NEWS

06 May 2022

Media Release

Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Claude Jabbour, Maria Tran, Matt Nable and Damian Walshe-Howling join Lincoln Younes and Ian McShane as filming commences on Last King of The Cross

With filming commencing on HELIUM's Last King of The Cross this week, a stellar cast has been announced.

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Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Claude Jabbour, Maria Tran, Matt Nable and Damian Walshe-Howling

02 April 2022

Media Release

Paramount greenlights HELIUM's new scripted drama Paper Dolls

Paramount Australia and New Zealand has greenlit HELIUM Pictures' eight-hour scripted drama Paper Dolls for Network 10 and Paramount+ Australia it has been announced.

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Paper Dolls

25 March 2022

Media Release

Ian McShane joins Last King of The Cross

Legendary actor Ian McShane will play the lead antagonist in HELIUM Pictures’ drama Last King of The Cross which is being produced for Paramount+ Australia and distributed globally by Cineflix Rights, it has been announced.

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Ian McShane

17 March 2022

Media Release

Lincoln Younes cast as lead actor in Last King of The Cross — HELIUM and Cineflix Rights' new drama series for Paramount+ Australia

HELIUM and Cineflix Rights have today announced the casting of rising Australian star Lincoln Younes (Grand Hotel, Tangle, Barons) as the character of John Ibrahim in the elevated serialised drama Last King of The Cross.

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Lincoln Younes

10 February 2022

Media Release

HELIUM appoints Therese Hegarty as CEO

With a highly respected career in production and distribution Therese Hegarty has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of HELIUM

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Therese Hegarty

09 February 2022

Media Release

Cineflix Rights and HELIUM take Last King of The Cross worldwide

Cineflix Rights is partnering with Mark Fennessy's recently launched indie HELIUM PICTURES to bring thrilling new Australian true crime drama Last King of The Cross to audiences worldwide.

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Last King of The Cross

06 October 2021

Media Release

Mark Fennessy Launches HELIUM

Founded on a proven expertise and strong relationships, and with a vision for something truly exceptional, HELIUM is 'project next' for Mark Fennessy, the internationally respected, innovator, entrepreneur and creator of premium content across all facets of the production industry.

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Mark Fennessy

6 May 2022

Deadline

Last King Of The Cross: Paramount+ Australia Drama Adds Cast Members Including '300: Rise Of An Empire' Star Callan Mulvey

Paramount+ Australia drama Last King of the Cross has added more cast with the likes of 300: Rise of an Empire's Callan Mulvey joining previously-announced Ian McShane and Lincoln Younes.

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6 May 2022

TV Tonight

Production underway on Last King of the Cross

New cast filming in Sydney include Callan Mulvey, Matt Nable and Damian Walshe-Howling.

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6 May 2022

The Daily Telegraph

TV lookalikes nail three ages of Ibrahim

Filming has finally started on the long-awaited Last King Of The Cross, and the three young actors playing John Ibrahim at various stages of life have been revealed.

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6 May 2022

if.com.au

Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Damian Walshe-Howling join Last King of the Cross

Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Claude Jabbour, Maria Tran, Matt Nable, and Damian Walshe-Howling will appear alongside Lincoln Younes and Ian McShane in HELIUM's Last King of the Cross, which has commenced production in Sydney.

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27 April 2022

The Industry Observer

Helium Music recording artist Darlinghurst to perform at the One From The Heart Concert

To celebrate the resilience and lift the spirits of the Lismore Community, Lismore City Council, Helium and Chugg Entertainment will stage a free concert – One From The Heart - on May 15.

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20 April 2022

ABC News

Darlinghurst Win New Talent of the Year

Helium Music recording artist Darlinghurst win their first Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year at the 50th Australian Country Music Awards.

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6 April 2022

if.com.au

6 Festivals on early Sydney Film Festival line-up

Sydney Film Festival has today unveiled the first 22 films on its line-up, with the event ready to return in-person during its traditional June dates for the first time since 2019.

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2 April 2022

The Daily Telegraph

Bardot star back in the girl band with new TV drama

More than two decades after gracing the small screen with Bardot, Belinda Chapple is getting back to where it all began with girl band drama, Paper Dolls.

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2 April 2022

Mediaweek

Scripted drama Paper Dolls coming to Network 10 in 2023

Set in 2000, Paper Dolls follows the meteoric rise and fall of the fictional girl-band Indigo — a manufactured pop group born out of one of the first reality TV shows.

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2 April 2022

The Hollywood Reporter

Paramount+ Greenlights Australian Original Paper Dolls

Paramount+ continues to add to its growing slate of drama originals, on Saturday announcing the greenlight for Paper Dolls, an Australian drama series about the rise and fall of Indigo, a fictional girl band.

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2 April 2022

Variety

Paramount Greenlights HELIUM's Girl Band Scripted Drama Paper Dolls

Paramount Australia and New Zealand has greenlighted HELIUM PICTURES’ eight-hour scripted drama Paper Dolls for Network 10 and Paramount Plus Australia.

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25 March 2022

Deadline

Last King Of The Cross: Ian McShane Joins Paramount+ Australia Drama

Ian McShane has been cast in Paramount+ Australia’s drama Last King Of The Cross and will take on a major role. He will appear opposite star Lincoln Younes.

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25 March 2022

The Daily Telegraph

Legendary actor joins cast of Ibrahim series

British actor Ian McShane will join the cast of the new TV series Last King of the Cross, based on the life of Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim.

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25 March 2022

TV Tonight

Ian McShane joins Last King of The Cross

Deadwood star Ian McShane (John Wick: Chapter 4) will play the lead antagonist, Ezra Shipman, the reigning King of The Cross in the upcoming drama series, Last King of The Cross on Paramount+.

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17 March 2022

Variety

Lincoln Younes Set as Star of Paramount Plus Australian Series Last King of the Cross

Rising Australian star Lincoln Younes has been cast as the lead of Last King of the Cross, a biographical series about a notorious night club owner and gangster being produced for Paramount Plus.

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17 March 2022

if.com.au

Lincoln Younes to headine Paramount+/Helium's Last King of the Cross

Lincoln Younes will step into the shoes of nightclub mogul John Ibrahim for Helium drama Last King of the Cross, set to begin filming in May for Paramount+.

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17 March 2022

The Daily Telegraph

Actor to play John Ibrahim in new TV series announced

The Australian actor set to take on the character of Kings Cross nightclub identity John Ibrahim in a new Sydney television series has been announced.

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11 February 2022

TV Tonight

Therese Hegarty appointed CEO of HELIUM

Therese Hegarty, recently Chief Executive of Seven Studios Group, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of recently-established indie HELIUM.

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11 February 2022

Mediaweek

Former Seven executive moves to CEO role at Mark Fennessy's HELIUM

Therese Hegarty has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of HELIUM, the production company founded by former Endemol Southern Star Chief Executive Mark Fennessy.

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11 February 2022

if.com.au

HELIUM appoints Therese Hegarty as CEO

Therese Hegarty will lead Mark Fennessy's new production company HELIUM as CEO.

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09 February 2022

Cineflix

Cineflix Rights and HELIUM take Last King of The Cross worldwide

Cineflix Rights is partnering with Mark Fennessy's recently launched indie HELIUM PICTURES to bring thrilling new Australian true crime drama Last King of The Cross to audiences worldwide.

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09 February 2022

C21Media

Cineflix takes int'l rights to Last King of The Cross

UK indie distributor Cineflix Rights has picked up Paramount+ in Australia's forthcoming true crime drama series Last King of The Cross for worldwide distribution.

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09 February 2022

TV Tonight

Cineflix Rights to distribute Last King of The Cross

Distributor Cineflix Rights has partnered with Mark Fennessy's recently launched HELIUM PICTURES to bring upcoming Paramount+ true crime Last King of The Cross to audiences worldwide.

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09 February 2022

Worldscreen

Cineflix Rights to Bring Australian Crime Drama Worldwide

Cineflix Rights has partnered with Mark Fennessy's HELIUM PICTURES to bring the new Australian true-crime drama Last King of The Cross to audiences around the world.

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21 December 2021

Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong's Yours and Owls plays major part in new movie 6 Festivals by Macario de Souza

6 festivals will hit cinemas in 2022 before moving to streaming service Paramount+ (the first Australian film commissioned for the service), and is written and directed by Macario de Souza.

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20 October 2021

The Music Network

Feature film '6 Festivals' to premiere on Paramount+ & feature an all-Aussie soundtrack

An upcoming feature film on streaming service Paramount+ will feature an all-Aussie soundtrack. 6 Festivals is the first locally commissioned feature film for ViacomCBS' Paramount+ and will premiere on the service next year.

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30 July 2021

ABC

Aussie festival movie to star G Flip, Dune Rats, Groovin The Moo and more

Groovin The Moo, Big Pineapple, Yours & Owls Festival, The Drop and Lost Paradise will all feature in the appropriately titled 6 Festivals, a movie about three best buds ticking off their music festival bucket list.

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29 July 2021

NME

G Flip, Dune Rats and more to feature in upcoming Paramount+ film '6 Festivals'

Ahead of Paramount+ launching in Australia next month, ViacomCBS Australia has announced 6 Festivals, its first locally commissioned feature film for the streaming service.

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28 July 2021

IF.COM.AU

Up-and-coming talent front Paramount+ feature '6 Festivals'

Yasmin Honeychurch, Rory Potter, Rasmus King, and newcomer Guyala Bayles lead the cast of writer-director Macario de Souza's Paramount+ feature, 6 Festivals.

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28 July 2021

Mumbrella

Paramount+ announces first Australian commissioned feature film

ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand is delighted to announce the rising stars of coming-of-age drama 6 Festivals, the first locally commissioned feature film set to air on its global digital subscription video streaming service, Paramount+.

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28 July 2021

TV Tonight

Paramount+ commissions first local film, 6 Festivals

Paramount+ has commissioned its first feature film, a coming-of-age drama 6 Festivals.

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October 2019

The Industry Observer

'6 Festivals' film scores Screen Australia funding

A half dozen of the nation's hottest and happiest outdoor fests will feature in a new film, which has secured production funding from Screen Australia.

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