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Anthony Hayes relishes working on both sides of the camera

Anthony Hayes in ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’.

Anthony Hayes has been acting since he was nine. While there is no danger of him giving up that stellar career, for the present he is concentrating more on his other passions: writing and directing.

In the past five or six years he has been in the fortunate position of choosing roles he really wanted to do – in the movies Cargo, War Machine and The Light Between Oceans and TV’s Mystery Road and Seven Types of Ambiguity – rather than just for a pay cheque.

Now his primary focus is writing and directing, starting with Gold, a thriller in which he will co-star with Sam Worthington about two guys who discover the world’s biggest gold nugget in the Australian desert. After that he hopes to make Stingray, a crime thriller he wrote and was set to direct in 2016 until the financing fell through.
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Saboteur Media launches Cannes talks on Sam Worthington thriller 'Gold'

Saboteur Media launches Cannes talks on Sam Worthington thriller 'Gold'
Production scheduled to start in South Australia in September.

Sam Worthington will star in the upcoming Australian thriller Gold, which Saboteur Media represents worldwide and has introduced to Cannes buyers.

President of distribution Mark Lindsay has begun talks on the Croisette on the story about two men travelling through a remote desert who stumble across what they believe it the biggest gold nugget ever found.

They hatch a plan to excavate the treasure. One leaves to secure equipment while the other stays behind to protect the discovery.

Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom) also stars and the producers aim to announce more cast in Cannes.
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Sam Worthington To Star In Australian Thriller ‘Gold’, Saboteur Launches Sales — Cannes

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Saboteur Media has launched sales in Cannes on thriller Gold, which is set to star Avatar’s Sam Worthington and Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom).

Pic centers on two men traveling through the remote desert who stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found and hatch a plan to protect and excavate the gold. One leaves to secure equipment while the other stays behind to protect the discovery.

Script is from Hayes and Polly Smyth and the film will be directed by Hayes. The film is being produced by John Schwarz (The Hunter’s Prayer) and Michael Schwarz (Killerman) through their company Deeper Water Films and Hayes via Rogue Star Pictures. More cast is due to be announced during Cannes.

The Australian production was developed with the assistance of Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation and Film Victoria and is due to commence principal photography in September in South Australia.

Mark Lindsay,
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The undersea horror movies of the late 1980s

Ryan Lambie Jun 2, 2017

Inspired by James Cameron's The Abyss, the late 80s brought with it a wave of brilliantly cheesy undersea horrors, Ryan writes...

Hollywood studios occasionally have an uncanny knack of announcing almost identical film projects at the same time. In the 1980s, we had rival police dog movies K-9 and Turner And Hooch. The 90s saw the release of rival eruption movies (Dante's Peak and Volcano), opposing killer space rock pictures (Deep Impact and Armageddon) and duelling insect comedies (Antz and A Bug's Life). We provided a detailed run-down on these rival movies back in 2015.

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Around the year 1989, meanwhile, film producers briefly fell in love with a curiously specific genre: undersea sci-fi horror. Between January 1989 and the spring of 1990, no fewer than five films all came out with a similar theme - DeepStar Six was first, followed by Leviathan, Lords Of The Deep,
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"American Sniper" Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees! See Full List of Nominations!

The Cinema Audio Society (Cas) announces the nominees for the 51st Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2014 in six categories and the Cas Technical Achievement Award Nominations. Cas President David Fluhr congratulates each of "the nominees on a job well-mixed.. Clever!

The rest of the press release revealed that:

Final balloting for both the Outstanding Sound Mixing and the Cas Technical Achievement Awards will open online Wednesday January 21st and end Friday, February 6th.

The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 14th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. During the awards the highest honor of the Cas . the Cas Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan, Cas. Doug McIntyre, host of Kabc Talk Radio.s McIntyre in the Morning, will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies

Here's the complete list of nominees
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Hell's bells, 'Interstellar' got a Cinema Audio Society sound mixing nomination

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Nominations have been announced for the 51st annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, and as ever with this group lately, there are a few surprises. For instance, "Unbroken" made the cut despite being mostly ignored by the guilds and industry groups so far, and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" showed up as well. The biggest jaw-dropper might just be that after months of being the poster child for sound complaints, somehow, some way, "Interstellar" ended up in the mix (no pun intended). There are always one or two that drop out, however. Last year, for example, another Marvel movie — "Iron Man 3" — was chalked up here. But it fell out in favor of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with the Academy. I find myself wondering if "The Battle of the Five Armies" could make the cut this year as it's even more of an action/sound film than the last.
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And now Universal wants to make a Rockford Files movie with Vince Vaughn

The relative success of The A-Team and 21 Jump Street has led Hollywood to consider what other Stephen J. Cannell TV series it can reboot, now that Cannell is dead and can’t poke his goatee into the proceedings. NBC has already called dibs on Wiseguy, William Katt’s persistent phone calls have only soured them on The Greatest American Hero, and Stingray and Silk Stalkings were both merely elaborate pranks created to serve as ironic references 20 years later, so that pretty much leaves The Rockford Files, which Universal is now developing as a feature film. Deadline reports that ...
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The directors that tried to tackle The Man From U.N.C.L.E

An adaptation of 60s series The Man From U.N.C.L.E has been trapped in development hell for years. Ti charts the spy show’s tortuous journey to the big screen...

For those of you that were kids or teenagers during the 1990s and were into cult TV, you will know that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was a staple of Friday nights.

Although it was made in the 1960s, during the 1990s, BBC2 would show the likes of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray at 6pm on a Friday night, and each time they would be followed by an episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

As such, the phrase “Open channel six”, the catchy theme and the agents’ yellow triangular badges signifying their rank in the organisation became very familiar...

For those unfamiliar with the series, it followed global spy force U.N.C.L.E (The United Network
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Remembering Stephen J. Cannell

On Friday, October 1, 2010, veteran television show creator, producer and screenwriter Stephen J. Cannell passed away from complications arising from melanoma. He was 69 years old.

Throughout the 1980s there wasn't a mainstream television viewer that didn't know his name. If you watched The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, Hardcastle & McCormick, Hunter, Wiseguy, The Commish, The Greatest American Hero, Silk Stalkings, Street Justice, Stingray, Tenspeed and Brownshoe, Booker, Black Sheep Squadron, and you watched the show through until its end credits, you saw his name and face appear on your screen. His production company's credit block was him working away on a typewriter and then pulling out the page, tossing it into the air and watching it resolve into the C. for Stephen J. Cannell Productions.

Cannell's TV shows were based in the action genre, but that's not to say that each of them were the same. The A-Team and Hunter could be seen as less based in reality,
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Acclaimed TV Series Creator, Stephen J. Cannell Passes Away at 68!

Omg! I was so saddened to hear this news this afternoon. One of the greatest television creators, Stephen J. Cannell, has passed away today at 68 due to complications associated with melanoma. Here is a statement his family made to the press:

“Aside from being a legendary television producer and prolific writer, Stephen was also a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. Mr. Cannell is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Marcia, their three children, Tawnia, Chelsea and Cody and three grandchildren. Stephen was the pillar of strength within his family and he touched everyone he met. He will be most deeply missed. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society or The International Dyslexia Association. Details regarding his memorial service will be released.”

Cannell was renowned for his creations of shows like 21 Jump Street,
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Six Stars That Should Have TV Shows Again

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Six Stars That Should Have TV Shows Again
There are so many channels now, and so many celebrities. It seems like everyone will get a TV show at some point. But there are still some TV stars that no longer have TV shows but really should. For example, someone like Tom Selleck should have a weekly series again, and luckily he is going to return to TV in a new show on CBS.

If not for that recent announcement, Selleck would have been number one on the list that follows after the jump: five stars I'd like to see on a regular TV series again.

1. Nick Mancuso. Mancuso starred in one of my favorite TV shows, 'Stingray,' and he has had a rather interesting career since then. He's been in a couple of TV shows and a slew of movies (including the 'Under Seige' films), but these days it seems like he's very content focusing on his artwork,
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