Henry Cavill joins the cast of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett. Check out the action-packed clip starring Henry Cavill & Tom Cruise below!

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt.

Synopsis: The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Source: Paramount Pictures

Moulin Rouge to cast dancers in Australia

Eagerly awaited, this casting will take place under the expert eye of Janet Pharaoh, artistic director of the Moulin Rouge and assisted by Erik Sorensen, resident choreographer. The artistic team will travel to Australia to pick up new talents who will perform on the stage of the famous cabaret, which has been illuminating Paris since 1889!

Castings will be based on special requirements: strong classical dance training as well as criteria specific to the Moulin Rouge: minimum size (5feet 9inches for girls and 6feet 1inches for boys), well-balanced figure but also and mainly the personality, the charisma and the capacity to assimilate choreographies with class and distinction! And for the boys, a well-proportioned muscled body!

After this casting, the Moulin Rouge will welcome the selected artists into the current show ‘Féerie’, expanding its team of dancers. The lucky dancers will travel to Paris for a month rehearsals and will join the team of 80 artists, from 14 different nationalities.

Among the artists, Aussies dancers from the Moulin Rouge gives the candidates advices: “Show your love and joy for the music and dance, this is what the audience see every night! Use your whole body in full lenght in all movements. Showing your discipline and willing to hard work with a smile is what could make you a Moulin Rouge dancer. And most importantly show off your personality. Break a leg!”

“Féerie” is an amazing 2 hour-long show with 1000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins, sumptuous settings in shimmering colours, a 60 tonne-water aquarium and the famous French Cancan… An exceptional show which welcomes every year more than 600.000 spectators from all around the world!

The Moulin Rouge will celebrate its 130th Anniversary in 2019!

Perth: Wednesday 11th July
Time: 12pm
West Australian Ballet
134 Whatley Crescent

Gold Coast: Saturday 14thJuly
Time: 2.30pm
Chadwick Studios
Unit 5/33 Central Drive
Burleigh Heads

Brisbane: Sunday 15thJuly
Time: 1pm
Davidia Lind Centre
2/50 Secam St.

Sydney: Monday 23rdJuly and Wednesday 8th August
Time: 12pm
Village Performing Arts Centre
O’Riordan St.

Melbourne: Friday 10thAugust
Time: 1pm
Peter Wallace Dance Industry
Jessie Morris Hall Devon Rd / Oak St. Pascoe Vale

Source: Moulin Rouge

Mumm Champagne and VRC extend partnership

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Maison Mumm are delighted to announce the first global flagship Mumm Champagne Bar will open in the brand new $128 million Club Stand at Flemington this spring.

The announcement comes as Mumm extends its sponsorship agreement with the VRC for another five years, making the iconic French champagne the official champagne of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Flemington until 2023.

The strong partnership began in 2010 and has seen Mumm grow to become Australia’s number oneselling champagne.



VRC Chairman Amanda Elliott said the Club was thrilled to extend and elevate its relationship with Maison Mumm.

“The Mumm Champagne Bar is a celebration of our significant partnership with Maison Mumm, which has enjoyed enormous growth since signing on with the Club eight years ago,” Mrs Elliott said.

“The VRC’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is renowned for celebration and is synonymous with champagne. It is Australia’s biggest champagne moment right here in Melbourne.

“We are exceptionally proud that our partnership with Mumm has paved the way for them to becomeone of Australia’s leading champagnes, and this bar and their extended presence on course is a markof that growth and success.”


Pernod Ricard Pacific Managing Director Bryan Fry said the elegant bar in The Club Stand would be a celebration of champagne and racing.

“It is a milestone for us to unveil Mumm’s first flagship brand home globally,” Mr Fry said.

“Mumm, the VRC and Flemington have a strong association with celebrations, international events and sophistication, and the new Mumm Champagne Bar at Flemington will be a discerning, distinctive and stylish celebration of that friendship.

“This striking space will be a high-energy yet sophisticated place to enjoy the races, and we look forward to celebrating our continued success with the VRC.”

The sleek interiors of the Mumm Champagne Bar at Flemington have been co-designed by the Maison Mumm style team and leading architects Bates Smart and will convey Maison Mumm’s wine credentials in an opulent, luxurious setting.

Inspired by the iconic Mumm champagne bottle, a signature Mumm red ribbon will weave its way across the space, which will include sculptural bars, lounge pavilion, betting pavilion and dining. The bar, which spans half of the first floor of The Club Stand, will also feature an outdoor terrace for an alfresco party experience.

Mumm will continue to host its extravagant marquee in the exclusive Birdcage enclosure on each day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Also, in a new, extended deal, Mumm’s parent company Pernod Ricard Australia will continue as the official spirits partner of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Flemington to 2020.

Source: Maison Mumm

Snow-tripping news: international IKON PASS partners with Thredbo

Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes, announces Thredbo as its newest partner, now offering access to nearly 26,000 hectares (more than 64,000 acres) at 27 premier mountain destinations across the globe. The Ikon Pass is available for purchase at www.ikonpass.com and through selected travel partners.

In addition to access to 26 destinations in North America, all Ikon Pass holders can enjoy skiing and riding throughout Thredbo’s 2018 winter season. Ikon Pass holders will have seven-day access to Thredbo on the Ikon Pass with no black-out dates, and five-day access on the Ikon Base Pass, with selected black-out dates.

Thredbo, Australia’s premier snow destination, offers an incredible snow experience with its impressive mountain accessing 480 hectares of varied terrain and its 672 vertical meters providing the country’s longest snow runs, combined with its picturesque alpine village at the base of the mountain which creates a vibrant après atmosphere.

“As we continue to curate partners for the Ikon Pass, we look for destinations that share our passion for the mountains and are dedicated to creating enduring memories for their guests. Thredbo fits right in and we are thrilled to welcome the leading destination in the Southern Hemisphere to the Ikon Pass community,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company.

“Australia is full of passionate skiers and riders who can now take advantage of an endless winter with the Ikon Pass as they hit the slopes of Thredbo throughout their winter, before experiencing more iconic destinations in the Northern Hemisphere.”

Thredbo joins a group of North American industry leaders that make up the Ikon Pass – Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort. Each demonstrates integrity, character and independence that is reflected in their mountains and guests.

“Thredbo is thrilled to join the Ikon Pass as its Australian partner and we feel privileged to be the first Southern Hemisphere destination offered to pass holders,” said Jordan Rodgers, General Manager, Thredbo. “The Ikon Pass is a sensational option for skiers and snowboarders who love to travel to incredible mountain experiences and we look forward to providing Ikon Pass holders access to Australia’s premier snow destination.”


To provide the best experience possible, two pass products are available for purchase, the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base Pass, with varying levels of access and benefits.

IKON PASS: Offering unlimited access to 12 destinations plus 7-days and 7-days combined at 14 destinations with no black-out dates, for $999 USD Adult (approximately $1,345 AUD).

Unlimited: Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Stratton, Snowshoe Mountain, Tremblant, and Blue Mountain

7-Days: Thredbo, Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Killington Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort

7-Days Combined:
Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain

More Benefits
10 Friends & Family lift tickets offering 25% off of the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH), with no blackout dates
Free one-year $50-value membership to Protect Our Winters that includes POW die cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line”
Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

IKON BASE PASS: Offering unlimited access to 10 destinations plus 5-days and 5-days combined at 16 destinations with blackout periods at North American and Australian destinations, for $699 USD Adult (approximately $940 AUD).

Unlimited: Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (holiday restrictions), Mammoth Mountain (holiday restrictions), Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, Snowshoe Mountain

5-Days: Thredbo, Steamboat, Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Killington Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort
5-Days Combined Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
AltaSnowbird SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain

BLACKOUT DATES: Dec. 26 – 31, 2018; Jan. 19 – 20, 2019; and Feb. 16 – 17, 2019
Thredbo Black-Out Dates: July 7-22, 2018

More Benefits
8 Friends & Family lift tickets, good for 25% off the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH), with select blackout dates
Free one-year membership to Protect Our Winters ($50-value) that includes POW die-cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line” additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

Source: Ikon Pass

Levi's launches the first 24hr music mental health hotline

Support Act is delighted to announce the launch of its long-awaited Wellbeing Helpline, made possible with support from Alberts’ The Tony Foundation and Levi Strauss Australia.


“The launch of this service is in direct response to requests from our colleagues working in music to help improve overall mental health and wellbeing,” said Clive Miller, CEO Support Act. “Based on our consultations and research, we believe that a specialised service specifically tailored to the unique challenges faced by artists and music workers will be of enormous benefit to all people working in our industry.”

The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, will be staffed by professional counsellors* who will offer expertise in all areas related to mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal ideation) as well as issues which can be mental health related (such as loneliness, relationship breakdown, financial worries, illness and workplace conflict).

The free and confidential service is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. The service will also offer specific urgent support for people who may be a risk to themselves or others. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.

“We are thrilled to see this idea brought to fruition in less than 12 months under the dynamic leadership of Jo Caveand the team at Support Act,” said Emily Albert, Executive Officer at The Tony Foundation, which provided seed funding for the initiative. “We have gone from initial conversations at the BIGSOUND Mental Health Summit last September around how to best support wellbeing in the music industry, to the helpline being made available this week. Alberts is delighted to have been able to contribute to enabling this vision to become a reality and to making this much needed service available to people working across the music industry in Australia.”

Nicky Rowsell, Marketing Manager of Levi Strauss Australia & New Zealand, which has provided additional funding and expertise, added: “Levi’s is proud to be a part of such an important initiative that will see our local musicians and music industry workers receive Australia’s first mental health and well-being help line.

This is a critical first step in a longer journey that Levi’s is heavily invested in; to really give back to the music (and wider) creative community in a meaningful way that we hope will make a real difference. We look forward to continuing to work with SUPPORT ACT on breaking down stigma and raising awareness around mental health. If this work can help to save lives – then I think we all need to make it a priority to protect the future of the music industry itself.”

To access the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline please call 1800 959 500 within Australia. Enquiries can also be made at www.supportact.org.au.

Source: Support Act