Filmmaker Jane Campion receives prestigious Cannes award

New Zealand-born, Australian-based filmmaker Jane Campion has been acknowledged by her peers receiving the prestigious Carrosse d’Or in Cannes last week. Her latest work, a six-hour critically acclaimed crime miniseries ‘Top of the Lake’ was filmed in New Zealand and is set to be aired on UK’s BBC2.

The Great Gatsby enjoys star-studded Sydney première

Moviegoers and literature fans have been anticipating the release of Baz Luhrmann’s big screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which officially opened the Cannes Film Festival last week. The movie enjoyed it’s première in Australia on Wednesday night, at a star-studded event held at Sydney’s Fox Studios.

Hobbit gives Australia the ring of approval

Scottish actor Billy Boyd was recently in Australia and he found time to chat to LESLEY SLADE about The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, as well as his love of surfing, Jedis and music…