Dec 29, 2011

Cory Monteith Meets Fans At Westfield Sydney

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Cory Monteith Meets Fans At Westfield Sydney

Today over 500 Australian Glee fans met Canadian actor and musician Cory Monteith at Westfield Sydney - city store.

Cory was there to promote Glee The Concert on Blu-ray and DVD, which fans snapped up from the JB Hi-Fi pop-up store.

It was wonderful to see Cory speak and get up close with the fans, as its the fans who ultimately tune in and buy merchandise which keeps actors in a gig.

Cory told the crowd that he was looking forward to holding a koala, which has long been a favourite wish of overseas actors while visiting our shores.

Something tells us a few of the young women in the audience might have imagined Cory was a koala, and wanted to cuddle up to him.

Show business bottom line - a lot of Glee DVD's were sold today, so it looks like long trip out here has paid for itself, and then some.

Glee can be seen on pay TV channel Foxtel many times per week, and of course now there's even more opportunities to own some of the Glee franchise on DVD.

A new series of Glee will be hitting Foxtel in 2012.

About Cory Monteith...

Cory Allan Monteith (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.

Websites

Glee
www.fox.com/glee

20th Century Fox
www.foxmovies.com

Westfield
www.westfield.com.au

Westfield Sydney Events
www.westfield.com.au/sydney/news-and-events/events

JB Hi-Fi
www.jbhifi.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Splash News
www.splashnews.com

Media Man News
www.mediamannews.com

Music News Australia
www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Meet Cory Monteith At Westfield Sydney Today; Glee Fans Unite!


Glee fans unite!

You are invited to meet Cory Monteith from Glee in person

When: 29th December 2011
Time: 1PM
Where: Level 2, Pitt Street Mall next to Zara.

Buy Glee The Concert on Blu-ray or DVD from the JB Hi-Fi pop-up store on the day, for your chance to be amongst the first in line to meet Cory!

About Cory Monteith...

Cory Allan Monteith (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.


Websites

Glee

20th Century Fox

Westfield

Westfield Sydney Events

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Splash News

Media Man News

Music News Australia

Dec 27, 2011

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' movie release



Renowned director David Fincher ('Fight Club', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button') has signed on to create this American remake of Stieg Larsson's best-selling 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', which will be released nationally today.

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Directed by David Fincher

Starring Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. The film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon.

See you at the movies.

Websites

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Sony Pictures Australia

Sony Pictures

Music News Australia

Media Man News

Dec 21, 2011

Western Australia To Host 84 Events in 2012

Western Australia will host down under's richest golf tournament and an international festival of action sports next year.

Announcing the Eventscorp 2012 Calendar in Perth, Tourism Minister Kim Hames said Western Australia would host a record 84 events next year, 16 of which will be new events.

The $US2 million Perth International golf tournament in October is fully expected to attract some of the world's best golfers.

"Perth has a strong history of hosting successful international golf events, notably the Heineken Classic, Johnnie Walker Classic and the Lexus Cup, and this tournament will well and truly put the city back on the golfing map," Dr Hames said.

He said it would be the only tournament in Australia to be sanctioned by the European Tour.
"We have a three-year agreement for this tournament with options to continue, and our goal is to develop the Perth International into a feature event in the Asia-Pacific region that is anchored in Perth," Dr Hames said.

Another new event is the Action Sports Games in Mandurah, which features rounds of the Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup.

New funding has also been announced for the Chevron City to Surf marathon to raise its international profile.

In addition, a new four-year funding deal has also been struck for the Perth International Arts Festival, starting with French production Place des Anges in February.

Dr Hames said the 84 events would be staged in 58 locations across metropolitan and regional WA.
"Our forecasts are that more than 1.2 million people will attend or participate in these events, they will generate more than 3500 hours of TV coverage and be broadcast to a potential audience in the hundreds of millions around the globe," he said.

"Importantly for WA's tourism industry, those events are expected to generate more than 100,000 international and interstate visitor nights and deliver more than $221 million worth of value to the state."

Eventscorp is the state government's event agency under Tourism WA.

January
2012 Fireball Sailing World Championships
Hopman Cup XXIV
Lancelin Ocean Classic
Test Match – Australia v India
Mount Barker Grapes and Gallops
Yallingup Surfilm Festival
The Doctor
WA Circus Festival Wind on Water Festival
Champbikx Probikx National Series Rounds 3 & 4
Indian Ocean Classic and IronMan and IronWoman Series

February
Busselton Jetty Swim
One Day Internationals
Perth International Arts Festival
Perth Track Classic
Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
Geographe Bay Race Week
V75 Inter Dominion Championship
South West Craft Beer Festival

March
Margaret River Wine Region Festival
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
Taste Great Southern
Nannup Music Festival
GAMEX
Mandurah Crab Fest
Action Sports Games Mandurah
FotoFreo 2012: the City of Fremantle Festival of Photography
UCI World Cycling Tour Qualifier
2012 Perth International Track Cycling Grand Prix
Margaret River Pro
Forest Rally

April
Hyden 450
Fremantle Street Arts Festival
York Antique and Collectors Fair
Valley View Vintage and Military Weekend
All Australian Car Day IX

May
Broome Beach Polo Festival
Shark Bay Annual Fishing Fiesta
3 Waters Marathon
V8 Supercars
Busselton Festival of Triathlon
Nguyuru Waaringarrem Halls Creek Music Festival
A Night Under the Stars at Karijini
Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival
Ord Valley Muster

June
York Gourmet Food and Wine Festival
Whale Song Augusta
Pinjarra Festival
Leonora Golden Gift
Albany Classic Motor Event
YouYi Games
Truffle Kerfuffle – Southern Forests Food Festival
Picasso to Warhol: Twelve Modern Masters

July
To the Moon and Back Festival
Revelation Film Festival
Mowanjum Festival
AFL Masters WA – Broome Carnival
Mundaring Truffle Festival

August
Avon Descent
Morawa Art Show and Exhibition
Cinef├ęstOZ
City to Surf
Shinju Matsuri Festival

September
Perth Fashion Festival
Rugby Championships, Australia v South Africa
Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show
Australian Short Course Swimming Cable Beach Invitational
Australasian Safari
Hidden Treasures Great Southern Bloom Festival

October
The Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival
Perth International Monaro Nationals
Bunbury Dolphin City Festival Cape to Cape MTB

November
Anaconda Adventure Race
Blues at Bridgetown Moora Cup Races
Beverley Harvest Festival

December
FINA World Junior Men's and Junior Women's Water Polo Championships U18
Ironman Western Australia Triathlon
Lighthouse to Leighton

Websites

Eventscorp - Tourism Western Australia

Tourism Western Australia

Music News Australia

Media Man News

Dec 7, 2011

Hidden Treasures of Sydney; Photography Award Winners Share With Charity

Sydney City Rotaract earlier this evening announced the winners of the 'Hidden Treasures of Sydney’ photography competition with their 'Night With The Artists'.

Over 200 amateur and professional photographers entered the competition and the field was narrowed down to just one, with my close artistic friend Eva Rinaldi making the final with her 'Sailing Opera House', and Greg Rollo's 'George Street' photo being selected for the calendar's front cover.

An intimate audience of art lovers and philanthropic minded people gathered to celebrate art, photography and people power.

Out of all the speeches given my favourite was that of Briar Wards (Youth Insearch) who shared with the captive audience that when she was a troubled youngster she was sceptical about 'Youth Insearch', however they assisted her to the extend where she believes that in fact "saved her life", and judging by Ms Wards emotion speech, I believe her. It sure kept things real and relative to the cause, and why we were there - photography and art for a worthy cause.

Hidden Treasures of Sydney Calendar

$15.00
The Hidden Treasures of Sydney 2012 Calendar showcases a secret side of Sydney and the fabulous photography skills of our local talent. This 210 x 297mm, 130gsm Gloss art design is a perfect size for the home or office, and is a great last minute Christmas gift for the Sydney Sider or especially an international mate. The Calendar features a spectacular photo for each month and any relevant public holidays. All proceeds from the sale of this calendar go towards local charity Youth Insearch, a community organisation that coordinates weekend programs focused on resolving adolescent issues at a peer level for young people aged between 12-17 years.

January


Name: Kiss me, Kite
Artist: Bellinda Dune
Location: Palm Beach

February


Name: The View
Artist: Ian Ibrahim
Location: Brighton le Sands Sydney

March


Name: Marie Nekoodast
Artist: Autumn Songs
Location: Rozelle

April


Name: Luna Harbour
Artist: Nkechi Beka
Location: Sydney Harbour

May


Name: Intelligent Arches
Artist:
Fiona Pine 
Location:
University of Sydney Quadrangle Camperdown

June


Name: Sailing Opera House
Artist: Eva Rinaldi
Location: Sydney

July


Name: Elegance is an Attitude
Artist: Ondrej Holiencin

August


Name: Solo
Artist: Greg Rollo
Location: George Street, Sydney

September


Name: Washing Machine
Artist: Ian Ibrahim
Location: Little Bay, Maroubra, Sydney

October


Name: Couple
Artist: Greg Rollo
Location: Town Hall Station, Sydney

November


Name: Escape
Artist: Mark Tipple
Location: Bronte Beach, Sydney

December


Name: Hanging Feet
Artist: Michelle Vierboom
Location: Manly Wharf

The full list of winners (which sees their photographs showcased in the 2012 calendar) is:

Belinda Dunn - 'Kiss Me Kite' (January)

Ian Ibrahim - 'The View' (February)

Marie Nekoodast - 'Autumn Songs' (March)

Nkechi Beka - 'Luna Harbour' (April)

Fiona Pine - 'Arches' (May)

Eva Rinaldi - 'Sailing Opera House' (June)

Ondrej Holiencin - 'Elegance is an Attitude' (July)

Greg Rollo - 'Solo' (August)

Ian Ibrahim - 'Washing Machine' (September)

Greg Rollo - 'Town Hall Station' (October)

Mark Tipple - 'Escape' (November)

Michelle Vierboom - 'Hanging Feet' (December)

David Burns, Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, selected twelve photographs to appear in the 2012 calendar.

Winners received (1) 200 free digital prints card and a Paxtons photography course.

The calendar will be sold across Sydney with proceeds donated to local charity, Youth Insearch.

Youth Insearch is a Sydney-based charity empowering young people to take responsibility for their lives by giving them the opportunity and skills to develop their self esteem and play a positive role in society.

The competition was managed by Sydney City Rotaract, a dynamic group of students and professionals aged 18-30 who want to 'make a difference' in the community and across the world.

Sponsored by Rotary International, Rotaract Clubs are part of a worldwide organisation of 170,000 individuals in 7,000 clubs covering 160 countries and geographic areas.

Details on becoming a member of Sydney City Rotaract are available from the website: www.sydneycityrotaract.org.au

Well done to all involved with the event.

Websites

Sydney Rotaract

Sydney City Rotaract - 2012 Calendar

Youth Insearch

Paxtons Photographics

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Media Man News

Music News Australia

Hidden Treasures of Sydney Calendar winners announced

Hidden Treasures of Sydney Calendar

The Hidden Treasures of Sydney 2012 Calendar showcases a secret side of Sydney and the fabulous photography skills of our local talent. This 210 x 297mm, 130gsm Gloss art design is a perfect size for the home or office, and is a great last minute Christmas gift for the Sydney Sider or especially an international mate. The Calendar features a spectacular photo for each month and any relevant public holidays. All proceeds from the sale of this calendar go towards local charity Youth Insearch, a community organisation that coordinates weekend programs focused on resolving adolescent issues at a peer level for young people aged between 12-17 years.

January


Name: Kiss me, Kite
Artist: Bellinda Dune
Location: Palm Beach

February


Name: The View
Artist: Ian Ibrahim
Location: Brighton le Sands Sydney

March


Name: Marie Nekoodast
Artist: Autumn Songs
Location: Rozelle

April


Name: Luna Harbour
Artist: Nkechi Beka
Location: Sydney Harbour

May


Name: Intelligent Arches
Artist:
Fiona Pine 
Location:
University of Sydney Quadrangle Camperdown

June


Name: Sailing Opera House
Artist: Eva Rinaldi
Location: Sydney

July


Name: Elegance is an Attitude
Artist: Ondrej Holiencin

August


Name: Solo
Artist: Greg Rollo
Location: George Street, Sydney

September


Name: Washing Machine
Artist: Ian Ibrahim
Location: Little Bay, Maroubra, Sydney

October


Name: Couple
Artist: Greg Rollo
Location: Town Hall Station, Sydney

November


Name: Escape
Artist: Mark Tipple
Location: Bronte Beach, Sydney

December


Name: Hanging Feet
Artist: Michelle Vierboom
Location: Manly Wharf