Congratulations to all the nominees for this year’s Sydney Theatre Awards, with special mentions for our clients. Lily Newbury-Freeman was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in an Independent Production for On the Shore of the Wide World. In productions for the STC, we’re delighted to announce that Julie Lynch‘s colourful Costume Design earned her a nomination for Noises Off as well as Max Lyandvert‘s tremendous Score/Sound Design for earned him a nomination for his work on Macbeth. Nominated for Best New Australian Work is Sue Smith‘s wonderful play Kryptonite which played at the STC and STCSA. Nick Payne‘s play Constellations (Darlinghurst Theatre Company) was nominated for Best Independent Production and our writing client Kate Mulvany was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Tartuffe.
Congratulations again, for the full list of nominees, click here.
Cameron’s is delighted to congratulate the following clients who have been nominated for the 4th Annual AACTA Awards. The AACTAs honour screen excellence in Australia across film, television and documentary.
Andrew Anastasios – Best Original Screenplay for The Water Diviner
Blake Ayshford – Best Telefeature or Miniseries for Devil’s Playground
Marden Dean – Best Cinematography for Fell
Peter Duncan – Best Television Drama Series for Rake Series 3
Peter Duncan – Best Screenplay in Television for Rake Series 3, Episode 1
Xanthe Heubel - Best Costume Design in Television for The Outlaw Michael Howe
David Michôd - Best Direction for The Rover
Garry Phillips - Best Cinematography for The Railway Man
Matt Villa – Best Editing for Predestination
Matt Villa – Best Editing for The Water Diviner
Please visit the The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts website at www.aacta.org for the full list of nominees.
We are delighted to congratulate Julia-Rose Lewis as the recipient of the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.
The Fellowship provides Julia with a writer’s commission and support for the development of the new play from Belvoir.
Julia won the award with her first play Samson, an Australian coming-of-age story set in a country town which fizzes with truth, both the brutal and the beautiful. Samson will make it’s mainstage debut in a Belvoir & La Boite co-production in April and May 2015.
Anthea Williams, Belvoir’s Associate Director – Literary is quoted saying, ‘Julia loves people and she loves the way they talk. She has a great ear for voices and creates characters that feel specific and quirky yet utterly believable. Samson is such a strong debut play that we’ve programmed it in our 2015 Season and I’m so pleased we get to work with Julia on her next professional work.’
Congratulations to Cameron’s clients Felicity Abbott and James Croke for their wins at the 2014 Australian Production Design Guild Awards. The awards recognise design excellence across stage, screen and multimedia design.
Felicity received the APDG Award for Design on a Television Drama for her work on The Outlaw Michael Howe, whilst James accepted the Autodesk Award for Design on a Short Film for his short, Shift.
The inaugural Australian Production Design Guild Awards event was held on Monday 24th November, 2014.
Congratulations, James and Felicity!
Rake took home the award for Best Drama Television Production of the Year at the 2014 Screen Producers Australia Awards on Tuesday evening. The Awards celebrate outstanding Australian screen content and creators.
Rake, created by Cameron’s Peter Duncan, will return to ABC1 in 2016 for a fourth season.
For a full list of the night’s winners, click here.
Jo Butler has joined Cameron’s this month as our literary agent, replacing Sophie Hamley, who left the agency in early October after eight years to become a non-fiction publisher at Hachette Australia.
Jo has worked in the Australian publishing industry for nearly 20 years and has an honours degree in English Literature and a law degree. Her most recent in-house publishing position was as associate publisher for the Fourth Estate imprint at HarperCollins, where she published local and international authors, including Steven Carroll, Geraldine Brooks, Andrea Goldsmith, Linda Jaivin, Jessie Blackadder, Jessie Cole, Lionel Shriver, Jonathan Franzen and Michael Chabon. For the seven years she was at HarperCollins, prior to being a publisher, she also held positions as commissioning editor for literary fiction and senior editor of fiction and non-fiction, working on a range of genres.
Jo also worked at Random House for four years as a senior editor, working on literary fiction, commercial fiction, memoirs, true crime, young adult fiction, business and sports books. In addition, she has worked as a freelance editor and publishing consultant for most of Australia’s publishing houses, including HarperCollins, Penguin, Random House, Allen and Unwin, Pan Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Black Inc and NewSouth Books. At the beginning of her career, she also worked as a bookseller for several years and a legal editor.
Throughout her career, Jo has appeared at festivals and writers’ centres speaking about publishing, editing and the agent—publisher relationship, and has taught masterclasses in how to get published. Recently she was one of the three mentors for mid-career senior editors in a biennial residential editorial program run by the Australia Council.
Jo is really excited about now using her skills and contacts in the publishing industry to represent the clients of The Cameron Creswell Agency, and to partner with the agency’s creative division in exploring film, television and stage rights in the books we represent.
Welcome to the glittering jewel of that other Oz. Fading screenwriter Colin is not long in Sydney before he’s seduced by its obsession with success. Teaming up with well-connected hack writer Mike, Colin finds himself in a tug of war between artistic ambition and big bucks. Fame and fortune – not to mention Mike’s criminally hot girlfriend – are up for grabs.
Part love letter, part hate mail to the harbour city, Emerald City is one of the best works by Australian theatre’s most beloved craftsman and commentator, David Williamson. Three decades after it was written, it still captures the ballsy spirit of the ’80s and retains its skewering sharpness – a panoramic view of the city that’s always prized beauty over brains.
For more information or to book tickets, click here.
Congratulations to the team behind Please Like Me on their International Emmy nomination. Particular congrats to client Liz Doran who script produced and and wrote on the series.
Up against three other nominees from Brazil, Belgium and South Africa Please Like Me has received a nod in the comedy category and is the only Australian nominee among the 40 nominated in 10 categories
This international nod follows Time Magazine listing the show as one of The 10 Best New TV Shows of 2013, they then went on to praise the series further along with outlining how the American cable channel Pivot picked up the show and ordered a second season in an article titled How an American Network Saved One of TV’s Best Twentysomethings.
The winners of the International Emmys will be announced on November 24 in New York.
Andrew Lancaster’s documentary The Lost Aviator debuted last night at the prestigious London Film Festival. The film documents the true and fantastic tale of Andrew’s great uncle, Bill Lancaster.
In this entertaining documentary, Andrew Lancaster tells the colourful life story of Bill Lancaster, a pioneering aviator who fell in love with his female co-pilot Chubbie Miller during their record-attempting 1927 joint effort to fly from the UK to Australia. The journey turned them into celebrities of the day, but when their funds dried up in Miami a few years later the relationship soured, taking a tragic turn when Bill was charged with the murder of Haden Clarke, an American writer with whom Chubbie had become involved. In an adroit blend of archive, interviews and reconstruction, Lancaster explores the murky details surrounding the subsequent trial. What makes the film especially fascinating is the director’s uniquely personal connection to his subject: he is Bill’s great nephew and he stirs up all kinds of family sensitivities in making the film. An engaging documentary that revolves around a question with wide resonance: how much can we truly know of our forbears?
The documentary screens again at LFF on the 19th of October. You can grab tickets and view the trailer here.
It will see an Australian release in early 2015.