• Movie Extra loves short shorts

    Tropfest, now in its 17th year, has stitched up a deal with Movie Extra for the next seven years. The channel most recently produced previous winners Alex Weinress Rob Carlton’s new series, Chandon Pictures. The deal involves a live television broadcast in 2009, including red carpet highlights, celebrity interviews and screening of all 16 finalist […]

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  • More eyeballs on Pay TV

    Last week subscription TV industry hit 5.5m viewers in Australia, more than any other week in its history. The top rating show in Week 31 was the AFL Western Bulldogs v Carlton match at 179,000. As ever, sport rules on subscription TV with AFL, NRL and Rugby Union taking a clean sweep on the top […]

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  • Whatever happened to….?

    You gotta respect this idea for a new comedy. It sounds very Curb Your Enthusiasm…. Who is the known Australian comedy actor who has devised a comedy series about not being able to get a gig in the industry anymore? Art imitates life and he’s not ashamed to say so! It’s such an irreverent concept […]

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  • TV1 takes up Office

    If you’re tired of waiting for Steve Carell to appear on TEN, cast your eyes towards TV1 in September. It will screen 4 episodes of The Office every Thursday night from September 4. The US adaptation of Ricky Gervais’ comedy has been quite a hit in America, but didn’t launch well in Australia after audiences […]

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  • Natalie wants to get slimed

    Natalie Bassingthwaighte, who has parted ways with Rogue Traders, will take the hosting role of Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2008. They will be staged at Hisense Arena (formerly Vodafone), Melbourne Park. “I’m really excited to be hosting Nickelodeon’s Australian Kids Choice Awards, the event is so much fun – and I am secretly hoping […]

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  • Reality faces to host Emmys

    A report on the Emmy Awards says this year’s event will see the hosting shared by the five nominees for best Reality host: That’s Tom Bergeron of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Heidi Klum of Bravo’s Project Runway, Howie Mandel of NBC’s Deal or No Deal (not sure why this makes the list!), Jeff Probst […]

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  • Star cast ready to Tangle

    An impressive cast is being assembled for Tangle, the new locally-produced drama being made by Showtime. Justine Clarke, Ben Mendelsohn, Catherine McClements, Matt Day, Kat Stewart and Joel Tobeck have all signed on. Produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks, the 10 part drama deals with ‘the tangled lives of parents, their teenagers, and the […]

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  • Conan takes Leno chair next June

    Jay Leno’s last night hosting The Tonight Show will be Friday, May 29, 2009, NBC has announced. Conan O’Brien will take over the late night show on Monday, June 1, 2009. The news at a press conference by NBC co-chairmen Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff on the last day of a TV critics press tour […]

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  • Jodhi may exit media roles

    “It’s not something that I ever agreed to do, or would ever agree to do,” Jodhi Meares has said. “I am not an entertainer, I don’t aspire to handle crowds of that level. I said that upfront and Foxtel were totally fine about it.” Meares has responded to media criticism for her failure to host […]

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  • TEN v FOX Sports

    The TEN Network is considering launching a sports-only channel from next year as part of its expanded multi-channelling offering, in a move that would compete with FOX Sports. The Australian reports the move is at the top of a list of options being considered by TEN for multi-channelling, when the three commercial free-to-air networks are […]

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  • Auditions: TVSN

    TVSN is looking for someone to star in three commercials and is prepared to give away $40,000 in cash and prizes to find them. If you’re a shopaholic they want to hear from you. Entries of yourself on a 1min DVD or VHS must be submitted by September 5. Good luck. Buy something nice for […]

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  • Jodhi "staying on Next Top Model"

    Jodhi Meares is staying put on Australia’s Next Top Model says Foxtel boss Brian Walsh. This is despite media reports that executives are furious with her for her infamous “no show” at the finale two weeks ago. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I rang Jodhi on Friday and reiterated the fact she has […]

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