13/7/2017 CONGRATS TO NATALIE GAMSU AND NEIL PIGOT Their films ALI"S WEDDING (Natalie) and AUSTRALIA DAY(Neil) are in contention for CinefestOZ's $100,000 Film Prize. Previous winners included GIRL ASLEEP (with Imogen Archer) and
PAPER PLANES ( Terry Norris)
13/7/2017 JIM DALY IN HELLO GOODBYE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY Following its huge success in Melbourne, this groundbreaking piece of documentary theatre has started its national tour beginning in Hobart in July and travelling to WA, the NT, SA, Queensland, regional Victoria and finishing in NSW in September.
7/7/2017 KAARIN FAIRFAX AND SHARON DAVIS IN NEXT FALL The Tony nominated play produced on Broadway by Elton John is opening at The Loft, Chapel off Chapel on July 14 and running until July 30.
6/7/2017 NICKI WENDT RETURNS IN TRIUMPH IN NOISES OFF Direct from standing ovations and rave reviews in Brisbane Nicki returns to Melbourne in Noises Off playing at the Arts Centre from July 8.
6/7/2017 ANNA STEEN IN EXCITING NEW ENSEMBLE For the next eighteen months Anna will join six other actors in Geordie Brookman's bold experiment in theatre making at the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Anna will play the supporting role of the nanny in A DOLL'S HOUSE while prepping for the leading role of Lady Macbeth. The remaining two plays in the ensemble season have not been announced.
23/6/2017 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS CONGRATS TO OUR WONDERFUL NOMINEES
BRODEN KELLY IN AUNTY DONNA (Best Comedy Performer)
ADAM MURPHY IN ALADDIN (Best Musical)
HELEN MORSE IN JOHN (Best Female Actor in a Play)
SUSIE DEE FOR SHIT (Best Director of a Play)
16/6/2017 AARON WALTON IN ONE TO WATCH Aaron stars in WATCH THE SUNSET, a new Australian feature shot in one take. It has been selected as one of the Program Director's Picks at the Perth Revelation Film Festival. "One of the most impressive Australian features of the last five years"
16/6/2017 SARAH MORRISON WILL STAR AS SOPHIE IN MAMMA MIA! Congratulations to Sarah who has just come out of playing the lead in two hugely successful seasons of Ladies in Black.
LISA SONTAG also joins the cast of MAMMA MIA! which premeires in Canberra in November before touring nationally. It opens in Melbourne in July 2018
16/6/2017 SHAUN IS BACK AND HE IS MAD AS HELL Shaun Micallef's weekly expert analysis of an even madder and badder world returns to ABC Television on Wednesday June 21at 8.30pm.
9/6/2017 BERNADETTE ROBINSON IS "CALLING ALL ANGELS" The star of SONGS FOR NOBODIES AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE is presenting a cabaret -mode concert at the Recital Centre Salon over two nights on June 9 &10.
1/6/2017 WATCH OUT FOR BRODEN KELLY in TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH + ANDY. In this very different format actors re-enact true stories submitted to the show by real people. Broden took a break from his hectic "Aunty Donna" schedule to appear in one of the 10 eps..
1/6/2017 FABIO MOTTA GUESTS IN RONNY CHIENG:INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DON'T MISS Fabio who plays Henry in Episode 6 of the six part new comedy series which screens on the ABC on Wednesday, June 7 at 9pm.
25/5/2017 NICKI WENDT PLAYS BELINDA BLAIR IN "FUNNIEST PLAY EVER WRITTEN" That's how Michael Frayn's farce, NOISES OFF has been described.
This MTC/Queensland Theatre joint production opens in Brisbane on June 3 and runs to 25 June before coming to Melbourne in July
25/5/2017 CHRIS BUNWORTH IN AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF SHRINE The Kin Collective joins 45 Downstairs to bring to the stage a premeiere of Tim Winton's searing drama. 24 May to 18 June 2017.
19/5/2017 WATCH CHRIS MILLINGTON THROUGH THE HAZE This short drama/thriller is screening at the St Kilda Film Festival in the Top 100-5 at 5.45 on Saturday May 20.
19/5/2017 JESSIE LOU YATES PLAYS ICONIC YOUNG HEROINE in a new production of SPRING AWAKENING at Chapel Off Chapel from May 19.
19/5/2017 TANIA LACY GOES DUTCH A Dutch language hardback edition of Tania's best selling childrens book, TRACY LACY IS COMPLETELY COO-COO BANANAS has just been published.
11/5/2017 AUSSIE ACTOR STEVE MOUZAKIS TURNS BAD in the new series of PRISON BREAK premiering on Channel 10 on Monday May 15.Steve joins the cast of the original series as the only Australian actor in a regular role.
5/5/2017 MAX BROWN IN KUNG BLUE IS SCREENING at the Human Rights Arts + Film Festival at ACMI in May/June.
4/5/2017 THE BLOODY FUNNY FUNDRAISER TO HELP INDEPENDENT THEATRE TO GO INTERNATIONAL Wendy Bos and Ben Noble (a couple of crazy kids) are throwing a fundraiser concert full of laughs and music and prizes to help them get to Edinburgh. MONDAY MAY 8 7pm, FRANCESCA'S BAR, HIGH STREET NORTHCOTE. Go to eventfinda.
27/4/2017 BEN GRANT IS IN THE MENS "A comic riot and examination of the generations of the Australian male psyche" is playing at La Mama Courthouse until April 30.
27/4/2017 LOGIE WINNERS Congrats to FRANKIE J HOLDEN and the cast for their win in A PLACE TO CALL HOME - Most Outstanding Drama Series.AND congrats to NEIL PIGOT and MATT BURTON and the cast of THE KETTERING INCIDENT for Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie.
20/4/2017 SUSIE DEE PUTS ON DIRECTOR'S HAT AGAIN Susie will direct a provocative anti-bonnet drama inspired by the rebellion of the female convicts of Van Dieman's Land. THIS IS EDEN is created and performed by Emily Goddard. At fortyfivedownstairs, 27 April to May 7.
13/4/2017 JANET ANDREWARTHA IN SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY Janet makes a welcome return to the small screen after her hugely popular run on Neighbours, in the semi regular role of Kathleeen. SOPHIA KATOS and KATERINA KOTSONIS join Janet in this highly anticipated series. CAN'T WAIT!!!
13/4/2017 JULIA BLAKE IN DANCE ACADEMY:THE MOVIE Julia plays the role of the Artistic Director in the movie which follows the original Dance Academy television series. Opened nationally in wide release!!!!
30/3/2017 CHRIS MILLINGTON and MATT FURLANI in new Aussie film. CAN'T WIN DO TRY will have a special screening at the Nova Cinema on May 7 at 6.30 pm, followed by a Q&A. This Perth shot comedy is the second feature from writer director JJ De Ceglie.
30/3/2017 SUSIE DEE PICKS UP ANOTHER GREEN ROOM AWARD Congratulations Susie for winning Best Direction, Independent Theatre for ANIMAL. Congrats also to Rob Meldrum (off stage announcer) for providing some humourous banter on the night with MC and his former VCA student, Julia Zemiro.
16/3/2017 TERRY CAMILLERI, DAMIAN HILL, STEVE ADAMS, SUSIE DEE, PAUL ENGLISH, CHRIS WATERS IN NEW AUSTRALIAN FILM Following its world premiere at MIFF, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom is opening in cinemas in March. Take a friend to see this chronicle of the life and great love of this extraordinary man who experienced life in reverse.
10/3/2017 ADAM MURPHY RETURNS TO MELBOURNE IN ALADDIN Adam is enjoying his role as the evil Jafar in Aladdin. He is even enjoying being booed at the end and is hoping Melbourne audiences will be as vocal as the Sydney audiences have been when he meets his comeuppance. Aladdin opens in April at Her Majesty's
10/3/2017 BRODEN KELLY IN NEW AUNTY DONNA Broden is off to the Adelaide Fringe as part of the hardest working sketch comedy team around. If you miss him there you can catch up with him on the festival circuit.
10/3/2017 MARISKA"S MATROPHOBIA What is Matrophobia? It is the fear of becoming one's mother and a self devised work by MARISKA MURPHY and The Daughter's Collective (all 2016 VCA grads.). They are taking the work to the Adelaide Fringe, 13 -18 March.
2/3/2017 RAVE REVIEWS FOR BEN NOBLE Ben's one man show, MEMBER is creating a stir in Sydney with critics loving this confronting work about gay hate crime. Critics wrote,
"Noble's performance is compelling and compassionate"
Noble "elevates this simplest of theatrical forms, the one man show to an art that is hard to beat"
2/3/2017 LADIES IN BLACK RETURNS TO THE COMMERCIAL STAGE Congratulations to Sarah Morrison (in the ingenue lead role ) and Natalie Gamsu as Magda and the rest of the cast who received a standing ovation on opening night. Cameron Woodhead from The Age praises both performances remarking on the growth of Sarah in the role and the "sexuality, style and sense of grand passion" of cast"newcomer", Natalie Gamsu. .
23/2/2017 GREEN ROOM AWARDS -NOMINATIONS Congratulations to SUSIE DEE (Animal) and ISAAC DRANDIC(Blood on the Dance Floor) for their nominations for Direction, Independent Theatre.SUSIE DEE was also nominated for Direction, Theatre Companies for Peddling.
And to SARAH MORRISON for Female Lead (Ladies in Black). Ladies in Black was also nominated for Best Production, Music Theatre
16/2/2017 JAMES WARDLAW IN THE FEVER James performs in Wallace Shawn's satirical and political play at La Mama Theatre from February 22 to March 5.
16/2/2017 HELEN MORSE IN MTC'S JOHN John is a new play from Pulitzer Prize winning writer Annie Baker and opens on February 10 and runs until 25 March.
9/2/2017 NEWTON'S LAW VUYO LOKO, JIM DALY and JOHN LLOYD FILLINGHAM join an all star cast in this eagerly anticipated eight part legal drama on the ABC screening from February 9.
9/2/2017 KAARIN FAIRFAX in new quirky dramedy WHAT IF IT WORKS is a new feature from first time writer-director Romy Trower and producer Tristram Miall (Strictly Ballroom, Looking For Alibrandi, The Black Balloon). Kaarin plays theall important psychiatrist. The film has been selected to have its world premiere at Cinequest Film and VR Festival in California
9/2/2017 ROB MELDRUM AND JILLIAN MURRAY ARE BRINGING ACTING BACK Don't miss IT this time. Following a sell out season last year L'amante anglaise returns to fortyfivedownstairs, 7-19 February. Jillian won the 2015 Green Room Award for Best Female Performer, Independent Theatre for her wonderful portrayal first time around.
9/2/2017 SARAH MORRISON SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM We were so proud of Sarah who sang at a Special Australia Day ceremony in front of a huge crowd before the men's tennis semi-final at the Rod Laver Arena.Sarah opens in a return season of Ladies In Black at the Regent Theatre from February 25. NATALIE GAMSU, leading lady of the stage joins the cast in the role of Magda.
20/1/2017 CONGRATS TO TERRY NORRIS AND DAMIAN HILL for receiving nominations in the 2016 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards. Terry received a nomination for Best Actor Supporting Role for LOOKING FOR GRACE and Damian was nominated for Best Script for PAWNO. Damian's film PAWNO (which he wrote and produced garnered several nominations in the actor categories.
19/1/2017 VALE JAN FRIEDL We are so sad at the passing of Jan and we offer our condolences to her family and friends.
Jan joined BGM in April 2000 and Marea's association with Jan goes back even further to their days at MTC. We are so proud to have represented such a talented performer and we salute her significant contribution to the development and growth of Australian theatre and film. Jan will be sadly missed by all.
19/1/2017 DR ALICE GARNER IN COAST AUSTRALIA SEASON 3 Fans love Alice from Seachange but not everyone knows that Alice has a PhD in History. Watch her now as the guest historian in the third season of the immensely popular COAST AUSTRALIA series on The History Channel.
13/1/2017 SHARON DAVIS IN THE VINES Sharon is spending the summer touring some of our best wineries with Essential Theatre's production of Much Ado About Nothing in which she performs the role of Beatrice. It's a tough gig but someone has to do it!
13/1/2017 SHAUN MICALLEF CLIMBS THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AGAIN Shaun continues his mission to unravel extreme belief systems in the second series of Shaun Micallef's Stairway To Heaven which airs on SBS from January 18.
30/11/2016 XMAS PRESENT FROM NEIGHBOURS For the first time ever, Neighbours fans can get their fix of Ramsay Street drama over the show's summer break thanks to a special series of 10 webisodes starting on December 5.
STEFAN DENNIS AND LESLEY BAKER will feature in these bespoke storylines..
23/11/2016 NICKI WENDT TAKES AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY IN FIRST CONTACT Nicki joins five other prominent Australians including Natalie Imbruglia and Tom Ballard when the 3 part reality television doco returns to SBS and NITV to challenge preconceptions about Australia's indigenous population. It airs on 3 consecutive nights on November 29, 30 and December 1.Hosted by Ray Martin
16/11/2016 GOOD NEWS FOR THE ODD COUPLE Shaun Micallef (together with Francis Greenslade) has opened in MTC's THE ODD COUPLE and audiences are loving this mismatched duo so much that MTC has already extended the season.
16/11/2016 JOHN XINTAVELONIS IN ANTARCTICA Not the ice continent but the brand new musical which had its world premiere in Hobart at the Theatre Royal on October 29. A performance was live streamed to the Australian Antarctic bases on November 1 where it received a very 'warm' reception
9/11/2016 NATALIE GAMSU IN FIRST MUSLIM ROM COM. Natalie joins a wonderful cast when she plays Fatima in ALI'S WEDDING. Scheduled for an official release at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2017 audiences got a sneak peek at the Adelaide Film Festival Goes Rogue event held between October 27 -30
2/11/2016 NEIL PIGOT OPENS AN ARTIST'S SALON Neil and David Treddinick will perform Luigi Pirandello's one act masterpiece, The Man with the Flower in his Mouth while Anton Delecca performs jazz. This will be first offering in a program on the first Wednesday of the month in the basement of the Moat Restaurant where Melbourne's most prominent performance artists and best musicians come together to make art events which are a" little offbeat done with panache"
2/11/2016 DAMIAN HILL NOMINATED FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR !!!!! Congratulations to 'Dame" whose film PAWNO dominates the performance categories in this year's AACTA nominations. Besides being nominated for Best Lead Actor, Damian also scored a nom. for Best Original Screenplay.
26/10/2016 CONGRATS ANNE PHELAN We are so thrilled!!! Anne is the recipient of the 2016 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award. Since proudly joining Equity in 1968 Anne has been a continuous presence on Australian stages and screens. As well as roles in Prisoner, Bellbird, Neighbours and Winners and Losers, Anne is a passioante activist, campaigner, fundraiser and mentor.
She is the Patron of Positive Women Victoria, a member of Actors for Refugees, a fundraiser for The Choir of Hard Knocks and The Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust.
Anne was awarded an Order of Australia for her services to the arts and the community and is the winner of two AFI's.
20/10/2016 MATT BURTON IN ROSEHAVEN Following his breakout role in THE KETTERING INCIDENT, Matt is back in Tasmania as Tradie Matt in Rosehaven screening on ABC TV on Wednesdays at 9pm.
20/10/2016 SACHA JOSEPH IN JOE CINQUE'S CONSOLATION Congratulations to Sacha on her wonderful reviews for her "standout"performance as Madhavi. Playing in cinemas now.
20/10/2016 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE JANE TURNER?????? Jane's journey to uncover the story of her paternal great grandfather takes her far away from the suburbs of her much loved alter ego Kath Day-Night.
Screens on SBS on October 25.
5/10/2016 DEREK TAYLOR HITS THE ROAD WITH VIC OPERA Victorian Opera is preparing for an extensive tour of regional Victoria, They will travel 2661 km with their adored productions of CINDERELLA and THE PIED PIPER directed by Derek Taylor
5/10/2016 BGM PROUD SPONSOR OF THE VOVOS BGM is a proud sponsor of the 2016 VOVOS which celebrate the craft of Voiceover. We are hoping to replicate the success of Michael Robinson and Alex Menglet who both won awards at the inaugural VOVOS last year. Marea and Bridget will be attending on Saturday, October 22.
28/9/2016 RIGHT MAN IN THE WRONG GIRL Kevin Harrington has landed the semi regular role as the father of male lead, Ian Meadows in Network 10's new series, THE WRONG GIRL which premieres on 10 on Wednesday, September 28.
21/9/2016 TANIA LACY WRITES FOR GWEN STEFANI'S ANIMATED SERIES Gwen Stefan's new animated series, KUU KUU HARAJUKU will premiere on Nickelodeon on October 4.. Tania wrote several eps of the 26 ep show produced by Moody Street Kids Productions Australia.
7/9/2016 FRANKIE J HOLDEN BACK IN A PLACE TO CALL HOME Frankie will reprise the role of dependable and loyal Roy Briggs in the 4th season to screen on Foxtel Showcase starting September 11
7/9/2016 JULIA BLAKE, HELEN MORSE, NICKI WENDT IN MTC 2017 SEASON Helen and Julia will appear in JOHN, a new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Annie Baker.
Nicki will play Belinda Barrett in a superb ensemble cast in Michael Frayn's NOISES OFF
31/8/2016 WORLDS COLLIDING UNDER MICHAEL ROBINSON'S FILM DIRECTION The Arts Centre, the AFL and the MSO are presenting THE DRAW:A SYMPHONY which is a live orchestrated screeing of the drawn 2010 Grand Final between Collingwood and St. Kilda.
31/8/2016 MATT FURLANI AND CHRIS MILLINGTON IN CAN'T WIN, DON'T TRY Congrats to both actors on a wonderful review in Cinema Australia. The film is described as "bloody brilliant" crediting the performances as" the most powerful aspect of the film". Everyone is hoping for a wide cinema release in October.
31/8/2016 SEE IMOGEN ARCHER IN AWARD WINNING GIRL ASLEEP IN CINEMAS THIS MONTH After winning Most Popular Feature at the Adelaide Film Festival and top honours at the Sydney International Film Festival, GIRL ASLEEP has won Cinefest Oz's $100,000 film prize. It's due for cinema release in September
24/8/2016 IT'S CURTAINS FOR NICKI WENDT The Production Company's musical comedy whodunnit , CURTAINS with Nicki Wendt is playing for 10 glorious performances, 20 to 28 August.
24/8/2016 DOWNRIVER WITH HELEN MORSE, ELLE MANDALIS AND STEVE MOUZAKIS Following its successful season at The Nova, DOWNRIVER had its US release and is about to premiere in Perth. It will be shown also in Sydney and Melbourne as part of the AACTA nominated films
17/8/2016 ALADDIN: WHAT A MAGIC CARPET RIDE!!!! Marea and Bertha attended the opening night (we flew on a commercial airline) at the Capital Theatre in Sydney to see Adam Murphy as Jafar and Nick Eaton in the Ensemle (Dance Captain). No expense was spared from the Aladdin flags flying in the Sydney strrets to the cavalcade of Aladdin taxis. The after party was a glitzy and glamourous affair. Adam and Nick were fabulous of course with reviews describing Adam and his offsider as "a riot" and the ensemble as" svelte and impossibly fit."
17/8/2016 AACTA AWARDS Nominations have been announced and BGM actors are well represented in many of the nominated films-
PAWNO (Damian Hill, actor, writer, producer))
JOE CINQUE'S CONSOLATION (Sacha Joseph)
MONTH OF SUNDAYS (Julia Blake)
GIRL ASLEEP (Imogen Archer)
MENKOFF METHOD (Olga Makeeva, Dame Hill)
LOOKING FOR GRACE (Julia Blake, Terry Norris)
SCARE CAMPAIGN ( Steve Mouzakis)
SPIN OUT (Damian Hill)
SPIRIT OF THE GAME (Alex Cooke, Nick Denton)
17/8/2016 GOLIATH aka MATT PARKINSON celebrates a first birthday with The Chase Australia which is dominating the battle of the game shows- 1.3 million viewers tune in some nights with almost 4 million Australians watching at least some of the show in any given weak.
10/8/2016 CONGRATS TO NICHOLAS DENTON for his wonderful reviews of his performance in MTC's Jasper Jones.- "an adorably observed incarnation of the fragility of adolescence, drawn with poignancy and exquisite lightness of touch"
3/8/2016 CATCH IMOGEN ARCHER in the award winning GIRL ASLEEP at MIFF before its cinema relaease
3/8/2016 CHARLI TJOE'S new short film HOSPITALITY screened at MIFF on July 29 & 30. Congratulations Charli!!!
27/7/2016 Music Theatre Favourite Ross Hannaford will play the roles of Princeton and Rod in AAVENUE Q playing at Her Majesty's Theatre from August 3 to August 14
27/7/2016 Ladies In Black The new musical starring Sarah Morrison took out the most coveted prize at this year's Helpmann Awards winning Best New Australian Work.
19/7/2016 THEATRE EVERYWHERE BGM actors are working on theatre all over Mlebourne and beyond - Michael Wahr is in Melbourne with Bell Shakespeare's Othello, Sophia Katos is in Funny Girl for The Production Company, Rebecca Bower and Katerina Kotsonis are in The Honeybees for Red Stitch, Jim Daly is returning for more seasons of Coranderrk, Sharon Davis is in The Servant Of Two Masters at La Mama, Nicholas Denton is about to open in Jasper Jones with MTC and Matt Quartermaine's play WorkWorkWork will be on at the Tuxedo Cat.
13/7/2016 BARRACUDA BARRACUDA is screening on ABC TV with Helen Morse playing a grand grandmother.
13/7/2016 MIFF As well as "The Death and Life of Otto Bloom" (with our Terry Camilleri, Paul English, Susie Dee, Steve Adams and Damian Hill) and "The Consolation of Joe Cinques" (with our Sacha Joseph), Jan Friedel's film "A Terrible Beauty", will also screen at MIFF.
29/6/2016 NEIL PIGOT AND JOHN XINTAVELONIS can be seen in THE KETTERING INCIDENT which premieres on Foxtel's Showcase channel on July 4. Neil plays Dominic Harrold in all eight episodes and John can be seen as the Senior Police Officer in Episode 6.
29/6/2016 SARAH MORRISON TO PERFORM AT THE HELPMANN'S Sarah will not only walk the red carpet as a nominee this year but will perform on stage in a number from LADIES IN BLACK
22/6/2016 Stan Yarramunua( Dryden) PLGRM's latest short film, The Koori One tells the story of Stan Yarramunua as part of a celebration of indigenous culture. It premieres on June 23, 2016 at the Meat Market
22/6/2016 Sarah Morrison gets a NOM Congratulations to Sarah on her Helpmann Award Nomination for Ladies in Black. Fingers crossed for a win!
17/6/2016 JANE BADLER WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Congrats to Jane for winning the award for her role as Dina in Guy-Roger Duvert's new indie sci-fi feature film, VIRTUAL REVOLUTION to be released in Paris later this year
15/6/2016 Jillian Murray and Rob Meldrum return in an encore season of L'Amante Anglaise by Marguerite Duras. Following sell out seasons at La Mama, the plays returns in association with La Mama at 45 downstairs. Jillian won a Green Room Award for her performance in this play.
15/6/2016 FRANKIE J HOLDEN GETS A GONG Congratulations to Frankie J on being awarded a much deserved OAM for service to the arts as an entertainer and to the community of the Saphire Coast
15/6/2016 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Denis Moore will direct Chris Connelly in the Winterfall Theatre's production of the Edward Albee classic at the Blackbox Theatre, 26 Sackville Street Kew, opening on Tuesday June 21.
8/6/2016 Rebecca Bower and Katerna Kotsonis in new Red Stitch play The world premiere of The Honey Bees by Ella Caldwell will play from 14 June to 16 July.
8/6/2016 GIRL ASLEEP Imogen Archer's film will screen at the Sydney Film Festival following its successful opening of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival
25/5/2016 Secret City New Foxtel political thriller with Jacki Weaver begins screening on Sunday June 5. Watch out for MAX BROWN and NEIL PIGOT.
25/5/2016 BGM Actors in film to open MIFF 2016 Very excited to tell you that The Death and Life of Otto Bloom will open MIFF this year with a veritable cavalcade of our actors- Terry Camilleri, Paul English, Susie Dee, Steve Adams and Damian Hill
19/5/2016 JULIA BLAKE IN NEW INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIAN FILM "Is This The Real World" has its premiere screening on June 2 at the Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn. Its about a smart rebellious kid from a chaotic family who has to find his way in the real world.
19/5/2016 YOU CAN'T TAKE CHRIS BUNWORTH OUT OF THE COUNTRY Chris is touring regional Victoria in May/June with Boy Out Of The Country following its highly successful Melbourne season last year.
11/5/2016 SHAUN MICALLEF VERY RELUCTANTLY ACCEPTS LOGIE FOR OUTSTANDING COMEDY In what must be the funniest acceptance speech of all time, Shaun told the audience (" a roomful of narcissistic drug-addled perverts") that "we cannot accept this Logie.We refuse it. But we will keep the trophy as a symbol of our defiance". Congratulations Shaun on your win and integrity.
11/5/2016 STEVE MOUZAKIS, HELEN MORSE and ELLE MANDALIS IN DOWNRIVER This feature debut from writer diector Grant Scicluna's screens nationally from May 12 following its sell out success at MIFF last year.
11/5/2016 NEIL PIGOT IN THE KETTERING INCIDENT Neil joins an impressive cast in this gripping otherwordly mystery. which premieres on cable on July 4. Expectations for the series continue to build after the show won the Special Jury Prize at the Series Mania Festival in Paris last week.
5/5/2016 JULIA BLAKE IS A NATIONAL TREASURE!!! It is official now. Julia has been outed by David Stratton in his review in The Australian of her latest film, A Month of Sundays in which she plays oppposite Anthony La Paglia. Stratton also describes her character as" the mother everyone would love to have."
27/4/2016 MAD AS HELL It's an election year so there will be plenty of materiel for Shaun Micallef to work with when his show returns for another season on ABCTV from May 11.
27/4/2016 Tomorrow When The World Began The new series aired on April 23 and screens on Saturdays at 7.30 pm on ABC3. Look out for DAMIEN FOTIOU in a semi regular role.
20/4/2016 Vote for Ian Smith in Moonman Lawrence Mooney's Moonman is one of 6 comedy pilots to screen on ABCTV. It's about a 40 something man who finally grows up. Moonman screens on June 1 at 9pm. The viewing audience will decide which pilot will come back as a television series.
20/4/2016 Max Brown in Bringing Our Stories Home Max was particularly proud to be part of this series of short films to commemorate the Anzac Centenary. His film, On the Margins will screen with the other five on ABC iview from 7.00am, Sunday April 24 and at the Shrine of Rememberance twice on Anzac Day at 9.00am and 11.
13/4/2016 A Month of Sundays Julia Blake will grace our screens once again when A Month of Sundays opens nationally on April 28. In a comedy directed by Mathew Saville, Julia plays the mother of Anthony LaPaglia as Frank Mollard a real estate agent who has regrets about his relationships.
6/4/2016 Margaret Pomeranz "loved, loved, loved" Damian Hill's Pawno Congrats Damian!!!
Margaret and Daivd will join writer and actor Damian Hill, director Paul Ireland and stars John Brumpton and Kerry Armstrong for a special advance screening and Q & A of PAWNO prior to its national release in cinemas from April 21.
30/3/2016 AUNTY DONNA IS HOT The Youtube sensation Aunty Donna has been descibed as a "a national treasure in the making", Catch Broden Kelly in the show which everyone is raving about at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.From March 24 to April 15.
30/3/2016 Wentworth BGM" bad girls " Sophia Katos and Charli Tjoe will soon be seen in regular roles in Wentworth's Season 4 starting on May 10 on Foxtel's Soho. This is Charli's second season. Katerina Kotsonis will guest again in Series 4 after appearances in Series 3.
23/3/2016 Winners of Green Room Awards Congratulations to Jillian Murray and Susie Dee. And congrats to Natalie Gamsu and Sophie Katos for making STRICTLY BALLROOM the Best Musical Theatre Production.
11/3/2016 Steve Mouzakis joins cast of Fox Event series, PRISON BREAK Steve has won a heavily recurring role as a bad-ass opposite returning stars in Fox's PRISON BREAK event series, a 9 ep follow-up to the cult 2005 Fox Action series.Steve can be currently seen in the Netflix feature, The Suicide Theory. GO STEVE!!!
9/3/2016 Shaun Micallef transitions to small talking robot Arrowhead is a new sci fi film from budding Melbourne filmmaker Jesse O'Brien. Shaun voices the character of a small talking robot stranded on a desolate moon with a space mercenary. Distributed by Studio Canal the film will have its first home town screening at the Astor before digital and DVD release.
9/3/2016 AND THE NOMINEES ARE.... Congratulations to all our actors who have received Green Room Noms.
In the Independent Theatre Category for Female Performer-Jan Friedl for Lord Willing and The Creek Don't Rise and Jillian Murray for L'Amante Anglaise
Ensemble- Susie Dee for SHIT
Direction-Susie Dee for SHIT
Production-Dee & Cornelius, MTC Neon
In the Music Theatre Category, Ross Hannaford for Male In A Supporting Role. For Outstanding Ensemble, Loving Repeating (Emily Paddon-Brown): Strictly Ballroom (Sophia Katos & Nataslie Gamsu);The Lion KIng (Terry Yeboah, John Xintavelonis); Cats (Ross Hannaford)
For Production, Loving Repeating, Strictly Ballroom and Cats.
In the category of Theatre Companies, for Ensemble, The Boy at the Edge of Everything (Matt Furlani); Jurassica (Olga Makeeva)
2/3/2016 We love our NEIGHBOURS Watch Neighbours to see Wendy Bos in an extended guest role and Gail Easdale in a recurring role. What we do without Neighbours?
2/3/2016 Disney's Aladdin Adam Murphy and Nicholas Eaton are getting exactly what they wished for!!! Roles in Broadway's biggest new hit,ALADDIN which opens in Sydney in August. Adam will indulge his 'evil" side in the lead role of JAFAR and Nicholas is Dance and Fight Captain and Swing.
10/2/2016 Openings and Guests Nick Eaton has opened in Ghost The Musical playing at the Regent Theatre from February 5.
Simon Mallory has a guest role in Wanted, the new Australian drama television series which premiered on the Seven Network on February 9.
10/2/2016 Vale Alethea McGrath We are very sad to report the death of long time BGM actress Alethea at the age of ninety five. But at the same time we celebrate the life of one of our hardest working artists who was in demand to the very end. Alethea worked in every medium and in such diverse projects as Star Wars, Knowing, Something In The Air and Chekhov's Three Sisters. She will be missed!
8/2/2016 The Doctor Blake Mysteries The Doctor is back for another season. BGM actors are either reprising roles or appearing for the first time. Look out for Helen Morse, Neil Pigot , Alice Cavanagh and Alex Cooke.
3/2/2016 Helen Morse plays Molly's grandmother in the 2 part mini-series about the life of music legend, Molly Meldrum. It screens on the Seven Network from Sunday, February 7.
27/1/2016 Terry Norris and Julia Blake Veteran actor Terry Norris is proud to have tackled another major role in Sue Brooks's new feature, Looking for Grace. The film has been screened in competition at the Venice International Film Festival and in the Inaugural Platform Section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Real life partner Julia Blake also features in the film as Terry's wife Nell Norris
20/1/2016 The Wizards of Aus The new show on SBS 2 is a hit. Check out the new series with Broden Kelly, Mahalia Brown, Wendy Bos and Matylda Buczko. and spread the word hashtag#WizardsOfAus
20/1/2016 Ben Noble in knockout one man show, Member Written and performed by Ben, Member is based on the gay hate epidemic which gripped Sydney during the 1980's and 90's. The season runs at La Mama from January 19-30
20/1/2016 Sarah Morrison plays the lead role of Lisa in Ladies In Black After a successful QTC season, Ladies in Black opens at MTC's Southbank Theatre on January 20 and runs until February 27. Sarah Morrison landed the lead role of Lisa just three years after graduating.
16/12/2015 AACTA for Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell From its third consecutive nomination, Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell earned its first AACTA Award for Best Television Comedy Series, awarded to Shaun Micallef (who was previously awarded for Best Performance in a Television Comedy)
9/12/2015 Opening Nights While some of us will be relaxing, certain hard working individuals will be strutting their stuff in 3 musicals opening over the summer.
Adam Murphy and Shaye Hopkins will open in GEORGY GIRL on December 15.
Ross Hannaford will open in CATS on December 18 and
Nicki Wendt, Derek Taylor and Annie Stanford will open in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on December 29.
9/12/2015 Happy Holidays BGM will close on Friday, December 18 and reopen on Monday January 4 2016. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and lots of success in 2016.
3/12/2015 The Wizards of AUS started life as a web series but has now been sold to SBS 2. It follows a Gandalf type wizard as he goes about his everyday business in Footscray. Watch out for Wendy Bos, Matylda Buczko and Mahalia Brown on SBS 2 Monday January 18 to January 20. Teasers and trailers are coming!!!
3/12/2015 Steve Mouzakis is Scary Scare Campaign with Steve Mouzakis is the latest offering from writre/directors Colin and Cameron Cairnes ( 100 Bloody Acres). It just collected prizes for best direction, feature screenplay and sound at Monster Fest.
19/11/2015 Ladies in Black Sarah Morrison plays the wide eyed central character in a new musical playing at the QTC created by the collaboration of Simon Phillips, Carolyn Burns and Tim Finn. Based on the Madeleine St John novel, Women In Black
19/11/2015 The Dream Children starring BGM's Nick Gunn is a new Australian feature set to screen at the Made in Melbourne Film Festival. It also screened at the American and European Film Markets in LA and Berlin and is currently screening on the international film festival circuit.
4/11/2015 WINNING !!!! Nominations for the AACTAS have been announced for the following films and televison shows. Congrats to our BGM Artists for their roles in
THE DRESSMAKER (Julia Blake and Terry Norris)
HOLDING THE MAN ( Josh Burton, Kaarin Fairfax, Nicholas Denton and Rebecca Bower)
PAPER PLANES (Terry Norris)
and in the Best Televison Comedy Series
SAMMY J & RANDY IN RICKETT'S LANE (Anne Phelan)
SHAUN MICALLEF'S MAD AS HELL ( Shaun Micallef, Stefan Dennis and Julia Blake)
UTOPIA ( Simon Mallory)
DANGER 5 SERIES 2 (Chris Asimos and Shaun Micallef)
22/10/2015 Triple Threat Nicki Wendt Not only is she wowing us as the world's sexiest grandmother on TV in The Ex-PM but she is currently rehearsing Last Man Standing for the MTC and joins an amazing cast as Yenta in Fiddler on the Roof coming in the New Year.
22/10/2015 What a F----N Shame That Alex Menglet was not able to accept in person his Vo VO for The Most Expletives in a Recording.
22/10/2015 And The Winner Is.... Michael Robinson for the Longest Disclaimer in the inaugural "not-too-serious 2015 Vo Vo Awards which celebrate the profession of voice over and the Victorian voice over community.Michael was present at the ceremony on October 17 to receive his award.
8/10/2015 A Journey Through Time With Anthony (and John Xintavelonis and AnnieStanford This Chinese production is a feature adapted from a best selling fiction book and is a comedy about the experiences of Anthony, a Chinese student studying abroad. It opens in cinemas in November
8/10/2015 Another Ex PM Can you believe it? Another Australian PM bites the dust. This time its Shaun Micallef in a new 6 part series screening on the ABC on Wednesdays at 9pm starting on October 14. Nicki Wendt as you have never seen her before is playing the Ex PM's wife.
30/9/2015 Matt Furlani's The Boy at the Edge of Everything is receiving great reviews. The MTC season at the Lawler theatre finishes on October 9- "An adventure for young and old"
23/9/2015 John Xintavelonis is Pumba again in The Lion King. John reprises his role from the first triumphant season.
23/9/2015 Frankie J Holden returns to a third series of A Place To Call Home starting soon on Foxtel's Soho
23/9/2015 Matt Parkinson is a "Goliath" on Seven's new Aussie version of the highly successful British game show which pits ordinary contestants against quiz champions.( Matt was a Sale of the Century champion)
11/9/2015 Julia Blake’s Triple Toronto Threat That’s right!! Three of Julia’s films are going to the Toronto Film Festival –Month of Sundays, The Dressmaker and Looking For Grace. Terry Norris also appears in The Dressmaker and Looking For Grace.
11/9/2015 Congratulations to Damian Hill Damian’s feature film, Pawno which he produced and starred in was named in the top ten films at MIFF this year and is one of five finalists in contention for the second annual CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize. Fingers crossed.
11/9/2015 Stalkher is Here!! John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax have been touring the country to promote their film, Stalkher- .Critics and audiences are loving it already. Erin Free from Film Ink described it as “a nifty little black comedy bubbling and bristling with surprises and invention”. Check out the website www.stalkherfilm.com for details of screenings.
15/6/2015 John Lloyd Fillingham and Jim Daly can be seen in the much anticipated The Secret River.
15/6/2015 Dr Blake's Murder Msteries Watch Annie Stanford, Michael Robinson, Vince Gil and Helen Morse in Series 3.
15/6/2015 Congrats to Nick Denton on winning the Award for Best Actor at the St. Kilda Film Festival for his role in Rabbit (which he also wrote)
15/6/2015 Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell is one of the most watched titles on iview.
22/4/2015 BGM Actors in Prison Wentworth is screening on Foxtel and Charli Tjoe, Katerina Kotsonis and Alex Menglet have recurring roles.
22/4/2015 Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell is one of the most watched programs on IVIEW!!!!I The season has finished in its regular viewing spot but you can always catch up or view again on IView.
19/3/2015 The Heckler Have you heard of this little gem of a film yet starring Simon Mallory. You will!!!! It just had its Australian film premiere in Adelaide where it picked up 4 stars and will have a gala screening at ACMI on April 2
19/3/2015 The Dr Blake Mysteries Look out for Annie Stanford, Michael Robinson, Vince Gil and Helen Morse in the third series of this very successful show
19/3/2015 Paper Planes Congratulations to Terry Norris and the cast and crew on the success of this record breaking film
19/3/2015 Happy 30th Birthday to Neighbours Anne Charleston (Madge) and Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson) were among the cast who were flown to London to celebrate with British fans. Ian Smith (Harold) was scheduled to go but had to pull out at the last minute. Stefan co-hosted a Neighbours TV special which featured stars re-uniting to share their memories.
5/2/2015 Terry Yeboah is Banzai in the fabulous production o0f The Lion King at the Regent Theatre from February 13.
5/2/2015 Shaun Micallef is Mad As Hell Again An amazing 5th season is starting on the ABC on Wednesday February 11.
5/2/2015 BGM Actors are getting "Jumpy" Jane Turner and John Lloyd Fillingham are appearing in the MTC production of the West End hit at the Sumner Theatre, Southbank from 31 January to March 2015.
10/12/2014 BGM takes over Sydney theatres Watch out Sydney! Jane Turner is starring in Williamson's Rupert at the Theatre Royal. Brianagh Curran is appearing in The Legend of King O'Malley at the Seymour Centre. Adam Murphy is Dirty Dancing at the Lyric and Ross Hannaford is playing at the Hayes Theatre in Beyond Desire
10/12/2014 Shaun Micallef Gets Religion In this highly anticipated new documentary screening on SBS at 7.30pm Sunday December 14, Shaun explores the Hindu religion in Asia.
24/11/2014 Equity Gold Lifetime Awards Congratulations to Julia Blake, Annie Phelan and Terry Norris on their wonderful achievement.
24/11/2014 BGM HAS MOVED You can find us at 5/400 St Kilda Road St Kilda. Great premises, interesting neighbourhood, single origin coffee of course.
24/9/2014 OMG BGM is moving on Saturday September 27 into beautiful new premises in St. Kilda. Our new address is Unit 5/400 St. Kilda Road St. Kilda. Lots of space with a gorgeous little courtyard and fantastic coffee around the corner.
24/9/2014 Commercial release of MIFF Films Following screenings at MIFF, everyone has the opportunity to see Cut Snake with Luke Elliot, Chris Bunworth and Robert Maxwell. Also Terry Norris is in Paper Planes and Chris Bunworth, Giordano Gangl and Carmen Warrington have roles in Pre-Destination
24/9/2014 Mad As Hell Shaun is back and is even madder. Catch up with the new season on Wednesdays on the ABC.
23/7/2014 Mother and Son Nicki Wendt and Sharon Davis are performing in the stage version of the highly successful televison series. The season runs from July 18 at the Comedy Theatre
23/7/2014 ALL SINGING AND DANCING Adam Murphy opened as Nathan Detroit in the Production Company's Guys and Dolls.
Lisa Sontag is "manning" the barricades in Les Mis which opened last week to rapturous applause followed by a very glitzy after party
18/6/2014 VALE BARBARA GANGE We are very sad to announce the passing of Barbara Gange who established herself as one of Australia's foremost talent agents after taking over Woods Agency in the 1980's. Actors will remember Barbara for her tenacity in fighting the early battles on their behalf and her terrific advocacy for fairer contracts and better conditions. She will be sadly missed.
30/4/2014 WINNING!!! Congrats to Steve Mouakis on his Green Room Award for best male actor in MTC's Cherry Orchard.
Congrats also to Susie Dee for her Green Room Award for Best Director, SAVAGES.
KING KONG won best ensemble Music Theatre so congrats to Ross Hannaford and M+M with Edwina Wren won Best Ensemble, Theatre-Independent Category. Congrats Edwina!!!
16/4/2014 2014 Equity Awards Congratulations to Frankie J Holden and Sachin Joab on being finalists. Frankie J as a member of the cast of A PLACE TO CALL HOME-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Sachin as a member of the cast of A BETTER MAN-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Miniseries.
19/2/2014 Green Room Glory Congratulations to our many worthy nominees in the various categories.
Nominees in the Independent Theatre category are LUKE ELLIOT for SAVAGES. SUSIE DEE for Best Direction, SAVAGES. The cast of SAVAGES for Best Ensemble and SAVAGES, Best Production.
King Kong is nominated for Best Ensemble.Congratulations, Ross Hannaford.
And Best Female Actor nom. for Julia Blake for 4000 MILES, Red Stitch, Best Male Actor nom. for Steve Mouzakis for THE CHERRY ORCHARD, MTC and Best Ensemble nom. for WAR HORSE. Congratulations Michael Wahr and Nick Eaton. May the BGM people win!!!
23/1/2014 Simon Mallory is a great Bottom Simon has received wonderful reviews for his performance in A Midsummer Night's Dream now playing in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne until 15 march 2014,
23/1/2014 BGM "Bad-Asses" Underbelly-Fat Tony and Co is about to air with Ben Noble, Steve Mouzakis, Sachin Joab and Odette Joannidis
23/1/2014 Premiere of I Frankenstein Steve Mouzakis is walking the red carpet in LA. He plays the role of Helek in a star studded cast including Aaron Eckhart, miranda Otto and Bill Nighy.
23/1/2014 The Babadook The film with Adam Morgan is screening at the Sundance Film Festival
9/7/2013 KING KONG Ross Hannaford opened in the global premiere of the spectacular new musical
9/7/2013 Best Actor Congratulations to Steve Mouzakis for winning Best Actor at the St. Kilda Film Festival for JOEY.
9/7/2013 A Protest at Little Feat Alice Cavanagh has just appeared in a new Australian play at the new theatre venue in Thornbury.
8/7/2013 Nicki Wendt Returns to The Production Company to play the role of Mazeppa in GYPSY. Until July 14.
8/7/2013 Julia Blake in stellar cast Julia Blake plays Rebecca Nurse in MTC's production of The Crucible directed by Sam Strong.
15/5/2013 Frankie J Holden in A Place To Call Home Frankie J is having fun playing a great character role in the new hit series on the Seven Network.
15/5/2013 Peter Finlay is in The Club Peter plays the part of Laurie in Hit Productions 2013 Tour of The Club
15/5/2013 Congratulations to Nicki Wendt Nicki has won a green Room Award for Best Direction of a New Opera (Midnight Son)
15/5/2013 Sharon Davis and Matt Furlani are currently touring It's My Party. Next stop Queensland
15/5/2013 The Good Person of Szechuan See Terry Yeboah in a new production at La Mama until May 26
15/5/2013 True Love Travels on a Gravel Road Glenn van Oosterom is performing in this new Australian comedy-drama at fortyfive downstairs 15 May -2 June
24/4/2013 True Minds Alex Menglet and Adam Murphy are appearing in the MTC production of Joanna Murray Smith's play, True Minds, 25 April to 8 June.
24/4/2013 Legally Blonde The Musical Shaye Hopkins as Margot and Stephen Wheat (ensemble) are singing and dancing at the Princess Theatre from Sunday May 12.
24/4/2013 The Sunset Six Catch Annie Stanford in the new Australian feature to screen at Nova in June.
24/4/2013 Most influential Shaun Micallef was named one of Australia's 50 most influential people in television. With two shows, Mad As Hell and Mr and Mrs Murder airing on the same night, its no surprise.
13/2/2013 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Fresh from rave reviews in Sydney, catch Emily Paddon-Brown in the show which opened at Her Majesty's in Melbourne on January 31.
13/2/2013 Hate You will love Glenda Linscott in Stephen Sewell's Hate opening February 20 at the Malthouse
13/2/2013 Double Bill for Julia Julia Blake has opened in 4000 Miles at Red Stitch (Feb 6-March 9) She is also appearing with the MTC in their production of The Crucible later this year.
13/2/2013 Herald Sun applauds Derek Taylor's direction of Sleeping Beauty Check out the full review of Victorian Opera's Sleeping Beauty here
7/2/2013 2013 Logies Congratulations to Sachin Joab who has been nominated in the Most Popular Actor category for his ongoing role in Neighbours.
You can vote for him at www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au.
27/9/2012 Odette Joannidis is doing The Fringe Odette will perform in Othello:Death Poll at Revolt Melbourne-Studio 12 Elizabeth St. Kensington 26 to 30 September. The piece is a journey into the "crazy events' which led to the"coup" against Kevin Rudd.
27/9/2012 Marea and Bridget are off to Hollywood!!!!! Marea and Bridget have lined up some fabulous meetings with top shelf L.A talent agents and managers. They are leaving Melbourne on Saturday September 29 and spending one week in L.A.before heading off to New York for a few days. Bertha will be looking after the office with the assistance of BGM returnees Courtney Cullen and Julie Delaney. Stay tuned for updates.
20/9/2012 Vote for Sachin Joab Sachin has been nominated for an Award by the Indian Executive in Melbourne. We can all vote for him by going to www.ieawards.com.au. Sachin is involved with the campaign Racism:It Stops With Me. Go to www.itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au to view his contribution.
12/7/2012 Annie is a Winner BGM is thrilled that Annie Phelan has joined the cast of Winners and Losers as a semi regular.
9/7/2012 Short Film Success Stories Luke Elliot in YARDBIRD. After its world premiere at Cannes, the film has picked up the Dendy Award at the Sydney Film Festival which makes it eligible to be nominated for an Oscar.It screens at MIFF on August 12.
Matt Furlani travelled with ARIA to the Dungog Film Festival. It has been selected for screening at the Selento Film Festival in Italy and already won the Silver Palm at the Mexico Film Festival
18/6/2012 BGM Actors Are Treading the Boards Julia Blake is attracting raves for her performance in National Interest. MTC 6 June to 21 July
Jan Friedl is performing in The Golden Dragon .MTC Lawler Studio 23 June to 7 July.
Nicolas Colla is in Himmelweg, Theatreworks 21 June to 1 July
Edwina Wren has headed to Sydney with The Histrionic for its STC season.
26/4/2012 Tegan Higginbotham Packs A Punch Tegan has been nominated for Best Newcomer Award for her autobiographical show Million Dollar Tegan at this year's Comedy Festival . The Herald Sun wrote,"Ten Shows All KO"s) Congratulations on a fantastic show and nomination.
19/4/2012 The Changi Songbook Neil Pigot will present a unique show on Anzac Day featuring the original songs of the AIF Changi Concert Party.Conceived and written by Neil, the songs are interwoven with historical narrative. Two shows on April 25 3.00 & &.00 pm at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
19/4/2012 Luke Elliot in Cannes Film Festival Short film YARDBIRD starring Luke has been selected to show at the Cannes Film Festival where it will compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or du Court Metrage. Directed by Michael Spiccia. We are thrilled for Luke.
23/3/2012 Australia On Trial Catch Terry Yeboah in this three part docu drama screening from Thursday April 5 on ABC 1. Each ep tells the story of a famous court case. Episode 1 re-enacts the court case surrounding The Eureka Stockade.
22/3/2012 10 Terrorists The new Dee McLachlan film with Terry Yeboah, Tania Lacy and Sachin Joab will launch at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on the 29th March. To support our actors you can "like" the movies's facebook page http:/www.facebook.com/10terroristthemovie?ref=tn tnmn.
22/3/2012 Silver Logie nominations Congrats to Tom Wren for his nomination for Most Popular New Male Talent (Winners and Losers)- hope he is a winner and to Shaun Micallef for Talkin Bout Your Generation's nomination for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment program.
1/3/2012 The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet " The fact that she meets a boy at a party and four days later she kills herself. What is that?" Actor and director Zoey Dawson presents an all-female productionof Romeo and Juliet at fortyfivedownstairs 29 Feb -11 March. Brigid Gallacher is playing Juliet in a cast of six women in which five of them play Romeo.
1/3/2012 GOOD PEOPLE The critics are saying that Olga Makeeva is very good indeed as Dottie in the Red Stitch production playing until March 3. Olga is an Ensemble Actor at Red Stitch
23/2/2012 Glenda Gets a Gong (almost) Glenda Linscott has joined the agency with a bang. She has just earned a 2011 Green Room Award Nomination for Best Actress, Independent Theatre Category for her performance in Bad Blood Blues. Fingers Crossed
3/2/2012 Here, In The Sugarcane Brigid Gallacher has put on her director's hat after recently performing in Circle Mirror Transformation at the MTC.This play examines the extraordinary ways that people deal with loss. Presented by Forty Forty Home and developed as part of the PlayWritng Australia Re-Gen development, it is playing at Studio 246, Sydney Road Brunswick until 11 February
3/2/2012 Carnegie 18: Dreamsong Hurry to catch Simon Wilton in his final performances on 5 to 7 February at the Fairfax Studio. Described as an irreverent musical satire of faith , fortune and the mega- church, it is directed by BGM long time friend , Michael Gurr.
19/1/2012 Man in The Middle Speaking of London, Ron Elisha's latest play about Julian Assange opened at the prestigious Theatre 503 renowned for presenting new writing which often has transferred to the West End or Broadway. Fingers crossed.
19/1/2012 Virtually Kitty Yes its true!!! As reported in The Age last week, Tania Lacy's screenplay, Virtual Kitty has been snapped up by British producer, Dominic Minghella, creator of the Doc Martin series. Tania is heading for London to finesse the scipt and seal the deal.
17/11/2011 Coranderrk:We Will Show the Country Jim Daly performs in this milestone work produced by Ilbijerri Theatre Company and the Minutes of Evidence Project. All performances are now sold out. Wait list tickets are available for the season at La Mama Courthouse from Nov 16 to 27.
17/11/2011 BGM Trifecta BGM actors in appeared in 3 of the 4 films nominated for Best Feature Film at this year's IF Awards. Congratulations to Neil Pigot in Red Dog and Oranges and Sunshine and Chris Connelly in Face to Face
17/11/2011 Terry Yeboah in BOXMAN Presented by If Theatre and Big West Festival, Boxman is a new play written by Daniel Keene for Terry. Playing at Bruce Gallery, 361 Barkly St Footscray from Nov 16 to 26. Terry plays Ringo, homeowner and survivor who is displaced from Africa and disconnected from his new address in downtown Footscray.
3/11/2011 HELEN Wendy Bos stars as Helen of Troy and Nicholas Colla is Menalaus in the Frank McGuiness adaptation of the play by Euripides playing at The Alliance Francaise 51 Grey St. St Kilda (Stork Theatre) October 26 to November 13
3/11/2011 Adam Murphy stars in Mary Poppins Congratulations to Adam who will play the lead role of George Banks in the Sydney production until December 3, 2011.
13/10/2011 WHITELEY'S INCREDIBLE BLUE Neil Pigot gives a bravura performance in a one man show by Barry Dickins as part of The Melbourne Festival at 45 Downstairs from Thursday Oct 13 to Sun 23 Oct. Described as a hallucinatory exploration of Brett Whiteley's life and art.
6/10/2011 TOM WREN IS ON A WINNER Fremantle Media has announced a big distribution deal in the UK with Digital channel ITV2 taking series one and two of WINNERS AND LOSERS.
8/9/2011 VOICES: The Carrical Project Damian Hill is appearing in Voices, a theatre production about men with mental illness who live in a boarding house in Hawthorn. Described as funny, moving, poignant and inspiring, the play runs from Sept. 1 to 17. Tickets are on sale at www.candlelightproductions.com.au.
8/9/2011 Pains of Youth Matt Furlani joins an exciting young cast in Martin Crimp's adaptation of Ferdinand Bruckner's play at the Tower Theatre, Sept 9- 24, 2011. Presented by The Artisan Collective, the work centres on cynical twenty-somethings as they reach dangerous extremes in their struggle to find meaning in 1923 Vienna.
12/8/2011 Vale Rod Densley Vale Rod Densley, who died surrounded by loved ones on Sunday 7th August. Over his many years in the business, Rod appeared in numerous shows including Prisoner, The Sullivans, Cop Shop, Blue Heelers, Flying Doctors, Neighbours & RUSH and films such as On the Beach and Evil Angels. Rod will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
11/8/2011 Red Dog Catch Neil Pigot as the beloved vet in the family film which opened last weekend with 1.8m at the box office- one of the biggest launches of an Australian film.
21/7/2011 BIG MAMA'S BOY Cant wait to see Steve Mouzakis and Sachin Joab in the new Australian comedy about Life, Love and Lasagna. Opening in cinemas on July 28.
15/7/2011 Jim Daly returns to Cafe Scheherezade Therese Radic's play based on Arnold Zable's novel returns by popular demand to 45 downstairs from 20 August to September 2011. Jim plays Avram Zieleznikow the proprietor of the famous Ackland Street cafe which became a centre for Eastern European Jewish refugees and holocaust survivors.
15/7/2011 Face To Face with the First Bloke, Tim Mathieson at the Lodge The Australian premiere of Michael Rymer's Face to Face with our Chris Connelly will be held in Canberra on July 17 followed by a reception at the Lodge. Rymer's film written by David Williamson has collected numerous international awards at various film festivals.
7/7/2011 Helpman Awards Congratulations to Annie Phelan nominated as Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for her role in Do Not Go Gentle. The play also received a nomination for best play so kudos to fellow BGM actors, Terry Norris and Jan Friedl.
4/7/2011 The Wedding Party Congrats to Alex Menglet and Wendy Bos for their "roles" in getting The Wedding Party 1st place in the narrative feature section of the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards
23/6/2011 The Sum of Us Glenn Van Oosterom is impressing audiences and critics alike in his performance as Greg in David Stevens's successful play and film. Glenn is touring nationally with remaining Melbourne shows on June 30, and July 8 & 9.
16/6/2011 Julius Caesar Alex Menglet is playing the title role in the Bell Shakespeare production opening in Ballarat on June 28 and touring the country until 26 November. Rebecca Bower will play the roles of Calpurnia, Lucius and Octavius.
5/5/2011 Luke Elliot Does Porn. Cake This modern sex comedy by Vanessa Bates is playing now at the Beckett Theatre until May 8.
28/4/2011 The Digger 4 stars for this doco presented by Neil Pigot which aired on Anzac Day on Pay TV. Melinda Houston wrote in The Age, "The whole package has excellent production values: this is beautifully shot,smartly edited with an unobrusive soundtrack that makes it a pleasure to watch" She also praises Neil's particular take on the Anzac and the Digger which is described as "fascinating and instructive."
20/4/2011 Small Time Gangsters Premier episodes with Jay Bowen in a recurring role aired on Tuesday 19 April at 8.30pm on MOVIE EXTRA.More information, pictures, sneak peeks and trailers can be found at http://mnc.tv/smalltimegangster.
14/4/2011 With Bad Blood Congratulations to Fabio Motta who plays the lead in this short film which has been selected for screening in the Palm Spring Festival 2011 (shorts).
7/4/2011 The Laramie Project-Ten Years Later Terry Camilleri can be seen in this landmark piece of theatre based on the true story of the brutal murder of a young gay student and the effects on the town of Laramie 10 years after the event. The season runs from April 27 to May 28 at Red Stitch
31/3/2011 BAAL Brigid Gallacher is in a "cast of wild young things" led by Thomas M Wright in the Malthouse Theatre/STC production of Brecht's first play, BAAL directed by Simon Stone. The season runs from April 2 -April 23 at the Merlyn Theatre.
17/3/2011 Cafe Scheherezade Jim Daly is performing in Therese Radic's adaptation of the much loved Arnold Zable book exploring the lives of the patrons of the famous St Kilda meeting place for Jewish refugees and survivors.Running from March 8 to April 3 at fortyfivedownstairs.
17/3/2011 Winners and Losers Tom Wren and Sarah Grace are definitely winners, securing regular roles in Channel 7's new series starting on Wednesday, March 22 at 8.30pm.
17/2/2011 The Cherry Orchard Please go and see Kirk Alexander in a wonderful new translation by Tom Stoppard presented by Winterfall Theatre Company at the Theatre Husk 16 1A Heidelberg Road Northcote 24 Feb-20 March 2011.
17/2/2011 2010 Green Room Nominations Fingers crossed and congratulations to Adam Murphy for his nomination for Male Artist-Featured Role, The Drowsy Chaperone. Also, to Jay Bowen and Terry Yeboah for Best Ensemble- Theatre Acts of Deceit (Between Strangers)
3/2/2011 Honey Bunny's Sagittarian Full Moon Finale Only 2 more nights to see Michael Wahr in a new play by Julian Hobba at Studio 2 Northcote Town Hall. Part of Midsumma Festival, the play "is a whimsical and parodic riff on war and peace; on friendship and love,set in a suburban backyard in Melbourne.."
27/1/2011 Song of the Bleeding Throat Described as a preposterous confabulation and promising multiple climaxes, Neil Pigot appears as Abraham Lincoln in this new Australian play by David Tredinnick commissioned and produced by The Eleventh Hour. Thursday 27 Jan to Sat 12 February Mon to Sat 8.00 pm 170 Leicester St Fitzroy.
27/1/2011 V returns to Australian Televison Catch our Jane Badler on Go every Wednesday at 8.30pm.
20/1/2011 Don Parties On Frankie J Holden Has attracted rave reviews for his role as Cooley in David Williamson's sequel to Don's Party. Chris Boyd in The Australian writes, "Frankie J Holden is a magnificent Cooley sexy as hell even with emphysemia" Catch the play at the Playhouse, 8 Jan to 12 Feb.
20/1/2011 Mr Braithwaite Has a New Boy Catch Iain Murton in this "twisted new comedy" by Steven Dawson now playing as part of the Midsumma Festival. See it at the Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre Crn Sydney & Glenlyon Rds Brunswick, 12 Jan - 12 Feb 2011.
13/1/2011 Annual Lemon Scented Gum Award Congrats to Peter Finlay for his award for a contribution to La Mama "above and beyond all expectations". La Mama writes, "In 2010, the Award goes to Peter Finlay for his exemplary work in so many productions in recent times.... Waiting for Godot, Coranderrk: We Will Show The Country, Foxholes of the Mind, Norm and Ahmed, Cook: An Exploration, The Jerilderie Letter and many more."
7/1/2011 Jane in Spain Jane Badler has returned from Canada where she completed filming the new series of V. She is now haeding off to Madrid to do publicity for V including appearing on one of Spain's top TV shows.
16/12/2010 Congratulations to Shaun Micalef Shaun's work on Talkin Bout Your Generation has been recognised by a very special honour awarded by the AFI Industry Section for Outstanding Achievement in Television Screen Craft.
9/12/2010 Chronicles of Narnia 3 Very exciting news regarding the third instalment of the Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Our own Terry Norris is playing the major role of Lord Bern. Filmed in Queensland and directed by famed director Michael Apted, the movie is showing nationally.
25/11/2010 Red Hill See Jim Daly alongside Ryan Kwanten in this new Australian movie from Patrick Hughes. Already attracting solid reviews, it screens nationally from November 25.
25/11/2010 AFI Awards Nominee Congratulations to Julia Blake for her nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Boys Are Back in this years AFI Awards. Fingers crossed!!!
13/10/2010 Happiness Terry Yeboah is performing in an ensemble of four in this unique Theatre Education Commission for Years 9 & 10 as part of the Malthouse Education program. This episodic theatre work by Maryanne Lynch deals with climate change and is structured around participation by students. Season runs from October 25 to Nov. 5 in the Tower at the Malthouse.
7/10/2010 V returns Who can forget Jane Badler ingesting that rodent in the cult series of V. Fans will be overjoyed to learn that Jane is returning to V as a recurring guest star, playing the role of Diana, mother to Anna who is now the leader of the V's. Jane will appear in Season 2 currently shooting in Canada.
30/9/2010 Mary Poppins Lisa Sontag is joining the ensemble cast of Mary Poppins after her successful season in The Boy from Oz.
13/9/2010 BGM Actors Killing Time The 10 x 1 hour series follows the true story of Andrew Fraser's (played by David Wenham) rise defending the most infamous crims in Australia and then his ultimate downfall and imprisonment for 5 years in maximum security. The broadcast has been deferred for legal reasons connected with matters currently before the Supreme Court of Vic. So BGM actors Terry Norris, Alex Menglet, Steve Mouzakis, Jay Bowen, Peter Finlay, Steve Adams and Sharon Davis are busy killing time until show screens
9/9/2010 SYNCOPATION Steve Mouzakis is acting and dancing in the Australian premiere of the American Theatre Critics Best Play. Directed by Broadway's Stephen Lloyd Helper and choreographed by Dancing with the Stars Mark Hodge, the season runs from September 8 - 26 at The Chapel, Chapel off Chapel.
22/7/2010 Offspring Congratulations to Jane Harber who will be seen soon as a regular playing the role of Zara in the new series on the Ten network. Offspring is a 13 part 1 hour series from the producers of The Secret Life of Us
9/7/2010 Hawke Telemovie Soon to screen on Network 10, Hawke is descibed on the 10 website as the story of Australia's messiah, his wife, his lover and the man who brought him down. Alongside Richard Roxburgh as Hawke are BGM actors, Terry Norris and Julia Blake as Mr and Mrs Hawke senior, Wendy Bos as Sue Hawke and Lliam Amor as Senator Robert Ray
1/7/2010 "Blame" it on Michael Robinson Michael has switched hats to co- produce the feature, Blame with Perth based Factor 30 Films. Blame was selected to receive funding from the Melbourne International Film Festival's Premiere Fund and will screen in the 2010 Program. Blame is a taut psychological drama which deals with a violent attack on a school teacher.
23/6/2010 Jane Badler's in the Hood! Jane Badler made her debut on Neighbours last night in an on-going role as saucy bad girl Dianna Marshall. Keep an eye out for Jane causing more trouble in Ramsay Street through July and August.
17/6/2010 The Gronholm Method Jay Bowen is appearing in the latest Red Stitch production of The Gronholm Method which explores the question of how far would you go to get the job of your dreams. Written by Catalonian Jordi Galceran, this internationally successful Spanish play is directed by Nadia Tass. Runs from June 9 to July 10
10/6/2010 The Wedding Party Opening this year's Melbourne International Film Festival is the debut feature from Amanda Jane. The cast features an impressive ensemble of Australian talent including BGM's Alex Menglett and Wendy Bos
20/5/2010 Our Sally Have you seen Sally Cooper as a happy hooker in a scene stealer in I Love You Too currently showing in movie theatres around town
3/5/2010 Congratulations - 3 Logies for Shaun Micallef! Shaun Micallef took home three Logie Awards last night. He won the award for Most Popular Presenter, Most Popular Light Entertainment Programme and Most Outstanding light Entertainment Programme - congratulations Shaun!
29/4/2010 Face of Birth Our Kate Gorman is co-director and producer of this 1 hour doco (still in production) which explores the personal stories and journeys of women who choose to have their babies at home, Check out the teaser on You Tube channel and spread the word!!!!
7/4/2010 Red Hill wins accolades Jim Daly appears in 'Red Hill', the latest offering from Executive Producer Greg McLean (who directed Wolf Creek). This micro-budget modern-day western has just gone over big at the Berlin film festival and is already a hit, having sold to Britain, America, France, Germany, Canada, Scandinavia, Israel, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Congratulations to all involved
4/2/2010 Jane Turner in 'Holding The Man' Jane Turner is set to make her West End debut in the award winning adaptation of Tim Conigrave's novel 'Holding The Man'. If you're travelling to the UK this year, be sure to try and see it at Trafalgar Studios in London from April 23 - July 3.
18/1/2010 The Chat Matt Parkinson and Matt Quartermaine (along with Tim Smith and Andrew Goodone) are appearing every Friday night at 8.30 at the Maori Chief Hotel in Moray St, Sth Melb. The orginal cast of MMM's "The Cage" are getting together to put their own unique spin on the events of each week, recording a comedy podcast live, and entry is FREE. If you can't make it there in person, "The Chat" is available on iTunes.
22/12/2009 2010 is going to be a big year! We're looking forward to an exciting new year, and in particular we look forward to seeing:
Ian Smith in his role in "Underbelly III", Terry Norris in "Narnia III", Julia Blake in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark", Jim Daly and Michael Wahr in "Cosi", Anne Phelan in "Dirty Dusting", Adam Murphy in
"Mary Poppins", Chris Connelly in "West Side Story", Neil Pigot in "Oranges and Sunshine", Fabio Motta and Edwina Wren in "Triple Happiness" and Jane Badler in "Needle". Shaun Micallef will bring another series of "Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation" to our screens, and we look forward to seeing "Good Evening" in Melbourne. Nick Jamieson and Matt Quartermaine will be seen in their ongoing roles in "City Homicide", and Stefan Dennis and Janet Andrewartha in their ongoing roles in "Neighbours". In other news Mike Robinson is producing the feature "Blame" and Marea might even get to London to see Jane Turner in "Holding the Man" on the West End. And the year hasn't even started yet!
12/11/2009 Shaun Micaleff talkin bout His Generation Showcasing his endless versatility, Shaun has just released his first CD, HIS GENERATION. Apart from covering the massive The Who's hit, Shaun plays all the roles he has ever wanted to play with 47 voices over 29 tracks ranging from Satan-obsessed Gospel singers to Oprah watching al-Qaeda operatives