DIARY - 11 FEBRUARY 2004 - C31 AWARDS
COUNTRY TV IN AWARDS FINALS
TV director and producer Peter Hosking has been honoured with the maiden
series of our show making the finals of the National Community Television
Hosking entered Episode 9 in the 2004 Antenna Awards to be celebrated
in Melbourne on Saturday February 28.
Nu Country TV is up against other popular shows Chartbusting
Eighties, Syn TV, Warp TV, Music Pot and Asylum.
The veteran actor entered the Nu Country episode that featured home grown
stars Keith Urban and Kasey Chambers, T-Bones, Luke O'Shea, Monica Weightman
and Canadian Fred Eaglesmith.
It also highlighted Hosking's creative editing of the intricate Cash-Carter
family tree Guru segment.
Luckily, Nu Country TV was not entered in best Arts program category where
it would have had to compete with the popular Public Hangings.
Nu Country TV was among 178 finalists chosen from a massive 506 nominations.
The NCTVA Awards ceremony will be screened in a live/delayed telecast
from Storey Hall at RMIT University at 7 p m - Saturday February 28.
Hosts are Esther Makris from My World on C 31 Melbourne and Geelong
and Gary Mitchell from Sweet and Sour - Access 31 Perth!
WHERE ART THOU
is a torrential downpour Hosking won't be available to accept the award
if Nu Country TV is a shock winner.
Peter is playing Romeo's father in the extended summer season of Romeo
& Juliet at the Botanical Gardens in South Yarra.
Instead we will be represented by NCTV host and Broken Spoke singer
Paul Hicks who has shaved his head for charity and as a tarmac for autographs
to be aired during Series 2 of Nu Country TV.
Hicks may be forced into an arm wrestle with Chartbusting Eighties
host and popular journalist Jeff Jenkins if there is a dead heat.
Co-host Heather Rutherford has already filmed a vast cast of country music
artists in live footage and interview mode at the Whittlesea Country Music
They include Smoky Dawson, 90, and younger fry including Troy Cassar-Daley
and singing spouse Laurel Edwards, The Pigram Bros and former Nu Country
DJ and diva Leslie Avril.
A pictorial essay on the festival by Heather and former school chum and
latter day TV star, Dr Fiona Stewart will soon appear on our web page.
We're now negotiating with other major festivals including Port Fairy
to obtain access to the cream of their country talent.
Artists on the menu include Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch, Grammy Award
winning banjo playing MBA Alison Brown, Indian cowboy Bobby Cash and many
Burwood film editor Michael Wormald has been burning the midnight oil
editing the new series at our CBD editing suite.
Nu Country is indebted to Michael for the creativity and talent he has
pumped into his time consuming task.
Among new videos are clips by international female artists diverse as
Terri Clark, Mindy Smith and Alison Krauss and Gold Guitar winning local
And we also have clips by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn,
Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett and Clay Walker.
We're also awaiting new video clips from a vast array of local artists.
Stay tuned to C 31 at 8 p m on Saturday during summer for the first series
repeats until our new episodes are ready to be aired.
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