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2014 Scarlet Stiletto Awards Night with Marta! – Book your Tickets now

Image635503678281624000Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Crownies, to present the 21st Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards – 6.30pm, Friday 21 November

Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Crownies, will present its 21st Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards at a gala dinner from 6.30pm on Friday, 21 November at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre.

This year a record 207 stories competed for awards  offering a record $8,800 in prize money plus the coveted stiletto trophy for the overall winner.

At 8pm, prior to the award presentations, Dusseldorp will discuss her ‘life in crime’ (and much more) with crime author Leigh Redhead.

Dusseldorp’s criminal past includes the critically acclaimed Janet King and its predecessor Crownies (ABC), three telemovies opposite Guy Pearce in Jack Irish and the six-part Blackjack telemovies opposite Colin Friels. Other key television roles include two seasons as Sarah Adams in A Place To Call Home (Seven Network); Devil’s Dust, the award-winning mini-series After the Deluge; and Hell Has Harbour Views.

Dusseldorp has a wealth of experience on stage including three years with the Sydney Theatre Company’s Actor’s Company where she received a Helpmann Award. Her film credits include Paul Cox’s award-winning Innocence, Praise, Paradise Road and Burning Man. Info:

Leigh Redhead is the author of the award winning Simone Kirsch private eye series. She has also contributed a chapter to the compilation If I Tell You…I’ll Have To Kill You: Australia’s Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets (Allen and Unwin). Info:

Venue: Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, Thornbury

Sit-down dinner: $60 ($35 concession for shortlisted authors only). Drinks available at bar prices. Men or ‘Brothers in Law’ welcome.

Seats only (no dinner) from 8pm: $15 (no concession)

Bookings close Monday, 17th November.

Book individually or in tables of up to 10 or a seat only (without meal). 

Further information: Michaela Lobb 0409 431 397 or via email

Book stall: 10% discount for members from the Sun Bookshop stall.

Prizes kindly sponsored by HarperCollins; Pantera Press; Sun Bookshop, Athenaeum Library; Allen & Unwin; Arena Magazine; Clan Destine Press; Scriptworks; Benn’s Book Shop; Ann Byrne; Kerry Greenwood; Catherine Leppert; Josephine Pennicott; and the Queensland Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The awards are also supported by Spinifex Press.

    More info here

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    Foxtel resurrects A Place to Call Home

    Image635502510665349143Foxtel resurrects A Place to Call Home

    [Mon 27/10/2014 10:30 AM]

    By Emily Blatchford

    Fans of Seven’s A Place to Call Home can breathe a sigh of relief. After Channel 7’s shock announcement earlier in the year that the popular romantic drama would not be returning for a third season, the show has been commissioned by Foxtel.

    To be produced by Seven Productions, the show will be made exclusively for Foxtel, who have already made an order for two more seasons. It will premiere on Foxtel’s SoHo drama channel next year.

    The agreement was announced this morning by Foxtel Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, and Seven’s Network Director of Production, Brad Lyons.

    In a statement released to the media, Walsh said: “A Place to Call Home is Australia’s most loved drama series and has captured the hearts of millions of fans across the country. We are proud to partner with the Seven Network on this landmark deal and ensure that audiences can continue to enjoy this beautifully crafted and elegantly produced series for a further two seasons.

    “The Seven Network has produced Australian television’s most successful drama series of all time and we are delighted to partner with the highly experienced creative team at Seven, who will now work their magic for Foxtel subscribers.”

    Added Lyons: “This is a terrific signing. All of us are proud of A Place to Call Home and its success. Today’s agreement is great for Seven Productions and it is also a tremendous signing for the cast and crew of the programme and the millions of people who love the programme.”

    The news will no doubt be welcomed by fans of the drama, many of whom lashed out when the announcement was made to discontinue the series. An online petition was also launched in a bid to save the series and attracted over 10,000 signatures.

    A Place to Call Home was created by Bevan Lee (Packed to the Rafters, Winners and Losers) and follows the lives of the wealthy Bligh family. Set in the 1950’s, it has been described as the “Australian Downton Abbey” and stars Marta Dusseldorp and Noni Hazlehurst.

    Development on the new third season will begin shortly.