Isla Fisher to receive the AACTA Trailblazer Award

December 6th 2016No CommentsCareer, Media Alerts, News & Gossip

Congratulations to Isla on this fantastic honour!

Isla Fisher takes out AACTA Trailblazer Award

AACTA has named Isla Fisher as the recipient of this year’s AACTA Trailblazer Award, designed to recognise “the achievements, abilities and successes of an Australian screen practitioner who inspires others with their portfolio of work.”

The AACTA Trailblazer Award is a discretionary award, determined by the board and president of AFI | AACTA. It was first awarded to Rose Byrne at the 4th AACTA Awards.

After her start on Home and Away, Fisher broke in the States with 2005 comedyThe Wedding Crashers. She has since gone on to star in the likes of Definitely, Maybe; Confessions of a Shopaholic; and The Brothers Grimsby alongside husband Sasha Baron Cohen. Despite being a self-described ‘comic actress’, Fisher has also appeared in The Great Gatsby and the recent Nocturnal Animals.

Outside of acting, Fisher also published two teen novels at age 18; ‘Bewitched’ and ‘Seduced by Fame’. She has also co-written two scripts with Amy Poehler and her first children’s book ‘Marge in Charge’ was released earlier this year.

CEO Damian Trewhella said Fisher’s work in the international screen industry has added to Australia’s reputation for producing outstanding screen talent.

“From her breakout roles in Home and Away and the international comedy Wedding Crashers to her critically acclaimed dramatic performances in The Great Gatsby and Nocturnal Animals, Isla has carved a diverse career we hope serves as an inspiration to other Australian performers.

We also recognise Isla’s influential role as a champion for female comic actresses – a cause she has advocated for over a decade and which marries with one of AACTA’s most important aims – to foster talented Australian screen practitioners who serve to mentor and inspire the next generation of Australians to pursue their craft to its full potential.”

Isla Fisher said: “I’m so honoured to be recognised by the Australian Academy and my Australian peers as a trailblazer in film and television. That I am considered among those Australians who are inspiring the next generation of talent is a true honour. I’m looking forward to coming back to Sydney to accept the AACTA Trailblazer Award.”

Fisher will accept the award in person this Wednesday at the AACTA Awards Ceremony held at Sydney’s Star Event Centre.

Also in attendance will be Fisher’s husband Cohen, presenters Jessica Marais, Michael Caton, Marta Dusseldorp, Shane Jacobson, and Stephen Curry alongside guests Josh Thomas and Greta Scacchi.

The AACTA Awards will be televised on Channel 7 at 8.30pm with an encore screening on Foxtel.

(Inside Film)

Isla on ‘Anna Faris Is Unqualified’

Isla was a guest on Anna Faris’s weekly podcast ‘Unqualified’ and the twosome talk about a whole range of topics – it’s a really funny interview! Listen in:

Anna Faris is Unqualified Podcast: not-so-great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types.

This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim hang out with actress Isla Fisher (Nocturnal Animals, Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic). They talk about tabloid rumors, peaking at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, and what it’s like being a mom in Hollywood, before testing out how Isla would proceed in some crazy scenarios. Karen Sarducci also pencils in a visit with Isla to pitch some feature film ideas with major Oscar buzz! Will she sign on? Listen in and find out! And come back tomorrow for some listener calls!

On part two of this week’s episode, Anna, Sim, and Isla Fisher dial up some callers. First they call Dianne, whose boyfriend broke the one rule in their non-monogamous relationship by sleeping with a mutual friend who he claims was “in a dark place.” Next, the team dishes out some unqualified advice to Allison, who’s worried that one of her best friends could potentially be marrying the wrong person. Stakes are high this week, tune in!



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More details on the “Wedding Crashers” sequel

November 23rd 2016No CommentsRumoured Roles

Variety and Deadline have more news on the potential sequel to Wedding Crashers that Isla teased us about during her recent appearance on The Today Show:

So What’s The Deal With ‘Wedding Crashers 2’? ‘Fist Fight’ Scribes Evan Susser & Van Robichaux Wrote Script

While Isla Fisher was promoting her turn in the Tom Ford-directed Nocturnal Animals, she let slip in a Today interview that she heard things were moving toward on a sequel to the 2005 hit comedy Wedding Crashers. So what’s really happening?

Insiders say there is reason to be hopeful, even though it’s not near a green light because the stars need to sign off creatively and then make deals that will be pricey. I’m told is a sequel script has just been turned in by Evan Susser & Van Robichaux to New Line, and the plan is for David Dobkin to return as director, along with the original stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Fisher and Rachel McAdams. No word on whether they’ll try to bring back Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper or Christopher Walken, each of whom had memorable moments in the first film. Andrew Panay is returning as producer.

New Line sparked to the writing team Susser & Robichaux after they scripted the upcoming Ice Cube-Charlie Day starrer Fist Fight, which the studio releases February 17. The writers competed for the open writing assignment, and their pitch for the sequel won them the job. The original grossed $285 million worldwide on a $40 million budget.

The scribes are repped by UTA and Fourth Wall Management.

(Deadline)

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Isla at the New York Premiere of “Nocturnal Animals”

A couple of days ago Isla attended the New York premiere of Nocturnal Animals, looking stunning and sparkly in a floor-length black dress by Tom Ford. She posed with her co-star Ellie Bamber and director Tom Ford. Have a browse of the first HQ photos in our Gallery, thanks to our friend Luciana:

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Isla on The Today Show

Here is Isla promoting Nocturnal Animals on The Today Show yesterday – she also talks about the possibility of a Wedding Crashers sequel!:





Isla to appear on The Today Show tomorrow

November 16th 2016No Comments"Nocturnal Animals", Media Alerts

Isla will appear on The Today Show (US) to promote Nocturnal Animals tomorrow – November 17th.

Isla at the “Nocturnal Animals” Screening

Isla attended a screening of Nocturnal Animals in Hollywood yesterday, looking super hot in a little black dress (presumably designed by the films director Tom Ford!). She was joined by her castmates including Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Aaron Johnson, and Michael Shannon, and then Sacha at the after party. Have a browse of the first HQ photos in our Gallery, with more coverage to come very soon!

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