Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Producers will hear three students say what makes great TV

Press Release – New Zealand Children’s Screen Trust
Delegates to this year SPADA Screen Industry Summit in Wellington on Friday will anget opportunity to hear from the audience. Read more »

The Shark Party – Wellington author’s new novel is a holiday read

Press Release – Escalator Press
“. . . an engaging, evocative page-turner of a debut, written in Wellington with an eye on a much larger world.”
- Tom Goulter for Fish Head (December Issue)

When Wellington-based author Janet Colson launched her debut novel, The Shark Party, this month at the Adam Art Gallery, it came highly recommended by award-winning author Mandy Hager. Early signs are that readers can’t put it down. Read more »

Theatre Award nominations choose Wellington’s best and brightest

Media Release from Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
Chapman Tripp are proud to present their annual ceremony in honour of Wellington theatrical excellence and creativity – The Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, 7pm Sunday 14th December at the Paramount Theatre. Read more »

Ralph McCubbin Howell wins $10,000 Bruce Mason Award

Press Release – Playmarket
The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington. The $10,000 cash prize recognises early success in the career of the winning playwright and is designed to encourage their continued exploration of the theatre medium. Read more »

Mamma Mia – charity auction for premium seats

Press Release – Autism Intervention Trust
Autism Intervention Trust Fundraising Auction in partnership with Wellington Musical Theatre Read more »

Parquet Courts with Salad Boys at San Fran

Press Release – Joint Press Release

“I’ve been really shocked at having to field questions that involve this ‘guitar music’ thing. I’m like, ‘You mean music?’”

PARQUET COURTS or Parkay Quarts or whatever, are playing in Wellington next March. Read more »

A show about difficult conversations

Joint Press Release
In this world the culinary arts are off limits. To be a connoisseur, a chef, or even a simple foodie, is to harbour a sick fascination with desire and appetite. Food is taboo. Read more »

“End of an era;” Hobbit celebrations in Miramar to include projections on Roxy

News from Roadshow Film Distributors
Gearing up for the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the Roxy Cinema in Miramar will play host to a special celebration on December 2 (NZT), with an advanced screening of the film to an audience of fans, local cast and crew from film production with Sir Richard Taylor in attendance. Read more »

A song to farewell Middle Earth

billy hobbit
Photo: Entertainment Weekly

A US publication has released the first music video of the song that will be played over the closing credits of the third and final film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Read more »

Wellington’s “irresistible” vampires popular with two London critics

Two London critics are full of praise for the Wellington vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows which has just started its theatrical release in the UK. Read more »

Farming documentary to have world premiere in Wellington tonight

Press Release – Organic Systems Ltd
The new documentary Family Farming in New Zealand – our stories will have its world premiere in Wellington on Tuesday. Read more »

Louis Baker at San Fran in December

Press Release – Aston Road
Louis Baker plays his soul induced track ‘Get Back’ with live band for his third and final Aston Rd Session. Baker has spent 2014 touring internationally as a solo artist, this is the first time we see him on film with a band. Read more »

NZSO offering free concert at Te Papa

News from NZSO
NZSO @ Te Papa – Free concert for all the family
BRYAN CRUMP presenter
TECWYN EVANS conductor
Chilton Saint James School &
St Patrick’s College Wellington choirs
Read more »

Production of new Disney live-action movie to be based in Wellington next year

News from Film New Zealand
Walt Disney Studios announced today that it will shoot the live-action film Pete’s Dragon in New Zealand, with production to be based at Stone Street Studios in Wellington. Work is anticipated to begin early next year. Read more »

Bats reopens in its strengthened and refurbished Kent Terrace building

bats reopens
Photo via Twitter from Abby Rainbow/Bats

Bats Theatre reopened tonight on Kent Terrace after its building had been closed for almost a year. Bats has a long-term lease from the new owners Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who bought the building and covered the cost of strengthening and restoring it. Read more »

Middle Earth madness – R18 cabaret at Fringe Bar

Press Release – Caburlesque

Pole-Dancing Warrior Nick Pitt

Caburlesque is Wellington’s longest-running burlesque show. To celebrate our favourite series of New Zealand-filmed fantasy movies, Caburlesque brings you a night packed with talent and humour. Read more »

Christmas Brass concert helping Upper Hutt Foodbank

Press Release – Paul Lambert
A Christmas Brass Band Concert with an emphasis for children and family is being staged by Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club Brass Band. Read more »

Dance, theatre, festivals – council paying out $109,000 to 26 organisations

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council this week agreed to pay $109,000 to 26 organisations from the capital’s arts and culture community – community festivals, WW100 commemorative projects, and theatre and dance groups will all be benefitting from grants. Read more »

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