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Tony McNamara Nominated for Writer’s Guild Award

Tony McNamara has been nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award for Episodic Comedy for his script ICE from season 3 of THE GREAT! Read the full list of nominees here. 
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2024 AWGIE Winners!

Congratulations to Tony McNamara and Tom Holloway, winners at last nights AWGIE Awards!
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Get a published copy of RBG: OF MANY, ONE

Grab a published copy of RBG: OF MANY, ONE by Suzie Miller now via Currency Press Heather Michell is currently reprising her iconic role in Sydney Theatre Company’s return season and Australian tour, directed by Priscilla Jackman.
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THE LEWIS TRILOGY

Louis Nowra talks to Michael Cathcart on Radio National about Griffin Theatre’s final production of THE LEWIS TRILOGY before a major redevelopment.   LISTEN HERE
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Laura Murphy’s ZOMBIE! THE MUSICAL

Laura Murphy’s ZOMBIE! THE MUSICAL

Catch Laura Murphy chatting about her brand new work ZOMBIE! THE MUSICAL, on the Theatre Thoughts Australia podcast. Playing at the Hayes Theatre from March 8 0 grab your tickets here!
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THE MAGIC FLUTE: Reviews

THE MAGIC FLUTE, directed by Kate Gaul for Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House, 1 February-16 March 2024 4 Stars from Stage Noise – “THE MAGIC FLUTE is a triumph for director Kate Gaul” 3.5 Stars from The Sydney Morning Herald
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Trailer: POPULATION 11

Trailer: POPULATION 11

The trailer has dropped for POPULATION 11, a brand new series from Stan Australia, Lionsgate and Jungle Entertainment. Episodes 5-8 directed by Ben Young Director of Photography Kieran Fowler POPULATION 11 drops March 14 on Stan
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Trailer: THREE WOMEN

Trailer: THREE WOMEN

Check out the trailer for THREE WOMEN, coming to Stan on February 16. Maggie Story directed by Cate Shortland Hawaii unit DOP Bonnie Elliott.
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AWGIE Nominations 2024!

Congratulations to all HLA writers nominated for AWGIE Awards! TELEVISION – SERIES Kim Ho, THE NEWSREADER S2 ‘PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME Tony McNamara, THE GREAT S3 ‘ICE’ COMEDY – SITUATION OR NARRATIVE Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella, A CHRISTMAS RANSOM (co-write with Timothy Walker) STAGE – ORIGINAL Grace Chapple, NEVER CLOSER STAGE – ADAPTED Tom Holloway, MUSEUM OF MODERN LOVE
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IL TABARRO Review

“For those who aren’t familiar with IL TABARRO, this is the perfect introduction. For those who are, Costi’s fresh take is bound to please.” Directed by Con Costi Lighting Design by Matt Marshall Read the Limelight review here
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AUDREY at SXSW

Natalie Bailey’s debut feature film AUDREY will have its world premiere in competition at SXSW 2024! Read the announcement via Variety
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GREASE Reviews

“The set design helmed by James Browne is truly world-class, creating spectacular set pieces that garnered collective awe from the entire audience.” – The Au Review “James Browne’s eye-popping all-white costumes … with Browne offering lots of colourful, stylish looks that channel classic 1950s glamour, with touches of rockabilly edginess (including his eye-catching Rizzo wig)” – Limelight Set and costume design by James Browne.
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POOR THINGS Golden Globes Win!

POOR THINGS has won BEST PICTURE – Musical or Comedy at the 2024 Golden Globes! Screenplay by Tony McNamara
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POOR THINGS Australian Release

Catch POOR THINGS in Australian cinemas from December 26! Screenplay by Tony McNamara
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Charles Williams’ INSIDE Wraps in Vic

Charles Williams’ debut feature film starring Guy Pearce Toby Wallace, Tara Morice, Michael Logo, Chloé Hayden, Vincent Miller and British actor Cosmo Jarvis. Read the announcement here.
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Tony McNamara’s POOR THINGS Nominations

Congratulations to Tony McNamara on the recent nominations for POOR THINGS Best Film, Ghent International Film Festival Best International Feature, Gotham Independent Film Awards Grand Prix du Jury, La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival Emeric Pressburger Prize for Best Feature Film, Miskolc International Film Festival Best Adapted Screenplay, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Picture,Chicago Film Critics Association
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AACTA Nominees 2023!

A massive congratulations to all of the HLA Clients nominated for AACTA Awards this year! Best Indie Film: MONOLITH – directed by Matt Vesely Best Film: THE ROYAL HOTEL – production design by Leah Popple, costumes by Mariot Kerr Best Costume Design in Film: CARMEN – Emily Seresin SERIOUSLY RED – Tim Chappel Best Short Film: NOT DARK YET – Bonnie Moir Best Drama Series: BAY OF FIRES – directed by Natalie Bailey and Wayne Blair BUMP S3 – directed ...
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Kate Woods to Direct KANGAROO

Director Kate Woods is gearing up to shoot KANGAROO in Alice Springs and NSW mid-next year, with the film now financed. Read the full announcement here!
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STRIFE – Streaming Now!

STRIFE – Streaming Now!

STRIFE is now streaming on Binge and Foxtel! Episodes written by Lexi Freiman and Romina Accurso Edited by Deb Peart
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Cameras roll on Justin Kurzel’s THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH

Justin Kurzel’s NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH has begun production for Curio Pictures and Prime Video. Read the full announcement here 
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PAPER DOLLS Trailer

Check out the trailer for PAPER DOLLS, a brand new drama series coming to Paramount+ on December 3. Episodes directed by Nina Buxton.
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GATSBY at the Sydney Opera House

Tickets are on sale now for GATSBY, a cabaret directed by Craig Ilott, with lighting design by Matt Marshall. Get them via the Sydney Opera House now!
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Lexi Freiman’s THE BOOK OF AYN

Lexi Freiman’s latest novel, THE BOOK OF AYN hit shelves this week. Read a profile on the book, and Lexi here via Vulture.
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BAD BEHAVIOUR

Listen to Alice Englert chat about her film BAD BEHAVIOUR – in cinemas now!
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