The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-07-14T21:59:37Z STARS, FILMMAKERS AND VETERANS ANNOUNCED TO ATTEND DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE 2019-07-14T21:59:37Z stars-filmmakers-and-veterans-announced-to-attend-danger-close-the-battle-of-long-tan-australian-premiere Luke Bracey (Point Break, Hacksaw Ridge), Alexander England (Alien: Covenant, Gods Of Egypt), Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt), Nicholas Hamilton (IT), Emmy Dougall (Home and Away) , Travis Jeffery (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Queenslander Lincoln Lewis (Gallipoli TV Mini-series, Bait) will attend the Australian Red Carpet Premiere of upcoming film DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN on the Gold Coast on July 21.Inspired by true events, DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is a nail-biting and dramatic exploration of war illustrating heroism, mateship and the sacrifice of battle. Starring a standout Australian cast including Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Stephen Peacocke (Hercules, Me Before You), and Richard Roxburgh (Breath, Rake), DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), from a script by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl).The filmmakers including Director Kriv Stenders,  BAFTA-nominated Writer Stuart Beattie and Producers Martin Walsh, John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz will also attend.This film is a moving tribute to the 108 extraordinary Australian (105) and New Zealand (3) soldiers, predominantly from Delta Company of Queensland’s 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR) 1966, who fought in this historic battle. The Premiere will be attended by numerous Long Tan veterans, including former Company Commander Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith SG MC (retired), WO1 Robert Buick MM (retired), Major Geoff Kendall MG (retired) and Dr Bob Grandin PhD (Flight Lieutenant RAAF, retired), along with many dignitaries and celebrity guests.The Premiere will take place on Sunday July 21 at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair, and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland, The Gold Coast Film Festival & Event Cinemas. Tickets  are now on sale and only a few seats remain.For three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of 2,000 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is releasing in Australian cinemas on August 8, 2019. Produced by Red Dune Films and Deeper Water Films, with investment from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and Saboteur Media.-ENDS- MEDIA INFORMATIONAll Tickets $20 and can be purchased here .The public screenings commence at 4:30pm & 4:40pm VIP Event Details: Sunday July 21Event Cinemas Pacific FairPacific Fair Shopping CentreHooker Boulevard, Broadbeach 2:30pm Guest Registration Open3.15pm: Red Carpet Arrivals4:30pm: Premiere (on sale to the public)Q&A follows the film For further media and interview enquiries please contact Transmission Films Qld Publicity Georgina Stegman - Think Tank Communications | 0415 622213 |   Official key art and new images now availableThe full trailer is available to viewhere  | | #dangerclosemovie  | |   Darrell Kelley Release of 3rd Album Making Some Waves 2019-07-09T15:00:09Z darrell-kelley-release-of-3rd-album-making-some-waves As previously predicted last spring, Darrell Kelley, who's put out a steady stream of recordings in the last year has now released a new album that takes the musician, spiritual leader, author and entrepreneur for a 180 ° turn in a new artistic direction. "Get Wild" is a step in Darrell Kelley's transition from the non-secular to the secular side of R&B/Hip-Hop music. The 10 songs on this album are about love, relationships, sex and even drug use. They will not only surprise many of the fans who have followed him since the beginning of his career, but will surely upset a few. Perhaps the rustling of these fan's feathers was something Kelley anticipated and he even eerily hinted at in the title of his initial EP release in 2018. Coincidence or premonition, we are left on your own to decide.  "Storm Is Coming" was his debut R&B/contemporary Gospel EP in 2018 acting as the musical launch pad leading to multiple radio singles that included the radio chart climber "Believe in Something (Kneel)", a scathing rebuke of the Colin Kaepernick controversy and critique of the lack of social justice many races and economically struggling citizens are afforded in our society. To kick off 2019 he officially released his debut album titled "Unity". This was followed by his April 25, 2019, sophomore album titled "Here Ends the Lesson". Like "Unity" it shared his philosophies of love, acceptance, respect, and of course unity, which he detailed in Darrell Kelley's "The Book of UWGEAM". A book that spawned a new religion Kelley calls UWGEAM. UWGEAM is an acronym used to summarize his belief in the God of the universe, God of the world, God of all gods, God of everything, and God of anything including one's self. Beliefs he not only shared with millions of viewers on his programs broadcast on The NOW Network, but also as a guest on various ABC, CBS and NBC television networks.  Last week, July 5, 2019, was the worldwide retail street date for Darrell Kelley's third album. North American radio and press campaigns have already been launched to promote "Get Wild". The album name is derived from the first song of ten tracks on his compilation and is a remix and reworking of a song of the same name on his prior nine track non-secular second album, "Here Ends The Lesson". Mainstream Top 40 and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop radio stations have already been serviced with his single, "I'm So High", which is also a featured track on this full length release. It's dealing with touchy subject matter that could force the FCC hand down a ruling if it causes too much controversy when aired by the various broadcasters in more conservative radio markets.  Additional personal appearances and other events will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Darrell Kelley's press kit will be provided upon request to all members of the media by contacting the representative listed below. He is presently available for interviews and/or appearances. More news, updates and other information about upcoming events may also be found at:         Media Contact: Stevie B Mia Mind Music Phone: 800-843-8575 Email:  The M Agency wins Queensland Music Festival 2019-07-08T23:13:41Z the-m-agency-wins-queensland-music-festival The M Agency, a media, content and creative agency, has today announced their appointment to handle the 2019 Queensland Music Festival. The agency won the business following a competitive pitch against unnamed agencies. The incumbent agency is Ogilvy and billings are undisclosed.   For over 20 years Queensland Music Festival has delivered the gift of music to over a million people across more than 100 locations throughout Queensland.  Since its inception the Festival has grown from a biennial state-wide event to a creator of annual festivals and events, and will be producing over 800 live music experiences for the 2019 Festival.  By its geography, length, participation and attendance, the Queensland Music Festival is the largest live music festival in the world.   Over three weeks from 5th to 28th July, the Festival will unfold in an unforgettable musical journey through the cities, regions and remote corners of Queensland.  From the large outdoor opera experience to intimate and bespoke concerts, world premieres, and mass community participation projects, it will be a unique musical experience like no other.     The M Agency was appointed to deliver creative services inclusive of, yet not limited to, ideation, creative concepting, campaign development, logo design, brand guidelines, editorial design and various collateral materials for rollout.   Linda Gordon, Director of Marketing & Communications, Queensland Music Festival said: “The M Agency team has been an absolute pleasure to work with.  I was looking for a creative agency that completely understood our business and could deliver fresh and compelling creative.  I sought out The M Agency, which has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made.  The team’s ability to connect, take the time to get to know our brand, understand the challenges and our strengths, culminated at the unveiling of our Festival brand.”     The M Agency’s Founder and CEO Emma Triggs added: “Welcoming new clients to our creative roster is a sheer delight and hearing such positive feedback from them is the icing on the cake.  I am very proud of the work we have developed.  Our creative team has done a fantastic job and it’s this type of work that is attracting more clients to the agency.”             The 60 second video can be viewed here Bendigo Writers Festival 2019 program 2019-07-03T02:22:51Z bendigo-writers-festival-2019-program-1 Bendigo Writers Festival has unveiled the full three-day program for August 9 to 11, with a galaxy of stars and a supernova of sessions set to light up the end of winter. “We’ve dusted off the mirror balls, for a bit of retro party-time,” Capital Venues and Events manager David Lloyd says. “With a new venue to add to our constellation, the Festival Precinct will now be even more accessible and welcoming, so audiences will enjoy hearing all the absolutely brilliant writers on this year’s program.” The Festival launch was held at Bendigo Bowls Club, which will host sessions throughout the day, and then become the Festival Club on Friday and Saturday nights. Festival director Rosemary Sorensen announced the international writers on the program, as well as some of the 150 Australian speakers heading to Bendigo in August. Festival guest Greg Fleet spoke about the writing life, as a comedian, memoirist and novelist. Feature events in Ulumbarra Theatre at the Festival this year include Friday night’s World of Food with Food Safari presenter, Maeve O’Meara. On Saturday night, world-renowned astrobiologist Paul Davies tackles the biggest question of them all - What Is Life? And for a dazzling finale, the internationally acclaimed surgeon Munjed Al Muderis will present the Closing Address on Sunday at 4.30pm, talking about how hope and courage can change lives. “Gastronomy is big on this year’s program,” Ms Sorensen said. “We are keen supporters of the City of Greater Bendigo’s bid to become a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, so we have food writer Jill Dupleix, sustainable farmer Charles Massy and food-and-mood expert Felice Jacka, on the program. “We’re welcoming British philosopher AC Grayling for discussions about democracy, criminal psychologist Julia Shaw, to talk about evil, and from New York, Min Jin Lee, to talk about Korea.” Also on the program: Clementine Ford on Boys Will Be Boys Louise Milligan on Cardinal John Marsden on Parenting Alan Kohler on Money and Ethics Benjamin Law on Growing Up Gay Ranjana Srivastava on A Better Death Speakers include Peter Doherty, Chloe Hooper, Kerry O’Brien, Ginger Gorman, Kate Forsyth, Jessica Rowe, Don Walker, Greg Fleet, Jane Caro and Don Watson. The Text Marks the Spot free schools program takes place on Friday, and a new series of Entrée Events on Friday morning give audiences a chance to get out and about in Bendigo. “We’re delighted to be collaborating with the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, for an event with the “bad Buddhist”, Meshel Laurie,” Ms Sorensen said. “And in the heart of Bendigo, at the beautiful Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum on Pall Mall, there’s a first-time event about the women poets of Central Victoria writing during the First World War. “There’s a special launch too, of a new book about Bendigo, called Sludge, to be launched by John Brumby, Chancellor of La Trobe University.” Bendigo Writers Festival is presented by the City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with La Trobe University and supported by Bendigo Tourism. Crucial ANZ reveals the future of 3D printing and customisation 2019-06-26T23:55:37Z crucial-anz-reveals-the-future-of-3d-printing-and-customisation Not that long ago, the concept of printing 3D objects seemed like a sci-fi fantasy and the only famous 3D printer was Star Trek’s meal ‘replicator’. Today, however, 3D printing is an increasingly important technology that is used across industries to speed up processes and cut costs; it is also enabling consumers to benefit from personalised products. As Netflix-style content consumption rises, consumer demand for personalisation grows. We now expect our TV shows to be recommended to us or our food choices to be logged and remembered. This demand for personalisation, extends across everything we do, including our hobbies. Benjamin Lzicar, Technical Analyst at Crucial explained, “With the promise of a truly unique and personalised product, people who build their own PCs are turning to 3D printers to ensure their builds stand-out and make an impression. As more and more gamers move away from buying off-the-shelf PCs and start building their own, there’s a growing trend for creating personalised and customised rigs. Not only do people building PCs enjoy the experience of designing and making them, but it satisfies their demand for a truly unique PC that sets them apart from the crowd. Like everyone, gamers yearn to have something to call their own. When you build a computer that you have invested lots of time and money in, and that computer reflects your personality creatively, you can’t help but feel rewarded every time you boot it up to play a game.” As it becomes easier to share ideas and information about building custom computers via Facebook groups, forums or Reddit, more people are empowered to take a shot at creating a unique gaming system of their own than ever before. Lzicar continued, “`By 3D printing your own parts, you are able to personalise a lot more than just the colour of your case. For example, say you bought some RGB DRAM for your build and not only did you want to customise the lighting setup, but you also wanted to customise the lightbar itself — with 3D printing, you can. If you need an adapter to mount your new SSD but don’t have one, you can simply print one in your house. You can also 3D print your favourite gaming character and have him stand guard inside your case over your precious graphics card!” Making these small, personalised touches to your PC build isn’t tricky and doesn’t require a huge 3D printer. In fact, many people go to a local library or Maker Lab that rent out printers, so it’s even possible to get your custom-made PC without purchasing a pricey unit. Lzicar added, “When 3D printers for consumers first entered the market, they would cost several thousands of dollars, while industrial 3D printers used in manufacturing cost as much as a million dollars each. Nowadays, a good consumer 3D printer would cost several hundred dollars or even less, thanks to advancements in the technology that have reduced cost and complexity. Combine those two factors with the ever-growing DIY tech scene, and we’ll continue to see more and more people utilise the wide world of 3D printing, whether it’s to create a custom fan grill for a PC or making unique cookie cutters for their grandma.” As the widespread adoption of 3D printing practice continues and 3D printing technology advances, we will see prices continue to fall over time. At the moment, there are still some financial and practical limitations to 3D printing such as printer cost, printer size, and time; however, improvements are continually being made and 3D printing opportunities are more accessible than ever. While many industries, such as aerospace and automotive, already benefit from 3D printing, we’ll start to see the consumer benefit as costs come down, and perhaps someday you will find a printer in everyone’s garage. But practically, how would this work? Well, many companies provide starter files that allow you to design your own computer accessory. Or you can find lots of computer related things to print in online repositories like Thingverse. You can import these files into a free 3D editing program like Blender, make your own custom modifications, export to your printer splicing software, then print away! However, this technology doesn’t stop at PC builds; the potential for its use is massive. The cars we drive, medicine we take, and food we eat can all be impacted by 3D printing — building a PC is just an awesome addition Benjamin Lzicar concluded, “So, if you would like to personalise your PC, try 3D printing parts for yourself. Whether that’s with your own 3D printer or using one in a shop down the road, if you want your PC build to be truly unique, 3D printing your parts is a fun and cost-effective way to do so.” Follow Crucial onlineFacebook:™: James Pratt Asked To Italk LA 2019-06-26T14:09:04Z james-pratt-asked-to-italk-la Leadership Content, Pop Culture and Stage Drama collide this July 12th in Los Angeles, when iTalk LA holds its next leadership event at the former estate of Frank Sinatra. The world-renowned iTalk events confirmed they have asked in-demand Australian actor and celebrity auctioneer James Pratt to join the star-studded line up of speakers this July in Los Angeles. This is the first time an Australian talent has been asked to speak at iTalk. Pratt who is fast building an esteemed reputation internationally has impressed iTalk in the past with his skillset, and if he confirms, he will be join the best across USA Film, Television and Fashion including Sean Stone, film actor and son of the legendary film maker Oliver Stone, celebrity stylist Ali Levine, MTV’s Chanel West Coast, and Frank Knuckles former percussionist for The Roots and The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, all whom will be showcasing specific leadership advice aimed at inspiring the next generation of pioneers Motivational Leadership events are growing rapidly in popularity, but with this growth also comes higher expectations from the audience according to Jen Montague, co-founder and Sr. Director of ITalk, and who’s worked hard at making sure her events are keeping up with the progressive trends. One of the biggest challenges right now is to build events that satisfy the moment-by-moment engagement that audiences are craving and not just millennial audiences but audiences of all ages. Content has to grip them, keep them, and provide them an opportunity to participate, to party, to network and so much more. The content has to be engaging enough for them to then share it online and on social media with their own followers. In other words, it’s about the experience said Jen Montague Director of ITalk, who enjoys merging her music conservatory and theatre roots with her corporate leadership and human resources professional experience. The infusion of pop culture is another unique facet of the platform, keeping audiences engaged. We’re pushing leadership and pop culture forward with iTalk said the world acclaimed International DJ Casper, Co-Founder and Director of Music for iTalk and DJ for “super producer,” Rodney Jerkins. In April iTalk Philadelphia featured speakers such as, Meisha Johnson (CBS Anchor) Stephen Hoelper, Vice President of Product, Comcast NBCUniversal and Desiree Rogers –former CEO of Johnson Publishing, LLC and former Social Secretary for Barack Obama’s Administration. But it was not just the speakers and their content serving as the engaging hook; the event featured live music and some original works by The International DJ Casper, along with the fact that the event was held on the roof of the majestic Kimmel Centre at sunset, ensuring an emotive and inspiring set of colours as the backdrop for learning and the perfect party scene. This July, guests attending iTalk LA can expect to experience the same type of star power! Tickets are currently selling fast. Frank Sinatra’s mansion will serve as the backdrop for leadership development and empowerment in Los Angeles. The International DJ Casper signed to DarkChild Entertainment will be doing a live set to turn up the crowd, all culminating in a truly dope leadership-club “experience” iTalk has termed “Motivational Nightlife.” The keynote speakers will also be cutting down there talk time to under 10 minutes to allow for better interaction with guests after speaking. iTalk provides three directives to their iTalkers Be Bold (make a strong impact), Be Brief (under10 minutes) Be Gone (get off the stage). The event also covers an array of topics all aimed at increasing those looking at self-improvement and being inspired; Courage, Vision, Change and more. Although it’s not yet confirmed if Pratt has accepted his invitation to be a keynote speaker, it’s another testament to the enormous international reach iTalk Events attract, and the high calibre of talent their speakers have. Ultimately, challenging attendees to: think non-traditionally, identify creative solutions to problems and share their own stories, based on their passionate why, is how Jen describes this next exciting ITalk event and the iTalk platform. For more information go to The 3 Most Popular Bucks Party Activities Revealed 2019-06-26T03:12:51Z the-3-most-popular-bucks-party-activities-revealed The results are in, and it's official: blokes love a bit of action when they're at a bucks party. It can take a lot of convincing to get a guy down the aisle, but the idea of a wild night with his best mates to wave goodbye to bachelordom requires no such twisted arm. So how do Aussie blokes like to celebrate their final hours before throwing away the key to the old ball and chain?  Beer?  Certainly.  Babes and boobs?  No doubt. With over 1000 bucks parties under our belt we looked into what men really love to do for their bucks party and the results may surprise you. It turns out they love fresh air and the high seas.  A backhand draw and a weighted offset.  And 9 holes on the crispest of crisp fairways.  What on earth are we talking about? 1. The party boat Yarr, me hearties!  It turns out that guys don't want grog, grub, games and girls for their bucks night.  They want grog, grub, games and girls ... on a party boat! Big Boys Club's party boat cruise has turned out to be an absolute winner on the high seas, as big strong blokes lap up the sunshine and the most beautiful of views.  We're talking about 1/ beautiful Port Phillip Bay, and 2/ sexy sailor girls serving unlimited beers.  Now you're talking! The package includes inner city pick-up, exclusive three-hour usage of the party boat, a tasty 7:1 ratio of blokes to topless waitresses, and saucy parlour games like lingerie twister (ooh!) and strip beer pong (oooooh!).  Throw in a strip show, man-sized finger food and a bus to the strip club with VIP entry, and you've got one of the most winning bucks parties on planet earth. 2. Lawn bowls Beer and babes on the high seas may sound like fun, but do you know what soon-to-be former bachelors and their mates enjoy even more for a bucks party?  Beer, babes and a smooth-as-silk bowling green. Huh?  Big Boys Club calls it Barefoot Bowls - because all you need to do to enjoy this super-popular bucks party package is take your shoes off.  The blue-rinse mob will vacate their favourite green for two exclusive hours so that you, your mates, and several Bowling Beauties can play with funny-looking balls.  Ahem. As with all of these excellent packages, it includes pick up and drop off, topless waitresses with saucy party games in their rucksacks, a strip show, unlimited beers and finger food, and a VIP bus to the city strip club.  Perhaps the blue-rinse mob really do know how to have a great time. 3. Golf But if boats and bowls are man's third and second-best friends, then what grabs number 1 spot as THE most popular bucks party package?  One word: golf. Complete with clubs, caddies and collared shirts, golf is indeed the great Scottish export (with the possible exception of Glenmorangie Scotch).  It combines science, sport, and Zen mental exercise.  What on earth could possibly make man's perennially favourite weekend pastime even better? How about a Beer Cart following in the slipstream of the Golf Buggy?  Check.  How about a couple of extremely cute caddies in the driving seat?  Check again.  How about a 3 hour bucks party once your 9th hole at stunning Albert Park is sunk?  Triple check. Big Boys Club will take care of the club hire, the golf carts and the cute caddies, and if the weather turns foul, we'll switch you over to the state of the art X Golf simulator and you can try your luck on the world's best Links courses (without needing to bother about the 25 hour plane ride to Scotland). So there you have it.  It turns out that blokes want outdoor action to go with their beer and babes when they're celebrating a best mate's descent into married bliss.  Every one of these most popular of popular packages - and the dozen others offered up by Big Boys Club on a silver platter - ensures that an epic bucks party is easy, smooth-sailing and truly memorable.  So are your mates ready for Melbourne's best girls, and unlimited booze and fun that only those about to end their days of bachelor bliss should ever get to experience?  Visit for more great bucks party ideas in Melbourne. Influence with Integrity: How to Create Engagement with Heart 2019-06-24T23:55:48Z influence-with-integrity-how-to-create-engagement-with-heart The pursuit of fame for fame’s sake has been one of the Internet’s hallmarks, but in the era of “the influencer”, are we becoming tired of being sold to at every turn? According to author, thought leader and mindset coach Maria Boznovska, audiences are awakening to their need for authenticity in order to engage beyond one or two interactions with online personalties, regardless of how many followers they have amassed. “It is no longer about following the crowd and taking someone’s word as gospel, just because they have been labelled an influencer,” Maria says. “An authentic influencer doesn’t aim to tell people how to think, rather it is in their beingness of who they really are—on and off camera—that demonstrates an energy of authenticity that people naturally become attracted to. The audience can then determine their own truth.” Maria says an authentic influencer does not become “obsessed” with how many followers they have accrued, or with suggesting others should think the way they do. They encourage people to want to think for their own selves and tap into their own truth about any given situation. How to Create Social Engagement with Heart Maria’s tips for creating authentic relationships online: Awareness of your relationship with yourself is key. Are you coming from a place of love, acceptance and embracing who YOU are with compassion and understanding? This is key. The relationship with yourself is what you project to the world. It's how you see others and how you see the world, and in turn, how others see you. Clarify your top three values in life and in business. Are the aligned? These govern decisions you make and are what makes you live in alignment with your authentic self. Ask yourself: "In the context of my business, what are my three highest values?" "In the context of my life, what are my three highest values?" Then, sit back and observe. Are they aligned or profoundly opposite? Understand your message—your why—and then be fully self expressed in everything you do, say, write, and even how you dress. Your message and presence is then consistent. State: "This is who I am. How can I share who I am and be of service to others?" Most people ask: "This is who I am, do you like me?" and then twist and contort themselves to fit in and please the market. Thus, they lose the message they authentically want to share. Understand you are not for everyone. When you try to be someone you're not, there is a huge disconnect. Who you are authentically "being" is the message to the world. Own your vulnerability. Shine a light on where you feel vulnerable. By doing this way you heal yourself, and in the process heal others. This is our greatest equalizer—our commonality—that we all share: we have the same emotions, even though our stories may differ. It's what connects us and makes us feel seen, heard and validated for our experiences. Listen to understand, rather than merely listening to respond. Be interested, rather than interesting. Too often we think as an influencer we must be interesting and constantly make it about us. Without an audience you are not an influencer. Very quickly you realise it's not about you and necessarily your journey, rather it’s about others and how your journey and experiences and message can unite others and bring oneness. Don't aim for perfection - Trying to be perfect is the exact opposite of being authentic. However many people are afraid that if they make mistakes then they won't be seen as an expert. This is what makes you relate-able and how we gain experience and evolve to be and become. An authentic influencer doesn't aim to tell people how to think rather in "being" demonstrates a thought system of how to live congruently aligned. People can then determine their own truth. I do not want people to think the way I do, I merely want people to think: Empowered to think differently about themselves and about others. ENDS Media Contact: Shannon Dunn, Communeco +64 2 2 6362405 Transmission Films announces the Australian Red Carpet Premiere of DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN will be held on the Gold Coast 2019-06-20T00:56:52Z transmission-films-announces-the-australian-red-carpet-premiere-of-danger-close-the-battle-of-long-tan-will-be-held-on-the-gold-coast Transmission Films - Media Release View this email in your browser For immediate release: Thursday June 20, 2019 Transmission Films announces the Australian Red Carpet Premiere of  DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TANwill be held on the Gold Coast Transmission Films today confirms the Australian Red Carpet Premiere of DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN will be held on the Gold Coast on Sunday July 21, ahead of the film's national release in cinemas on August 8, 2019.  Starring an outstanding Australian cast including Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Daniel Webber, Nicholas Hamilton, Stephen Peacock, Alexander England and Richard Roxburgh, DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), from a script by BAFTA award winning Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral, Australia). Shot on location in South East Queensland, DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is a nail biting and dramatic exploration of war illustrating heroism, camaraderie, tragedy and the sacrifice of battle, and is inspired by true events.The premiere will take place on Sunday July 21 at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair, and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland, The Gold Coast Film Festival & Event Cinemas. The guest list includes veterans, dignitaries, cast and filmmakers. Tickets are also open to the public and are now on sale. “This film is a moving tribute to the extraordinary Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought this battle as part of Queensland’s 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR). After sold out advance screenings and wide praise at the Sydney Film Festival 2019 on the weekend, we are very excited about bringing this epic film home to premiere in Queensland,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten." This is a story of courage and heroism" said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk "More importantly it is OUR story and, as the years pass, more and more Australians will be hearing it for the first time.  A local film industry telling our stories is the best part of having a local film industry. It's why my government is so proud to support it."For three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN is releasing in Australian cinemas on August 8, 2019. Produced by Red Dune Films and Deeper Water Films, with investment from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and Saboteur Media.-ENDS- MEDIA INFORMATIONAll Tickets $20 and can be purchased here The public screening commences at 4:30pmEvent Details: Sunday July 21Event Cinemas Pacific FairPacific Fair Shopping CentreHooker Boulevard, Broadbeach 3pm: Guest Registration Open3.15pm: Red Carpet Arrivals4:30pm: Premiere (on sale to the public)Q&A follows the film For further media and interview enquiries please contact Transmission Films Qld Publicity Georgina Stegman - Think Tank Communications | 0415 622213 |   Official key art and new images now availableThe full trailer is available to view here  | | #dangerclosemovie  | |   GLOBAL GAMING PHENOMENON FORTNITE RETURNS TO THE MELBOURNE ESPORTS OPEN 2019-06-18T00:02:22Z global-gaming-phenomenon-fortnite-returns-to-the-melbourne-esports-open Melbourne, Australia - June 18, 2019 - ESL and TEG Live have today announced that this year’s Melbourne Esports Open™ will feature the return of the smash hit from Epic Games, Fortnite.   Across the weekend of Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, Fortnite fans will be able to join the action on an expanded “Fortnite Stage” in Margaret Court Arena, with action from the stage being broadcast in front of a live audience and online. Fans will also have the chance to play alongside popular content creators including ‘The Misfits’ on stage, with open tournaments running throughout both show days.   Melbourne & Olympic Parks is fast becoming an epicentre for Fortnite after the successful running of the “Fortnite Summer Smash” at this year’s Australian Open.   Fortnite will also be featured with the “Fortnite Free-Play Field” – an area within the “JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone” which in 2019 expands into Melbourne Arena – offering attendees the chance to get hands-on with one of twenty consoles that will be available for play across the weekend.   Each day, an all-ages dance competition will give entrants the chance to get up on stage and perform their favourite Fortnite dance moves, with prizes up for grabs for the best performances. Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan, Nick Vanzetti said; "Fortnite was a massive part of the Melbourne Esports Open last year, with players of all ages competing on stage in Margaret Court Arena.  We're excited to show Fortnite fans what we have in store for MEO 2019."   Following the success of the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open™ in 2018, which saw 12,000 esports fans attend across the two days, the 2019 event will expand to include activities within Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena and Grand Slam Oval.   Ticket Information Fans can enjoy a weekend at the Open from as little as $37.90 (Junior 2-day Ground Pass), with single-day tickets starting at $19.90 (Junior Saturday Ground Pass).  For tickets and further information head to the Melbourne Esports Open website or   The Melbourne Esports Open is presented with the support of the Victorian Government via its tourism and major events agency Visit Victoria.   - ends -   For more information, contact: Alex Blaikie - PR | ESL Australia   Pamela Philip – PPR T +61 2 9818 0929M +61 478 701 734   Follow the Melbourne Esports Open on social media: #MEO2019   ABOUT VISIT VICTORIA Visit Victoria is the State of Victoria’s primary tourism, business and major events company, leading the sector in creating, curating and communicating Victoria’s inspiring experiences to maximise visitation. Established in July 2016, Visit Victoria brings the best of Tourism Victoria, Victorian Major Events Company and Melbourne Convention Bureau under one brand that capitalises on commercial opportunities in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global tourism market. The team operates in a collaborative and agile environment that informs, connects and partners with industry and the Victorian State Government to amplify Victoria's profile.   ABOUT ESL: ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint (   ABOUT TEG LIVE: TEG Live is wholly owned by TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company. TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content in music, sport, family entertainment, esports and exhibitions. TEG Live connects millions of fans every year with unique live experiences and adds value to events with hospitality and sponsorship services. For more information, visit:   ABOUT JB HI-FI: JB Hi-Fi is Australia’s Largest Home Entertainment Retailer. Famous for low prices, the biggest brands and genuine personal service from our experienced specialist staff. JB Hi-Fi has a huge range of products across Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, DVD and Blu-Ray, Music, Console and PC gaming.ABOUT FAIRFAX EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Fairfax Events & Entertainment produces a portfolio of major events with an expanding calendar of culture, entertainment, food, sporting, business and family events attracting millions of participants each year. Fairfax Events & Entertainment partners with key stakeholders including advertisers, sponsors, charities, community groups, participants, sporting and government bodies. Some examples of the Fairfax Events are The Sun Herald City2Surf, Good Food Month, Night Noodle Markets, The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and American Express Open Air Cinemas.    ABOUT EPIC GAMES: Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at Follow @EpicGames for updates.     Afro Soundz Radio Is Now On The Air 2019-06-17T19:47:02Z afro-soundz-radio-is-now-on-the-air There’s a new radio station broadcasting in the USA and it has its roots in Africa. Their roots are in their culture, and their culture is rich with the many styles of music that have become their heritage. It’s a radio station comprised of DJs and programmers originally from the African Continent. Genres ranging from Highlife and Afrobeats are just some of the homegrown sounds they share with their listeners throughout the world via the Internet. Afro Soundz radio’s mission statement is to make the mind more curious, the heart more open, and the soul more joyful through the excellence of the songs they play on air to keep you on your feet.   Many in North America may be unfamiliar with the artists Afro Soundz radio broadcasts like Davido, Nasty C, Vanessa Mdee, Jidenna, Wizkid, Patoranking, GNako, Ebony, StoneBwoy, Ice Prince, Afro B, Larry Gaaga, or DJ Maphorisa. But tune-in to the station for a listen and you’ll hear many songs well worth remembering. It’s like going on a safari where the trail is a sonic landscape of driving drumbeats and rousing rhythms that is the Afro Sounds trademark sound. So tune in, kick back, and get ready to enjoy Afro Soundz radio and their beats that keep you on your feet. Afro Soundz radio’s press kit will be provided upon request to all members of the media by contacting the representative listed below. The station’s staff of DJs and programmers is presently available for interviews and/or appearances. Additional news, updates and other information about upcoming events and program information may be found at You may also find and follower Afro Soundz on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.    Media Contact: Stevie B Mia Mind Music Phone: 800-843-8575 Email: INSPIRATION FOR KIDS WORLDWIDE 2019-06-13T08:41:59Z inspiration-for-kids-worldwide To inspire kids worldwide to believe in their dreams, eco-friendly children's books publisher, blOOturtle Publishing, launches a "Flight Challenge" around the children’s book Willow Willpower at the end of May. The bookbased doll, Willow, is to be flown with the help of female pilots from Europe to the USA and back to her creator, Sarah Cannata, in Australia. In England, the Challenge starts with the young British pilot, Ellie Carter, who had the initial idea for this. In the meantime female pilots worldwide are called on to participate. Willow's experiences on every flight and in each country and city can be followed via blOOturtle's website and social media accounts. Paris, 13 June 2019 — The children's picture book, Willow Willpower, is all about believing in dreams and inspiring children to feel that they can achieve anything they truly put their mind to. Despite the fact that some female pilots have been world-famous since the early days of aviation, commercial aviation today is still very much a male dominated profession. At the end of 2018, the proportion of female pilots was a mere 5.18% worldwide (see BBC in November 2018) and the women’s share of new commercial airline licenses was below 3% at the beginning of 2019 (see iWOAW). In order to make it in this profession, a woman needs a strong belief in herself and her dreams. “The more we reiterate and highlight that anything is possible to kids at a young age, the more we inspire them to become whatever they want to be. Like Willow Willpower, we want kids to have big dreams. Ever since she can remember, Willow has dreamt of flying high in the sky. When Willow's mum takes her daughter to the local museum, Willow gets to know the aviation legend, Amelia Earhart. And that’s where the fun begins!”, said the Australian writer of Willow Willpower, Sarah Cannata. The message resonated with 16-year-old pilot Ellie Carter who made history in January this year when she became the youngest British pilot. "My father has written entire novels to strengthen my faith and encourage me to follow my dreams. I am very happy to promote Willow. We need books like that!“ says Ms Carter. A day after receiving her copy of Willow Willpower, she took the book in her "Taildragger" and posted her adventure on her Facebook page. But that was just the beginning - she then came up with a wonderful idea: to take a 'real' Willow onboard a flight with her and her colleagues! Nicola Ganaye, Creative Director of blOOturtle Publishing, was immediately excited about this idea, since this spirit is exactly what her publishing company stands for. "What could be more inspiring and motivating than witnessing the formation of a community of women pilots to fly Willow around the world on behalf of children?“ asks Mrs Ganaye. And author Sarah Cannata adds: ”Children cannot understand what they cannot see. So our women pilots will show that anything is achievable if someone truly believes in themselves, and with the little help from Willow Willpower.“ Eliane Schädler, a young illustrator from Switzerland, has created the look of Willow Willpower for the book - including her incomparably cheerful and curious gaze. Based on this image, belambolo - the maker of the doll - has crafted a one-of-akind Willow doll using only organic material. “The project is a wonderful challenge. Usually, I create Waldorf dolls but a ‘child’ who will fly around the world is a great idea that I needed to support,” explains Heike Gielen, the founder of belambolo. “It's fantastic to collaborate with an eco-friendly children’s book company and this wonderful story inspired me to give Willow a real body.” The Willow has just arrived at blOOturtle in Paris. blOOturtle will show Willow around the city first before embarking direct or with detours on her trip to Devon, UK, to officially launch the "Flight Challenge" with Ellie Carter. Will Willow find enough female pilots to fly high in the sky to Down Under?The challenge is on! If you want to join the challenge, contact Ms Ganaye via email to take Willow on your next flight! And please do spread the word: for the sake of all children, Willow needs all the support she can get! See our website for more information: About blOOblOOturtle Publishing is a young, eco-friendly children's book company. According to our slogan Thinking Kids, Thinking Planet! we combine fantastic and creative stories for kids with green, eco-friendly and hence, kid-friendly book production. We are involved in finding extraordinary stories that inspire and encourage kids while thinking of a healthy future for you and them. Visit our website to learn more about our concept and our planet focused trOOblOO publishing programs: Bethany Fisher Takes Out Top Gongs at What's On For Kids Awards 2019-06-12T14:26:00Z bethany-fisher-takes-out-top-gongs-at-what-s-on-for-kids-awards MELBOURNE - 13 JUNE 2019 - Prominent Australian children's entertainer, Bethany Fisher, has taken out two of the industry's most prestigious titles at the 2019 What's On 4 Kids Awards; showcasing her intergenerational popularity right across the country. Bethany was announced as the winner of the 'Best Kids Live Show' and the 'People's Choice for Kids Activity Industry Leader of the Year' at the What's on For Kids Awards gala dinner at Sheraton Grand Mirage on the Gold Coast on Saturday, 1 June 2019. The 2019 What’s On 4 Kids Awards - Recognising Excellence in Australian Kids Activity Industry event is Australia’s only industry event for the kids activity, family entertainment and party businesses. All nominations are judged by an independent panel with the ‘People’s Choice’ winners decided on community voting. Bethany says that she is honoured to have won and attributes her win to hard work and determination to succeed in an increasingly competitive entertainment industry. "I'm so fortunate to have a job that I Iove, and then to be recognised for all the effort put into choreographing, set design and video production. With every show we aim to make sure our fans are given an exceptional and entertaining performance each and every time." "I am so thankful to all my fans for their support and for placing their votes. There is such variety in children's activity and entertainment, so I feel so privileged that our fans have cast their votes to award us the People's Choice award."                                                                                             “I love what I do because I get to make kids smile. I think the world would be a better place if we could put the smiles on the faces of more people.” Elise Easdown founder of the What’s On 4 Kids Awards commented: “We feel very privileged to not only work with this industry but to also celebrate them with the What’s On 4 Kids Awards. Winning awards gives the industry recognition, increases team morale and workplace culture and leads to more family interest”. Bethany Fisher is one of Australia’s most popular children’s entertainers, performing her high energy, interactive, non-stop singing and dancing show across Australia to audiences of up to 60,000 people. Bethany performed It’s Time To Celebrate to open the 2019 What's On For Kids Awards along with her dancers, Mitchell Chapman and Brigitte Craig. Bethany will kick off her 'Christmas in July' tour across Melbourne next month performances will be held at Knox Community Arts Centre in Bayswater (7 July), MC Showroom in Prahran (14 July) and Romsey Mechanics Institute in Romsey (20 July). Tickets are just $12 and can be purchased via Keep up to date on Bethany’s social media accounts – Facebook and Instagram @bethanyfishermusic For more information on Bethany Fisher and upcoming performances, visit For more information about the What's On For Kids Awards, visit END   Editor's Note: High resolution images are available via this link:   Media Contact: Maria Crema, m: 0402 239 929 e: Bethany Fisher Bethany Fisher exudes enthusiasm, excitement and fun during each and every one of her performances, making her one of the most highly sought after children's performers in Australia. A combination of modern tunes, colourful, quality costuming, and polished choreography has seen Bethany catapult to fame and popularity in the live children's performance industry. Bethany's performances have intergenerational appeal which ensures her high energy and colourful shows entertain not only her young audience members, but also those who are young at heart. Bethany is the 2019 What's on For Kids Award winner for the 'Best Live Kids Show' and the 'People's Choice for Kids Activity Industry Leader of the Year'. She has performed at some of Australia's highlight events including, Carols in the Domain, The Ekka, Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal, Melbourne Day, St Kilda Festival, Summersault, Sunfest and many more. Australian Juggling Funnyman, James Bustar, Swaps Flaming Torches for Cake as he Leads World Juggling Day Celebrations 2019-06-10T23:00:56Z australian-juggling-funnyman-james-bustar-swaps-flaming-torches-for-cake-as-he-leads-world-juggling-day-celebrations From birthday cakes to candles, Australian funnyman, James Bustar, has some serious celebrating and messy juggling to do – and it’s all in the name of World Juggling Day! On June 15th, see Bustar make a right old mess juggling birthday cake and eating it too, as he joins jugglers from across the world as they come together to celebrate their common passion: juggling! World Juggling Day recognises the amazing feat of dexterity and skills required for the complex and thrilling art of juggling. So, be prepared to see everything from eggs to flaming torches flying high in the air with elegance, as jugglers ring in the most exciting day of the year on their calendar. World Juggling Day was first started by The International Juggling Association in the 1980s, to help spread the fun and centuries-old-sport of juggling. Bustar is encouraging fans of mayhem and antics to tick something off their bucket list on June 15th  and join in on the juggling fun, by trying a spot of juggling themselves or supporting a local juggling event or festival. The former graduate of the world-renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus and member of the International Jugglers Association has toured the world and performed in venues spanning the globe. Bustar, who has never found anything he doesn’t like to juggle, says he is proud to hold four world records for juggling. Which includes the most raw eggs juggled while hula hooping, the longest time to juggle while hula hooping, and the longest time juggling on a pogo stick. The world-renowned juggling-funny-man has also produced an in-depth instructional DVD titled “The Art of Throwing Up,” which teaches how to juggle up to five balls. He is encouraging people to pick up some balls on June 15th and learn how to juggle. The DVD is available from So what will Bustar juggle next? What world record will he break? Can he teach you how to juggle? We’ll have to wait and see this World Juggling Day!   For interviews, high res images, or if you would like James to juggle on your show, please contact James Bustar on Bondi Feast brings comedy, theatre, cabaret & circus to Bondi Pavilion this winter 2019-06-05T02:48:24Z bondi-feast-brings-comedy-theatre-cabaret-amp-circus-to-bondi-pavilion-this-winter A veritable feast of contemporary circus, dazzling burlesque, side-splitting comedy and genre-bending theatre returns to Bondi Pavilion on 9 to 20 July 2019 for Bondi Feast. Bondi Feast features more than 40 shows, starring performers from all over Australia and our first New Zealand act, physical sketch comedy delight Laser Kiwi. Circus is back in the Parlour Tent with a cross-generational circus about knitting, Total Theatre winner Casting Off, and Chasing Smoke, Australia’s only Indigenous contemporary circus ensemble. An extended festival garden will feature new and expanded performance spaces, free roving performances, food trucks and warming beverages. Beyond the walls of the Pavilion festivalgoers can explore Bondi with Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour or take in How to be Happy a theatre show/stadium pop concert on the back of a truck. The festival kicks off on Tuesday 9 July with a Gala Night, hosted by superstar disc jockey and fringe comedy hero Juan Vesuvius, that will whet the appetite for the feast of shows in the festival, including perennial Feast favourites Impromptunes, and cabaret darlings Adelaide Fringe Award-winner Anya Anastasia and Green Room Award winner Jude Perl. Mayor of Waverley, John Wakefield, said Bondi Feast is a great community event that supports outstanding local, national and international artists. “Bondi Feast celebrates the diversity of talent we have in this country and is a highlight of Waverley’s cultural calendar,” Mayor Wakefield said. “It features a thoughtfully curated program that gets bigger and better each year.” Festival co-directors Rachel Chant and Phil Spencer are delighted to present a vibrant and eclectic line up of performances this year. “Every year the festival grows in quality and variety and with 2019 we’ve been lucky enough to assemble an inventive mix of off-the-wall comedy, scintillating cabaret, intimate circus works, experimental theatre and even our very own Eurowision Song Contest.” Phil said. “We'll be transforming the Pav into a carnival playground, with unique installations, food and wine and of course our feast of entertainment. With free parking from 7pm and great public transport options, you won't want to leave; it will be the ultimate winter hangout,” said Rachel. Bondi Feast is a highlight of Waverley Council’s Bondi Winter Magic festival. For the full festival line-up visit   -ENDS-   NOTES FOR EDITORS Dates           9 to 20 July (Tuesday-Saturday nights) Location      Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach Price range  Free - $35 Bookings Images         Download festival images here