EVENT Hosted by Deborah Hutton

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Media Release: Monday, August 31, 2015

EVENT
Hosted by Deborah Hutton

Starts Sunday, September 6 at 5.00pm AEST exclusive to Foxtel Arts

Episode One features actors Barry Otto and Susie Porter and exclusive live performances by beatboxer Tom Thum and violinist Richard Tognetti AO

Australia’s thriving arts scene will be showcased in a brand new monthly show produced exclusively by Foxtel Arts called EVENT, hosted by Deborah Hutton and premiering on Sunday, September 6 at 5.00pm AEST.

Filmed in the Foxtel studios and exploring everything that’s new in Australian music, theatre, visual arts and books, EVENT will give viewers an up-to-date look at what’s happening around the country in the arts world, from current shows, to festivals, exhibitions and interviews with local and touring talent.

EVENT will feature in-studio interviews with Deborah and some of Australia’s leading and up-and-coming artists, as well as live in-studio performances and regular segments.

Episode one includes interviews with Australian acting royalty Barry Otto – currently appearing in Seventeen at the Belvoir and celebrating 50 years in acting; award-winning actor Susie Porter backstage at Sydney Theatre Company ahead of the upcoming season of Death and the Maiden – and acclaimed violinist Richard Tognetti, celebrating 25 years as the Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Richard Tognetti will also perform, along with YouTube sensation and beatboxing virtuoso Tom Thum, who is set to play alongside the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Brisbane Festival in September.

Deborah will be joined in the studio each month by ABC Radio National presenter and arts commentator Cassie McCullough.

Cassie will present up-to-date arts news and host The Critics’ Corner, a monthly segment featuring two guest journalists and their no-holds-barred critiques of current books, music and theatre.

She will also interview the show’s monthly Artist in Residence, which features an Australian artist creating a piece of artwork right in front of the viewers’ eyes – and the big reveal at the end of the show. Episode One features street artist Tim Phibs.

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GOGGLEBOX SEASON 2 PREMIERES

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MEDIA RELEASE: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015

GOGGLEBOX SEASON 2 PREMIERES

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A TEASER

Foxtel and Network Ten today announced season 2 of the hit local production, Gogglebox Australia, the show about people watching television, will premiere on Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel on Wednesday, September 30, at 9.30pm, and broadcast on TEN on Thursday, October 1, at 8.30pm.

Gogglebox was the break-out show that had everyone talking, capturing the reactions of 10 ordinary Australian households as they watched the nightly news, argued over politics, cheered their favourite sporting teams and digested current affairs and documentaries.

Each week Gogglebox took the temperature of the nation and left us with some of the most memorable quotes, like Lee & Keith, who shared some sage advice on TV love scenes; Keith “Why is everything in slow-mo?”, Lee “Because it lasts longer!”

Janet (The Kidd Family) asked the question about the Kardashians that’s on everyone’s mind: “Why does anyone want to keep up with them?”

Angie wasn’t a fan of chef, Gordon Ramsay; “Gordon Ramsay hot? I’d rather s*#@ in my hands and clap!”

Anastasia taught us some Greek history; “The Greeks taught everyone how to make everything”, and what it means to be a “Malaka”. She also asked the age-old question “Who is Larry and why is he so happy?”

And when Tom wasn’t sipping on a cocktail he was talking about his drinking and dating habits: “I’ve been blind on a date, but not a blind-date.”

All your favourites from season 1 will be returning in season 2: vivacious friends and housemates, Angie & Yvie; best mates and larrikins with a thirst for life, Adam & Symon; bubbly Greek best friends, Anastasia & Faye; the close-knit Dalton Family; the fun-loving Delpechitra Family; the sports-crazy Jackson Family; the quirky, fun and intelligent Kidd Family; the couple happily married for 30 years, Lee & Keith; Indigenous Art Dealers, Mick & Di; and newly-engaged cocktail-loving Wayne & Tom.

Endemol Shine Australia, executive producer, David McDonald said: We’re delighted that all our Goggleboxers have returned for a second season and can’t wait to see their unique and funny take on TV’s latest offerings, while getting a little more insight into their lives.”

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Naomi Watts ‘demands more’ in new Presto campaign TVC launches this Thursday, September 3

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Media Release Aug 31 2015

Naomi Watts ‘demands more’ in new Presto campaign

– TVC launches this Thursday, September 3

Presto today announced Hollywood superstar Naomi Watts will be the face of its new advertising campaign, which launches nationally this Thursday, September 3.

Watts will feature in the campaign, titled “Demand More”, where she will embrace the more ‘demanding’ side of her personality playing an over-the-top version of herself.

Watts’ uncharacteristic behaviour is incredibly demanding, with requests for personalised jet-planes, an entourage, a choir and even a wolf instead of a dog, and is all performed without a fuss by the award-winning actor.

The Demand More campaign was filmed recently in New York by world-class director Jeff Low. Watts’ brother and renowned professional photographer Ben Watts captured the photography of the actress.

The campaign featuring Watts will be seen across TV, print, social and digital as Presto ramps up its marketing efforts to coincide with the launch of new programming and service innovations.

The adopted Australian actor was thrilled to be involved in Presto’s Demand More campaign saying: “Celebrities are often accused of having high demands. It was fun to play this arch character in a tongue and cheek way.

“Presto is all about demanding more from your experience and given the sheer amount of entertainment on offer these days, I love that we can now demand what we want to watch and when. I am certainly demanding about the TV shows I watch, so Presto more than works for me.”

Shaun James, Interim Presto CEO, said he was thrilled to have Naomi on board for the campaign: “The team loved working with Naomi and they had a lot of fun together. Naomi is the perfect fit for this role as she is not only a highly respected, instantly recognisable personality in Australia, but she is also considered to be someone who is anything but demanding. We hope it will be entertaining for Australians to see her in this tongue and cheek role.

“Our new Demand More campaign, in which Naomi features, shares the great news that unlike other SVOD services, Presto gives Australian viewers access to HBO content and exclusive TV shows like Aquarius, Mr Robot, The Walking Dead, some of Australia’s best dramas like Wentworth and Packed to the Rafters, as well as must-see movies. Australians really can be more demanding with their Presto on demand service.”

To view the new Presto television commercial featuring Naomi Watts, Click Here.

For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a one month free trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.

-Brad

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Gillmor Gang: Dog Days

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Google Plus Week 8/28/2015

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