so thrilled to accept this honour from Australians in Film. The Australian film community here in LA is so full of talent, and so full of support — I feel lucky to be a part of it,” said Dennis.

Lion screenwriter Luke Davies will receive The Fox Studios Australia International Award, and Disney executives Mary Ann Hughes and Paul Steinke will be honoured with the Ausfilm International Award.

Kate Marks, President of Australians in Film, said, “AiF is extremely proud of Luke and Kate and the celebrated work they are producing for audiences globally. Mary Ann and Paul have always been big supporters of the Australian screen industry and we are thrilled to honour them at our Awards. Their work at Disney has created many jobs back home, provided opportunities for our technicians to develop their skills and injected millions of dollars into the Australian economy.”

Glitch and No Activity star Patrick Brammall will host the Awards and Benefit Dinner at the Neuehouse Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard on October 18th.

Kate Dennis, one of Australia’s most successful television directors, will receive the Create NSW Annette Kellerman Award with Vogue Australia. Dennis started her career in Australia where she directed five seasons of the critically acclaimed Offspring. Most recently she directed two episodes of the critically acclaimed series The Handmaid’s Tale, which earned her a 2017 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Director for a Drama Series. Her other credits include, GLOW, Party Tricks, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Rake (series 2 & 3), Time of Our Lives, Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us, Rush and Secrets and Lies, for which she was nominated for an Australian Directors’ Guild Award in 2015. Dennis recently wrapped on the ten part series Harrow starring Ioan Gruffudd.


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