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Finalists announced for Continue Short Film Initiative

Melbourne/Brisbane-based production company Continuance Pictures has selected the top 25 script submissions for its Continue Short Film Initiative, which aims to establish a platform for emerging talent to create a short to serve as a proof of concept for a feature film or TV series.

Three winners will be chosen from the shortlist and receive up to $10,000 each.

Unexpectedly, the initiative proved popular internationally, with filmmakers from all corners of the globe submitting their film and television scripts. A third of submissions came from female screenwriters, and of the top 25 finalists, over a third were written by women.

Continuance Pictures was founded by Tristan Barr and David Gim, who have hopes that the short film initiative will result in more than 50 shorts over five years.

“Having filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds provides our development department with engaging stories and endless entertainment,” Barr says.

“Prestige horrors, fourth-wall-breaking comedies and touching
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8 Memorable Golf Movies

8 Memorable Golf Movies
Golf movies take on a wide variety of genres.

From comedies like <em>Caddyshack</em> to biographical dramas like<em> Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius</em>, the below films all tell different stories while capturing the spirit of the sport.

In <em>The Greatest Game Ever Played </em>and<em> Tin Cup, </em>golf helps the main characters overcome serious societal differences. Even the oldest movie in the bunch<em>, 1953's The Caddy, </em>shows how golf can help bring people together. 

While some plot points may be a little far-fetched (Adam Sandler's <i>Happy Gilmore </i>character beats professional players after just 90 days of playing), these pics firmly believe in the ...
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Jerry Lewis dies, aged 91

Tony Sokol Aug 21, 2017

Versatile, innovative and controversial, Jerry Lewis leaves a legacy of laughs and charity work.

Jerry Lewis, the legendary comedian, actor, singer and philanthropist, has died at the age of 91.

Lewis is as well known for starring and directing films like The Nutty Professor, Cinderfella, and The Bellboy as he is for his marathon fundraising telethons on Us TV for Muscular Dystrophy. He first found fame with his legendary ten-year partnership with Dean Martin.

Lewis paired with Dean Martin in 1946. Starting in nightclubs, Martin and Lewis moved their way through almost countless radio shows and made 16 movies. The pair costarred in such films as My Friend Irma (1949), At War With the Army (1950), Sailor Beware (1952), The Caddy (1953), Living It Up (1954), You’re Never Too Young (1955), and Artists And Models (1955). The last movie they made together was Hollywood Or Bust (1956).

After the partnership ended, Lewis teamed with director Frank Tashlin
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Jerry Lewis, Legendary Entertainer and Host of Mda Telethon, Dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, Legendary Entertainer and Host of Mda Telethon, Dead at 91
Jerry Lewis, who became a household name as one-half of legendary duo Martin & Lewis, has died at the age of 91.

In a statement attributed to Lewis’ family, the Las Vegas Review-Journal‘s John Katsilometes reports that Lewis died of natural causes on Sunday morning, surrounded by loved ones at his Las Vegas, Nev. home.

Lewis, an iconic comedian in his own right, first teamed with Dean Martin in 1946, becoming one of the most successful acts in the country before their highly publicized split in 1956. They appeared together in such films as My Friend Irma, The Caddy, The Stooge, Artists and Models and Pardners.
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Jerry Lewis: A Career in Pictures (Photos)

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Jerry Lewis: A Career in Pictures (Photos)
The zany Lewis found an ideal straight man in crooner Dean Martin in 1945. They took their stage act to radio, then television, and then to film, where they appeared together 17 times. A haunted castle, a beautiful ghost and a menacing zombie gave Lewis plenty of comedy ammo in 1953’s “Scared Stiff.” Golf pros of the era Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Julius Boros joined Martin and Lewis in “The Caddy,” which also featured the Dean Martin classic song “That’s Amore.” Don’t let the title “Artists and Models” fool you. Shirley MacLaine co-starred in this 1955 gem about a.
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Jerry Lewis

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Above: Danish poster for Geisha Boy (Frank Tashlin, USA, 1958).On March 16 Jerry Lewis turns 90 years old, making him one of the oldest living great filmmakers along with Jonas Mekas (93), Seijun Suzuki (92), Stanley Donen (91), D.A. Pennebaker (90), Claude Lanzmann (90) and Andrzej Wajda (90). And if you have any doubt about his status as one of the great auteurs go and see any of the films he directed at Museum of Modern Art's’s current retrospective: Happy Birthday, Mr. Lewis: The Kid Turns 90.To flip through the films of Jerry Lewis in poster form is to encounter an awful lot of crossed eyes, toothy grins and outsized heads on small bodies (a familiar trope for comedians in movie posters whether it's Fernandel or Cantinflas or Buster Keaton.) That said, Lewis also seems to have inspired illustrators around the world. The French love Jerry Lewis, as the cliché goes, but so, it seemed, did the Germans,
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