Shine Australia & AFTRS Announce 2015 Intern Programme

Shine Australia and the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) have today announced the continuation of the Shine Australia Intern Program.

Following the successful first year of the program in 2014 when an internship was offered to one AFTRS Foundation student, Luke Davis next year Shine Australia is offering two internships to AFTRS graduates, one from the Foundation program and a second to a Graduate Diploma Editing student.

Mark Fennessy, Shine Australia CEO said “Shine is committed to fostering creativity and nurturing bright new talent within the industry. Our first AFTRS intern, Luke Davis, has impressed us enormously with his talent and commitment across a wide range of production duties and experiences. His own journey has now begun towards an exciting and successful career. The high quality of AFTRS Graduates has really encouraged us towards increasing our support for these creative young Australians.“

This year the graduates selected for the internships will work across a range of Shine Australia projects and departments.

Sandra Levy, CEO AFTRS said: “This is an incredible opportunity for two of our graduates to work within one of Australia’s most successful and prolific production companies - something every one of our students strives for. We are very grateful to Shine Australia for partnering with AFTRS on this on-going internship program. The school constantly seeks to expose our students to best industry practice and professional opportunities through the quality of our teaching staff who are drawn from the industry and internships such a these.”

For enquiries or to arrange an interview please contact Tracey Mair: // 0419 221 493 

A New Fairytale Begins: The Bachelor Australia Series 2. Starts 7.30pm, Wednesday, July 30. On TEN.

Super yachts, helicopters, Aston Martins, sea planes and some of the most luxurious and breathtakingly romantic dates will set pulses racing when The Bachelor Australia returns to TEN with a brand new Bachelor, Blake Garvey on Wednesday, July 30.

The tall, dark and handsome Perth real estate auctioneer and licensed agent will melt hearts Australia-wide two nights a week as he searches for his dream girl among 24 dazzling Bachelorettes.

While confessing he doesn’t have a type when it comes to women, Blake is looking for some key qualities in his potential partner.

Blake says: “I’m looking for someone who enjoys being active, has a great sense of humour and a sense of adventure.

“Someone I can have a good banter with, is ambitious, confident, supportive, challenging and has a great smile.”

Ready to fall in love and start a family of his own, the engaging 31-year-old believes his soul mate is waiting for him in the Bachelorette mansion.

As The Bachelor Australia arrives, is this be the beginning of the fairytale?
See the ultimate love story unfold each Wednesday and Thursday nights on TEN.

Hosted by Osher Günsberg, The Bachelor Australia is a Shine Australia production for Network Ten. 

Presenting Australia's Next Bachelor - Blake Garvey

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The fairytale continues on TEN when the romantic television series, The Bachelor Australia, returns with a brand new bachelor: Blake Garvey.

The 31-year-old Perth real estate auctioneer will set hearts alight this year with his towering height, rich deep voice and remarkable good looks, as he begins his journey for true love.

Standing at an imposing 196 centimetres, the keen sportsman and fitness enthusiast is yet to meet “the one”, but believes his dream girl is just around the corner.

Network Ten Head of Entertainment and Factual Programming, Stephen Tate, said: “During the casting process, we asked thousands of eligible young women what they were looking for and Blake met every criteria and more. 

“We met Blake quite early in the casting process and he instantly set the level. By the end of the national casting tour, he was still head and shoulders above the rest. We are so fortunate he has agreed to look for love on The Bachelor Australia.”

 Hosted by Osher Günsberg, The Bachelor Australia will follow Blake as he negotiates the minefield of modern dating, searching for his dream girl among Australia’s most eligible bachelorettes. Through a series of romantic and extravagant dates, 24 single women will vie for his affection, hoping to receive a coveted red rose.

 The Bachelor Australia captured the hearts of Australians last year when love blossomed between Sydney chiropractor Tim Robards and vivacious lawyer Anna Heinrich. The series dominated water-cooler conversation across the nation and set social media on fire.

 Six months since Australia’s sweethearts Tim and Anna declared their love on national television, it is time for the next enchanting chapter of The Bachelor Australia.

 The Bachelor Australia is a Shine Australia production for Network Ten.

Shine & TEN welcome Tina Arena Home

Kicking off the exciting new Thursday night shows from Thursday, March 20, Australian pop royalty Tina Arena returns home to perform her new single, Reset, on the So You Think You Can Dance Australia stage.

Tina Arena is synonymous with Australian music and pop culture. Her voice has resonated throughout generations, from her early days on Young Talent Time, to her coming-of-age debut album Strong as Steel, through to the incredible international success of her sophomore album, 10 times platinum Don’t Ask, and the smash-hit follow-ups In Deep and Just Me.

Following the overwhelming success of her latest album Reset – which was her first original English language release in 12 years – Tina returns to our shores ahead of her national tour later in the year. Joining her on the stage are season one and two So You Think You Can Dance Australia winners Jack Chambers and Talia Fowler.

Ahead of next week’s performance, Tina said: “Dance is an art form I have the utmost respect for, and to share the stage with those who perfect this craft is each and every time an honour for me. Whether it’s dancing on stage at Mardi Gras, or with some of Australia’s finest on So You Think You Can Dance Australia, it feels electric. Music and dance, dance and music… for many, one doesn’t live without the other.”

INXS: Never Tear Us Apart to Rock Sundays on Seven

The most anticipated TV event of 2014 and Shine's first Drama will screen across two big weeks on Seven - starting 8.30pm this Sunday, February 9 and concluding 8.30pm Sunday, February 16. 

NXS: Never Tear Us Apart is the extraordinary and uncensored story of INXS, told for the very first time in exclusive collaboration with the band and those who knew them best.

This two-part television event from Seven and Shine Australia is the ultimate story of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll; of mateship, success and excess, marred by the tragic death of singer Michael Hutchence in November 1997.

See how these six suburban boys from Sydney’s Northern Beaches conquered the world with their unique sound and a work ethic that was legendary. Beyond the music; beyond the roar of a sellout crowd, there were the parties, planes, drugs and girls. INXS played hard and partied even harder, but the rock’n’roll lifestyle took its toll on these lifelong friends.

Never Tear Us Apart stars Luke Arnold as Michael Hutchence, Ido Drent as Jon Farriss, Damon Herriman as CM Murphy, Nick Masters as Tim Farriss, Andy Ryan as Andrew Farriss, Hugh Sheridan as Garry Gary Beers and Alex Williams as Kirk Pengilly, with Georgina Haig as Paula Yates, Jane Harber as Michele, Samantha Jade as Kylie Minogue and Mallory Jansen as Helena Christensen.

The series is Executive Produced by Mark Fennessy, Rory Callaghan and Seven’s Julie McGauran, with the band’s manager CM Murphy and Tim Farriss as Co-Executive Producers and Kerrie Mainwaring and Andrew Prowse as Producers. The series is Co-Produced and Directed by Daina Reid and Written by Dave Warner and Justin Monjo.

Never Tear Us Apart was filmed in Melbourne mid-2013, with full access to the INXS archive of music, photography and stories.

INXS are one of Australia’s most successful rock bands ever with over 30 million records sold worldwide, including number ones in four different continents and a performance history of some 4,000 live shows to over 25 million people in almost 50 countries.