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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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FILM: New CEO for Festival

Damien Hodgkinson has been appointed as CEO of the Melbourne International Film Festival. The newly created role marks an exciting new chapter in the organisation’s storied history, says the MIFF Board. Damien joins Australia’s largest film festival after 11 years at the helm of Melbourne International Comedy Festival as its Executive Director. In that role,

STATEWIDE: Honours promotion for the late Fr Bob.

Larrikin priest, the late Fr Bob Maguire, was promoted in the Australia Day Honours (Jan. 26). The late Rev. Robert John Maguire AM RFD was promoted to AO in the Australia Day Honours, in recognition of his distinguished service to the community, particularly through social welfare initiatives and organisations.Fr Bob had his eponymous Foundation for

SHOWBIZ: Emergency surgery for Frank Howson

Melbourne show business identity Frank Howson, 72, has flown to Sydney for surgery to fight “inoperable bowl cancer”. Howson, producer-director-author-actor-singer-artist, has confided with friends that he may less than three months to live. “A surgeon in Sydney is attempting to operat. If it doesn’t work, I’ll be dead within 3 months,” Howson published on social

RADIO: 3AW’s Philip Brady due for hospital discharge

UPDATE: Philip Brady has told the Melbourne Observer that he is due to be discharged from hospital on Tuesday, January 30. Veteran radio man Philip Brady, 84, is in hospital awaiting hip replacement surgery after an incident with his dogo Oro. Brady, co-host of the Sunday night ‘Remember When’ program, was with his pet “but in returning to the house Oro got a little excited which resulted in poor Philip taking a tumble on the

DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

By Laura Clancy Lecturer in Media, Lancaster University. From ‘The Conversation’ When Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952, Britain was just seven years out of the Second World War. Rebuilding work was still ongoing, and rationing key products such as sugar, eggs, cheese and meat would continue for another year or so.

PEOPLE: Sandra Davies receives OAM

Congratulations to Sandra Davies who was recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), presented last week by the Victorian Governor, Linda Dessau, at Government House. Sandra was awarded this honour for “services to the performing arts, and to music education”. This is in recognition of

OK Column. By John O’Keefe

Footy tragic at Kardinia Park Far away from the glitter and gloss of Hollywood, Guy Pearce turned up at Kardinia Park to watch AFL flag contenders Geelong at training. Accompanying Guy was Game of Thrones actor Carnice van Horitan and his son. Guy has supported the Cats for past 18 years. Book launch for Number

SHOWBIZ: Barry Dickins on the record

Australian award-winning playwright and author Barry Dickins was interviewed last week by Cheryl Threadgold for a new Theatre Heritage Australia oral history program. The interview took place in the sound recording studios at State Library Victoria, where Barry shared some wonderful stories from his half a century involvement in live theatre. Barry’s contribution to the

PEOPLE: Johann inducted

and Media Manager Johann Jayasinha into their Champions Group. It is a well deserved recognition for the Hampton Park based Johann who has been a multi-cultural sports and community leader for over 20 years. His experience is not only in the cricket arena but many other sporting codes too. He has worked with the ICC,

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