Noni Hazelhurst, Christos Tsiolkas headline the 2016 Screen Futures Summit

Noni Hazlehurst.

Noni Hazlehurst will lead a session on power and influence in the media at the 2016 Screen Futures Summit, presented by The Australian Teachers of Media (Atom) and Acmi.

Taking place in Melbourne from June 30-July 3, the summit will run for three days across Acmi and Rmit with over 100 sessions..

Christos Tsiolkas will be joined by producer Tony Ayres to discuss their upcoming TV adaptation of Tsiolkas' novel Barracuda, and Eva Orner will participate in a Q&A via satellite with human rights advocate Julian Burnside after a screening of her documentary Chasing Asylum.

The team from The Family Law.will participate in a Q&A, as will the makers of Logie-winning teen drama Ready for This.

Industry leaders Sue Maslin, David Vadiveloo, Julie Kalceff, Rosie Lourde and Rebecca Mostyn will discuss diversity on screen, and Warwick Thornton will be joined by Philip Batty, Neil Turner and Curtis Taylor
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Australian filmmaker brings virtual reality cinema to Sundance 2016

Australian artist Lynette Wallworthy is leading the way in virtual reality filmmaking as first chosen in a new Sundance residency program..

It is part of the Sundance Insititute's New Frontier program which focuses on cutting edge art forms.

The six-month virtual reality program is supporting four artists initially with the financial backing of virtual reality company Jaunt.

The aim is to merge virtual reality filmmakers into Story Labs - the Sundance incubator - while developing cinematic Vr.

Wallworth will present her film Collisions at Sundance 2016.

Collisions takes the viewer on a journey to a remote desert in western Australia that is home to indigenous leader Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe..

Nyarri's first contact with western culture was in the 1950s via a dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of modern technology..

The cast includes Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, Curtis Taylor.

Wallworth is known for her
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Sundance: New Frontier line-up revealed

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Sundance: New Frontier line-up revealed
Sundance top brass celebrate the tenth anniversary of the New Frontier programme with an exhibition of new work that includes Vr projects involving Björk and Ridley Scott’s global hit The Martian.Scroll Down For Full List

The dynamic roster encompasses features, a live performance, documentary and narrative mobile virtual reality experiences and a look inside the innovations at some of world’s leading media research labs.

Tenth anniversary exhibitions will also be presented with MoMA in New York City in April, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as part of Northern Spark in June.

The New Frontiers line-up will take place in Park City’s Claim Jumper, The Gateway, a large-scale installation on Swede Alley by Chris Milk and a performance by Gingger Shankar at Festival Base Camp Presented by Canada Goose.

Beyond the dedicated physical exhibition spaces, audiences can experience more than 20 virtual reality pieces on mobile Vr headsets. This year’s
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New Mentalist Season 6,Episode 11 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

New Mentalist season 6,episode 11 official spoilers,plotline revealed by CBS. Recently,CBS dished out the new,official, synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Mentalist" episode 11 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "White Lines," and it sounds like it'll be quite intriguing as a DEA agent killer becomes the main focus for the FBI, and more. In the new,11th episode press release: The FBI is going to be tasked with finding the killer of several DEA agents, and Jane will go on a date with a beautiful woman associated with the case. Cheat Tweet: Things really have changed! Jane is going on a date! Where will it lead? #TheMentalist 1/5 10Pm #CBS Guest stars will feature: Emily Swallow as Kim Fischer, Joe Adler as Jason Wylie, Brianna Brown as Krystal Markham, Mark Adair-Rios as Francisco "Paco" Perez, Sterling K. Brown as DEA Agent Higgins, Gareth Williams as DEA Supervising Agent Maloney,
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'Bloody Birthday' (1981) Review

Reviewed by Chris Wright,

Bloody Birthday” (1981)

Directed By: Ed Hunt

Written By: Ed Hunt & Barry Pearson

Starring: Lori Lethin (Joyce Russel), Melinda Cordell (Mrs. Brody), Julie Brown (Beverly Brody), Joe Penny (Mr. Harding), Bert Kramer (Sheriff Brody), K.C. Martel (Timmy Russel), Elizabeth Hoy (Debbie Brody), Billy Jayne (Curtis Taylor), Andrew Freeman (Steven Seton), Susan Strasberg (Viola Davis), Jose Ferrer (Doctor), Ben Marley (Duke), Erica Hope (Annie), Ellen Geer (Madge)

Bloody Birthday” certainly offers a fun early 80s movie for slasher enthusiasts. The twist this time around is there is no Jason Voorhees or Michael Michaels but 10 year old kids! It was certainly up my ally as I like slasher movies that try something different aside from the typical formula used in these movies.

The plot is three-ten-year old kids begin a mass killing spree due to in part to the fact that they were born during an eclipse,
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Jamie Foxx

The Oscar-winning actor and star of Quentin Tarantino's ultra-controversial new film about slavery talks about the n-word, Spike Lee and meeting George W Bush

In the mid-1980s a teenage musician named Eric Bishop went to play piano for the rich white folk outside his hometown of Terrell, Texas. Bishop was driven to the house by a schoolfriend, who was then ordered to wait outside in the car until the recital was over. "I can't have two niggers in my house at the same time," the owner explained.

If living well is the best revenge, then Eric Bishop provides a study in payback. Recast in the role of Hollywood star Jamie Foxx, he has a Grammy for his music and an Oscar for his acting. By rights his latest movie should count as the icing on the cake, in that it's about a freed slave on a mission of reprisal.
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