Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Robert Pattinson comes to Sydney for The Twilight Saga


Photography by Eva Rinaldi

ROBERT PATTINSON COMES TO SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA...

ROBERT PATTINSON TO TOUR SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2

HOYTS DISTRIBUTION is thrilled to announce that ROBERT PATTINSON, star of the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 will be coming to Australia to promote the final instalment in the global phenomenon.

As part of the Sydney only tour later this month, Robert will be participating in media interviews to support the NOVEMBER 15 release of the film, and will appear at a fan event on Monday 22nd October, details of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The astonishing conclusion to the TWILIGHT SAGA franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Academy Award® winner Bill Condon directed both the first and second part of the two-part finale starring KRISTEN STEWART, ROBERT PATTINSON and TAYLOR LAUTNER. The film, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, was written by MELISSA ROSENBERG with WYCK GODFREY, KAREN ROSENFELT and STEPHENIE MEYER producing.

About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series

THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson & Taylor Lautner and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together...even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.  The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in Australian theatres on December 11, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second instalment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 19, 2009, the third instalment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released July 1, 2010, and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 was released on November 17, 2011.

About Hoyts Distribution

In July 2012 STUDIOCANAL acquired HOYTS DISTRIBUTION Pty Ltd, one of Australia & New Zealand's leading independent film distributors.

Hoyts Distribution has been operating a successful film distribution business in Australia and New Zealand for over 10 years, becoming one of Australia's leading independent film distribution companies. Hoyts Distribution boasts a film library that contains over 120 titles, including four films from the highly successful SAW series and all of the films from the enormously popular Twilight franchise, including the final instalment, The Twilight Saga: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, which opens in cinemas November 15.

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Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Announcement > AWME Announces High Profile Keynote Speakers for 2012 Conference Program


AWME 2012 four days of showcasing the finest roots music from around the world
Dates 15 – 18 November 2012
Venues Arts Centre Melbourne, The Hi-Fi, Lounge, Toff in Town and Ding Dong Lounge
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International Music Person of the Year and legend of the Australian music scene, Michael Chugg, will be joined by former Violent Femmes bassist and curator of Mona Foma, Brian Ritchie, as keynote speakers at the fifth Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME)
, taking place 15-18 November 2012, in Melbourne.

The pair will be part of an extensive contingent of approximately 500 local and international music industry professionals who are set to converge in Melbourne to share music industry knowledge in open discussions, forums, one-on-one sessions, and networking events over four days and nights, as part of the internationally renowned music market event.

Chugg, who has brought some of the biggest acts in the world to Australia including Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and Prince, will take part in a candid conversation with journalist from The Australian, Iain Shedden. 

Whilst Ritchie will offer the opportunity to engage in an open discussion, drawing on his 25-year association with one of the world’s most popular alternative rock bands, his move into festival curation and his unwavering passion for all forms of music. 

AWME Director Simon Raynor is thrilled so many high profile music industry representatives are attending the event. 

“This is the first year we’ve featured keynote speakers in the Conference Program and to have the likes of Brian Ritchie and Michael Chugg sharing their professional insights is quite a privilege,” Raynor said. 

AWME is a great opportunity for musicians managers and anyone who works in the industry to attend as a delegate and build relationships across borders, in a bid to strengthen professional outcomes for local artists, as well as to share ideas, culture and knowledge. 

“We’ve got one of our strongest conference program’s to date, covering topics which strongly reflect current trends within the industry and address some of the issues associated with our geographical isolation from some of the larger music markets in the world,” said Raynor. 

There will be 28 panel sessions, forums and workshops held over the course of the expo with topics ranging from Selecting The Lineup, which will canvas the opinions of directors and programmers from some of the worlds biggest music festivals; as well as Spotlight On Asia, an exploration of what is fast becoming the key music region in the global market; to the context of Indigenous content at major festivals with The Culture of Contemporary Indigenous Music

The full conference program will be announced soon.

This year’s national and international delegates and conference guest speakers include representatives from: 
Glastonbury Festival (UK), Exit Festival (Serbia), Barbican (UK), BBC (UK), WOMAD Festivals (UK), Fuji Rock Festival (Japan), The Agency Group (USA), Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada), Sziget Festival (Hungary), WOMEX (Germany), Paquin Entertainment (Canada), Modern Sky (China), Blue Frog Media (India), Chugg Entertainment, MONA FOMA, Bluesfest, WOMADelaide, Peats Ridge Festival, Future Entertainment, Sounds Australia, Boomerang Festival, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, APRA|AMCOS, Songlines, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival, Meredith Music Festival, Premier Artists and many more.

The AWME conference component is complimented by a small film program and an extensive music program which will feature leading roots artists from around the world performing in over 50 showcases taking place at Arts Centre Melbourne, The HI-Fi, Toff In Town, Ding Dong Lounge and Lounge. 

Tickets are on sale now through the venues.
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AWME 2012 conference program
Delegate registration is now open at www.awme.com.au/delegates-registration-2012

Early bird registration for a 4-day Delegate Pass ends this Sunday, 07.10.12

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL INVITES SYDNEY TO DO THE OVO “BUG DANCE” !!


CUSTOMS HOUSE FORECOURT, CIRCULAR QUAY
WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER, 1PM TO 1.30PM



Sydney – Tuesday 2 October, 2012 Cirque du Soleil is currently presenting OVO in Sydney, a spectacular show which invites audiences into the colourful and energetic world of insects. On Wednesday 3 October at 1pm, a swarm of Cirque du Soleil performers, representing fleas, beetles, spiders and crickets, will take over the forecourt at Customs House, Circular Quay and they are inviting Sydney-siders of all ages to join them in the Bug Dance.

The Bug Dance squad will be on hand to teach the basic moves in the lead up to a mass Bug Dance flash mob, featuring 12 members of the cast of OVO.

Directed by Deborah Colker, the first female director at Cirque du Soleil, OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The cast of OVO is comprised of 54 performing artists from 16 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning flying trapeze act, in which six flyers soar 40 feet in the air, making this the biggest act of its kind to ever be presented under a big top by Cirque du Soleil. It combines many circus disciplines, including banquine, Russian swing and swinging chair. The finale features 20 artists running, jumping and leaping up a 24-foot vertical wallhting Designer ├ęclairagesa creative team for the first time at Cirque du Soleilerms of distance


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - OVO
Now playing until 25 November 2012, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Tickets can be purchased online via www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.

TWO FACES OF JANUARY - FIRST LOOK IMAGE


Photography by Jack English
Chester (Viggo Mortensen), Rydal (Oscar Isaac), Colette (Kirsten Dunst)



The first picture of THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY has arrived.

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, the film is currently shooting in  Crete, before moving to Athens, Istanbul and Ealing Studios in London.

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY is a stylish international thriller based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith adapted for the screen by Hossein Amini (DRIVE), who also has his directional debut here. Please see below for a short synopsis -

1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette's beauty and impressed by Chester's wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner.

However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester's affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester's jealousy and paranoia, leading to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY is produced by Working Title and Timnick Films. STUDIOCANAL finances and will distribute in the U.K., Germany, France, Australia & New Zealand, selling the rest of the world. Hoyts Distribution will release the film in 2013.

ROBERT PATTINSON TO TOUR SYDNEY FOR THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2




HOYTS DISTRIBUTION is thrilled to announce that ROBERT PATTINSON, star of the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 will be coming to Australia to promote the final instalment in the global phenomenon. 

As part of the Sydney only tour later this month, Robert will be participating in media interviews to support the NOVEMBER 15 release of the film, and will appear at a fan event on Monday 22nd October, details of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The astonishing conclusion to the TWILIGHT SAGA franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. 

Academy Award® winner Bill Condon directed both the first and second part of the two-part finale starring KRISTEN STEWART, ROBERT PATTINSON and TAYLOR LAUTNER. The film, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, was written by MELISSA ROSENBERG with WYCK GODFREY, KAREN ROSENFELT and STEPHENIE MEYER producing.

About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series

THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson & Taylor Lautner and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together...even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.  The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in Australian theatres on December 11, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second instalment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 19, 2009, the third instalment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released July 1, 2010, and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 was released on November 17, 2011.

About Hoyts Distribution

In July 2012 STUDIOCANAL acquired HOYTS DISTRIBUTION Pty Ltd, one of Australia & New Zealand's leading independent film distributors.

Hoyts Distribution has been operating a successful film distribution business in Australia and New Zealand for over 10 years, becoming one of Australia's leading independent film distribution companies. Hoyts Distribution boasts a film library that contains over 120 titles, including four films from the highly successful SAW series and all of the films from the enormously popular Twilight franchise, including the final instalment, The Twilight Saga: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, which opens in cinemas November 15.