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The Inaugural Equity Awards Presentation

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Last night the inaugural Equity Awards, hosted by Equity president Simon Burke, were held at the Ivy Penthouse in Sydney’s CBD. The cast members of Rake and The Librarians received their awards in front of 100 Australian performers, industry leaders and Equity members. The Equity Awards recognise outstanding performances by an ensemble in a comedy series and in a drama series.

Tony up for a Tony

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The nominations for the 65th annual Tony Awards were announced last week in New York, and among the nominees was Australia’s Tony Sheldon for his portrayal of Bernadette in the Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Sheldon has already received a 2011 Theatre World Award - the oldest award given for a debut On or Off Broadway.

Farewell Bill

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Equity notes with great sadness the passing of Bill Hunter. Bill worked alongside Mel Gibson in Peter Weir's Gallipoli, played ballroom federation president Barry Fife in Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom and starred as Toni Collette's father in Muriel's Wedding. At the same time as filming Muriel's Wedding, he worked on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. More recently, Hunter worked on Red Dog, TV miniseries The Pacific, Finding Nemo, Crackerjack and Luhrmann's Australia. Our thoughts are with Bill’s family, friends and the performers who had the honour of working with him over the years.

Equity Award winners announced!

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The casts of Rake and The Librarians were selected – via secret ballot of Actors Equity members – as the winners of the Equity Awards for outstanding performances in an Australian drama and comedy program. Equity warmly congratulates all winners. See our press release here.

Beyond the box office

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A report by Screen Australia, released today, reveals that the 100 Australian feature films released between 2007 and 2009 have achieved thus far a total audience of around 101 million viewings. More here.

Stunt elections

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Nominations for the National Stunt Committee are now open. If you are a Stunt Coordinator or Safety Supervisor and are interested in being on the National Stunt Committee please contact the Alliance Inquiry Desk on 1300 656 512.

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