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Call for applications for Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowship

AFI Conservatory.

Submissions will open on September 3 for the second Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowship, a scholarship providing full tuition for a student to attend the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory.

The Conservatory’s two-year program offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in one of six disciplines: cinematography, directing, editing, producing, production design and screenwriting.

Funded by screen industry veteran and philanthropist Greg Basser and his wife Kiera O’Neill, the Fellowship will cover tuition plus a stipend toward living expenses. Applicants can enter the AFI Conservatory in one of the six disciplines offered.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded to cinematographer Meg White. White, who is entering her first year of study at the AFI Conservatory says: “I look forward to beginning my studies at the AFI Conservatory and will endeavor to make the most of the relationships, exposure, access and work prospects the Fellowship and AFI will provide.”

Basser, who
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Epic Films/ABC’s ‘First Day’ rolls in Adelaide

‘First Day’ on set.

Written and directed by Julie Kalceff, Epic FilmsABC children’s series First Day is shooting in Adelaide.

A spin-off of a stand-alone episode commissioned in 2017, the four-part series stars Evie Macdonald as Hannah Bradford, a 12-year-old transgender girl who is navigating the first term at her high school.

She not only has to face the challenges that come with starting a new school but find the courage to live as her most authentic self.

Epic Films’ Kirsty Stark, who is producing with Kojo Entertainment’s Kate Croser, said: “Having travelled around the world with the original episode of First Day, it’s fantastic to now be shooting our full series back home in Adelaide.”

Kalceff said: “I feel very privileged to be telling this story. I’m excited about working with Evie again and to have the opportunity to explore Hannah’s journey in more detail.
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Aftrs announces the Onbass Giant Steps Scholarship

Aftrs Bachelor of Arts: Screen Production students.

Aftrs, Greg Basser’s Gentle Giant Media Group and the Onbass Fund today announced a new scholarship to support students to study at Aftrs.

The Onbass Giant Steps Scholarship will enable students who show great merit and who need financial assistance to study at Aftrs.

Valued at $22,500 for each recipient, the first scholarship will be awarded to a student commencing the Bachelor of Arts: Screen Production in 2020. Thereafter it will be awarded annually.

Basser launched the Gentle Giant Media Group after stepping down as CEO of the Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, with the aim of partnering with major Us studios and independent producers, matching projects with creative and technical talent in Australia and co–producing for both film and TV.

The Onbass Fund established by Basser and his wife Kiera O’Neill supports education and youth focused not-for-profit entities and programs in Australia and the Us,
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Kodie Bedford takes the ‘Mystery Road’ to success

Kodie Bedford.

When Kodie Bedford sets out to create a project or is offered a writing gig, she looks for three elements: Strong female characters, a regional setting which harks back to her childhood in country Wa, and a genre piece.

So far everything the Indigenous writer has accomplished in her burgeoning career has ticked all three boxes, with credits on Grace Beside Me, Robbie Hood and Mystery Road as well as the horror short Scout, which marks her directing debut.

“I pinch myself every day as I get to tell stories; I am living the dream,” she tells If. She turned to screenwriting after working as a cadet journalist for Sbs before moving to the ABC as a researcher on documentary series Message Sticks.

A graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Communications and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney,
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Meg White receives inaugural Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship

Meg White.

Cinematographer Meg White was today named as the inaugural recipient of the Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship, a full-tuition scholarship for emerging Australian filmmakers to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory.

Created in partnership with Screen Australia and the Onbass Family Trust formed by former Village Roadshow Entertainment Group CEO Greg Basser and his wife Kiera O’Neill, the fellowships will provide two years full tuition and fees as well as some support for living expenses and flights from Australia.

The fellowships are presented in collaboration with G’Day USA, where White was introduced as the inaugural recipient at the 16th annual G’Day USA Los Angeles gala.

“The Screen Australia Onbass Fellowships have opened another door for Aussies looking to add to the ranks of filmmakers in the Us market and beyond, and with the benefit of learning quite literally in Hollywood’s backyard on the AFI Campus,
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Look Back on the Year in Hip-Hop With ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’

Rolling Stone’s Charles Holmes and Brendan Klinkenberg sat down in our SiriusXM studio to look back on an eventful year in hip-hop, from Drake’s never-ending dominance to the continued ascension of Cardi B and our latest cover star, Travis Scott. Rap’s generational battle continued but, as Klinkenberg points out, “the kids won” — an outcome that was always inevitable. The episode also delves into the year’s triumphs, feuds and controversies, from Nicki Minaj’s battles to the dark story of Tekashi 6ix9ine, and explains how the
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Movie Review: Jim Jarmusch gives Iggy Pop the usual rock-doc treatment in Gimme Danger

If Jim Jarmusch were a type of music, which one would he be? Over the course of three decades as a filmmaker, he’s worked with a wide variety of musicians: John Lurie, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Joe Strummer, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Jack White and Meg White, Gza and RZA, and on and on. His own band, SQÜRL, plays droning avant-garde noise rock in a vaguely Boris vein. One musical genre Jarmusch decidedly does not embody, however, is punk—his sensibility is far too laid-back to express that sort of raw power. So while it’s not surprising that he’s chosen to make a documentary about Iggy Pop And The Stooges (Iggy having previously played small roles in Dead Man and Coffee And Cigarettes), viewers making the same demand as Gimme Danger’s title will likely be disappointed. Considering how cheerfully its subject courted controversy, this is a chummy
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The White Stripes Reunite — To Blast Donald Trump: ‘Disgusted’ By ‘Illegal’ Use Of ‘Seven Nation Army’ In Campaign Video

The White Stripes broke up years ago, but faux siblings Jack White and Meg White are banding together to blast Donald Trump for his campaign’s unauthorized use of the band’s hit “Seven Nation Army” in a campaign video. Trump has raised the ire of numerous musicians since embarking on his presidential campaign, being taken to […]
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On this day in pop culture history: A ‘Brady Bunch’ girl went to prom with Davy Jones

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On this day in pop culture history: A ‘Brady Bunch’ girl went to prom with Davy Jones
44 years ago today, “The Brady Bunch” welcomed a very exciting guest star. The Monkees’ heartthrob Davy Jones appeared on the December 10, 1971 episode of the classic sitcom. Jones played himself in the episode, which had Marcia Brady (president of the Fillmore Junior High Davy Jones Fan Club) trying to get Jones to sing at her prom. He grants her wish, and then some — he’s her prom date too! Other notable December 10 happenings in pop culture history: • 1966: The Beach Boys’ single “Good Vibrations” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. • 1967: Otis Redding died in a plane crash. • 1969: “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” opened in theaters. • 1976: Queen’s 7” single “Somebody to Love” was released in the U.S. On the same day, their album “A Day at the Races” was released in the U.K. • 1992: The musical “My Favorite Year” opened on Broadway. • 1998: The Amnesty International
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Jack White Wishes We Would Stop Writing Blog Posts Exactly Like This One

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Jack White Wishes We Would Stop Writing Blog Posts Exactly Like This One
The rise of the hot take news cycle has been tough on everyone, but it's been toughest of all on Jack White, whose musical career has long since been eclipsed by his new position as the inspiration for thousands of quick-hit blog posts. Some highlights: Jack White at the Cubs game, Jack White on the Foo FightersJack White's guacamole recipe, and just last week, Jack White on Tidal. Now, in the wake of his widely aggregated comments on Meg White, White's label has hit back at what it calls the "Jack White Click Bait Bingo Exhaustion" on its Facebook page: "No offense to any journalists that are 'just doing their job' in this current 1 hour news cycle environment, pull quote, tabloid atmosphere [Ed. note: None taken!] but this is what happens when you isolate aspects of a conversation between a musician and his fans in a private forum and put it out
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Jack White firms up new Dead Weather single and White Stripes live album

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Jack White firms up new Dead Weather single and White Stripes live album
Jack White may have just released his new solo album, but the man's keeping busy with a couple other of his personal projects. The Dead Weather and old material from The White Stripes are on the move... The Dead Weather -- his quartet with members of The Kills, Queens of the Stone Age and The Raconteurs -- is planning on releasing a new full-length in 2015, and a single has been plotted for release this fall. The 7" gold vinyl single of "Buzzkill(er)" b/w "It's Just Too Bad" will be out initially via White's Third Man Records subscription club, with the subscription deadline of July 31. There is a preview clip of the first song below. The digital versions of both songs will be out at a later date. The Dead Weather released two new songs "Open Up (That's Enough)" and "Rough Detective" back in January. They will be included in the 2015 set.
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Stream Jack White's new album, 'Lazaretto' in full

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Stream Jack White's new album, 'Lazaretto' in full
Jack White, who issued an apology—sort of— to The Black Keys, Meg White, Adele, and lots of other folks on Saturday, continues to build up to the June 10 release of his new solo album, “Lazaretto.” Today, a fourth track from the album, “Temporary Ground,” emerged, following White’s debuting the song at Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival yesterday. He performs the country-flecked song acoustically after he has a little trouble with the power. You can here the album version on iTunes, which is streaming “Lazaretto” in full.
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Jack White Apologizes to Black Keys, Everyone

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Jack White gave Rolling Stone an earful in this month's cover story, and now he's apologizing to a good swath of the music industry, specifically the Black Keys, Meg White, Adele, and the list goes on. "I wish the band the Black Keys all the success that they can get," he says in a lengthy apology posted to his website . He dismisses earlier comments—in which he compares the Black Keys to "kids at school who dress like everybody else" and says he hears "TV commercials where the music's ripping off sounds of mine, to the point I think it's...
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Jack White Issues Formal Apology to Black Keys, Meg White, More After Rolling Stone Cover Story

Jack White Issues Formal Apology to Black Keys, Meg White, More After Rolling Stone Cover Story
Too late to apologize? Jack White hopes that's not the case! The rocker, 38, decided he had a lot of explaining to do after his cover story came out in Rolling Stone this month.  In it, he took credit for the Black Keys' success and called former bandmate Meg White an emotionally reserved "hermit." To explain the meaning behind his comments, Jack posted a lengthy note on his site titled "An Apology And Explanation From Jack White."  "I felt in a way forced into talking about very private [...]
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Jack White issues massive apology for recent digs at Black Keys, Adele and others

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Jack White issues massive apology for recent digs at Black Keys, Adele and others
It appears that Jack White is regretting some of the candid remarks he made about The Black Keys, his former White Stripes bandmate Meg White and others in a lengthy Rolling Stone interview recently. On his Third Man Records site, White issued a massive "explanation" and "apology" for his statements, saying, "I should make a statement to clear up a lot of the negativity surrounding things I’ve said or written, despite the fact that I loathe to bring more attention to these things." Much of his missive focuses on the veteran rock duo Black Keys, whom White has slandered as watered-down imitators. "I wish the band the Black Keys all the success that they can get," White explains, without actually retracting any of his previous statements. "I hope for massive success also for their producer and songwriter Danger Mouse and for the other musicians that their band employs." White
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Jack White -- Finally Apologizes to the Black Keys

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The feud between Jack White and The Black Keys is one step closer to being squashed -- 'cause the ex-White Stripes singer released a lengthy apology Saturday to try making amends. Rolling Stone published an interview with Jack White Saturday that seemed to further his beef with the Black Keys ... but hours later White backtracked saying his words came out wrong -- so he felt inclined to apologize.We broke the story ... Jack's ex-wife submitted
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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Star Wars' director Edwards still set for 'Godzilla 2'

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Star Wars' director Edwards still set for 'Godzilla 2'
In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: "Star Wars" spin-off director Gareth Edwards is still set for "Godzilla 2." Also: "Sherlock's" Benedict Cumberbatch and "Parks and Recreation's" Adam Scott are joining Johnny Depp in "Black Mass," "Community" veteran Gillian Jacobs is joining HBO's "Girls" for Season 4, Syfy acquires sanitized "Spartacus" repeats, Stephen King's "It" will now be a two-part movie at New Line, Jack White look back on Meg White and the White Stripes, and more Catch up here:
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Jack White records new single 'Lazaretto,' releases vinyl in record-breaking time

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Jack White records new single 'Lazaretto,' releases vinyl in record-breaking time
Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl. The singer and guitarist called it the "world's fastest-released record." But don't look for it in the Guinness World Record Book, as White admitted he doesn't know if anyone else has attempted the feat. The stunt was a promotion for Record Store Day and his upcoming album, "Lazaretto." White performed Saturday morning at his Third Man Records label. As he was playing, fans could watch on television the acetate record being cut in a room behind the stage. After the title song from the upcoming album, he also recorded a cover of Elvis Presley's "Power of My Love," which was the B-side on the record. The master was then hustled over to the United Record Pressing plant,
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12 Best Songs To Punch The Roof Of Your Car To

Working Title Films

Driving is a stressful occupation, but nothing releases the pressure better than slamming your fist into your vehicle’s roof in time to some boom therapy. Whether revelling in the highs (be it on the triumphant route home after another merciless eight hour grind at the office) or tunnelling your way out of the lows (such as dragging yourself down the long, grey road home after another merciless eight hour grind at, of course, the office) bashing your car roof with tightly clenched mitts provides a reflexive form of psychoactive treatment. It’s as beneficial and cleansing as a deep session with the most masterful of therapists. All it costs is a litre of gas and maybe some brain cells, which let’s face it were probably dying anyway. It’s a compelling act that can be performed alone or as part of a group, where the
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10 Best Jack White Moments

Columbia

Jack White’s humble beginnings as a musician in Detroit based-bands The Upholsterers, The Go and Two Star Tabernacle led him to later form The White Stripes; one of the most renowned and critically acclaimed rock groups in music history. Since then, there have been a plethora of side-projects, bands, singles, albums, films, documentaries, and plainly speaking ‘instances’ of absolute brilliance. Love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that he is a very accomplished human being.

Although he is most recognisable as a musician, over the years he has been an actor, a producer, and more recently founder of the pioneering Nashville-based label Third Man Records. Not to forget that prior to embarking on his extensive music career, he was an upholsterer, allegedly leaving poems and the demos of whichever band he was in at the time in people’s furniture. Certainly an original way of getting noticed,
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