Isla at CinefestOZ Film Festival

Isla attended the CinefestOz Film Festival in Western Australia at the end of August. She was a Jury member and also received the Screen Legend Award, and attended several events over the course of the film festival. On Thursday 26th she attended a wine tasting, on the Friday she attended the ‘Here Out West’ and ‘River’ premieres wearing a fitted pink Alex Perry dress with Fendi shoe and purse, and on the Saturday she wore a floral Zimmermann dress to the Jurors Lunch and then in the evening attended the Gala Night looking glamorous in a Bronx and Banco gown to receive her award. We’ve added some photos to our Gallery, and there are some short videos further down this post, including a red carpet interview…

CinefestOZ Film Festival – Forester Wine Tasting Event x16
CinefestOZ Film Festival – “Here Out West” & “River” Premieres x14
CinefestOZ Film Festival – Luncheon x8
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Isla writes new children’s book series – Mazy the Movie Star

Isla is writing a new children’s picture book series! This one will follow Mazy the dog, who is based on Isla’s own dog:

In a gilded kennel lives a famous movie star named Mazy. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams. But then one morning Mazy’s agent delivers bad news. They are only giving acting jobs to pedigrees now. Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role?

It will be published in the UK on May 12th 2022, and in Australia and New Zealand on May 3rd 2022. Pre-order here (UK) or here (Aus).

Welbeck Flame has acquired three picture books written by actress and comedian Isla Fisher and illustrated by Paula Bowles.

Jane Harris, group publisher for Welbeck Children’s, made the deal for world rights in Fisher’s text with Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown. The first in the series, Mazy the Movie Star, will be published in the UK on 12th May 2022.

The series will follow Mazy, a character inspired by Fisher’s own dog, and is set in “Hollywoof”, a version of Hollywood populated entirely by dogs. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams—until one day her agent delivers bad news. They are only giving acting jobs to pedigree dogs now. Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role?

Fisher said: “I am very excited about Mazy the Movie Star, which is based on our very own glamorous pooch. Mazy desperately wants to be something other than herself, a pedigree, in order to get better acting roles in Hollywoof. Mazy learns, with the help of her furry friends, that she’s perfect just the way she is and stands up for mutts all around the world!”

Harris said the “hilarious” series “illustrates wonderfully the underlying theme so important to young children, to always be themselves. A message not just for children but for us all, told in Isla’s original comedic voice that resonates loud and clear. I am still chuckling!”

Fisher, who is best known for her role in “The Wedding Crashers”, is the author of four children’s books, all published with Piccadilly Press: Marge in Charge (2019), Marge and the Secret Tunnel (2018), Marge and the Great Train Rescue (2017) and Marge and the Pirate Baby (2017).

(The Book Seller)

Isla Fisher has worked in TV and film for 25 years. She has played many fun and different characters, but her favourite role is being a mummy to her three children and she has been making up stories at bedtime for them every night since they were born.Paula lives in Bristol, where she has worked as an illustrator for over 10 years. She used to work in a preschool, where she got to run around pretending to be a crocodile, went on Bear Hunts and made play-dough cakes. As well as drawing, she loves getting out of the city for long walks and cycle trips in the fresh air. Oh, and she once learned to walk the tightrope!

CinefestOZ names Isla Fisher a Screen Legend

CinefestOZ names Isla Fisher a Screen Legend

CinefestOZ Film Festival has awarded actress Isla Fisher its Screen Legend prize for 2021.

The award recognises an Australian actor or filmmaker of international repute and their role in supporting excellence in Australian filmmaking.

Fisher, who was born in Oman and grew up in Perth, has been a fixture of Australian screens since she was nine, when she started in TV commercials before being cast as Shannon Reed in Home & Away, a role she played for three years.

Her career internationally took off with The Wedding Crashers, followed by a range of roles in films such as Rango, The Great Gatsby, Nocturnal Animals, Definitely, Maybe , Now You See Me, Hot Rod, The Brothers Grimsby alongside her husband Sacha Baron Cohen, and Blithe Spirit. Her most recent role is in Stan/Peacock’s upcoming series Wolf Like Me, opposite Josh Gad.

Fisher studied commedia dell’arte in Paris at the renowned L’école Jacques Lecoq performance school, and in June 2016, made her debut as a children’s author with ‘Marge in Charge’.

“I am so honoured to be receiving this award and to be able to support this important festival in the state where I grew up,” said Fisher.

“I feel at home in Perth, and I am delighted to be able to support CinefestOZ and the arts industry.”

Past recipients of the award include Kelton Pell, Sigrid Thornton, Hugo Weaving, Joel Edgerton, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, filmmakers Fred Schepisi, Bruce Beresford, Gillian Armstrong and Scott Hicks.

The prize will be presented to Fisher, who is also on the festival jury, at a Gala Night in Busselton on Saturday 28 August.


Isla announced as Jury member for CinefestOZ Film Festival

Stars Align for the CinefestOZ Film Prize Jury Lineup

CinefestOZ Film Festival has revealed the full line up of Jury members who will vote on the prestigious $100,000 Film Prize – the country’s richest film award – recognising excellence in Australian filmmaking at this year’s event.

Joining this year’s Jury Chair Nadia Tass on the panel will be actress Isla Fisher, director Zak Hilditch, producer Judi Levine and filmmaker Julia Redwood to decide which of the four films in-competition will take home the title of Film Prize Winner.

This year’s finalists include Here Out West, Nitram MIFF@CinefestOZ, River and The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson. The award will be announced at the Closing Gala Night on Saturday 28 August at Orana Cinemas Busselton.

Nadia Tass is one of Australia’s most innovative directors of both stage and screen. Recently awarded the Screen Leader Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Services to the Screen Industry, she rose to prominence internationally with the Australian classics Malcolm and The Big Steal. Subsequent films including Pure Luck, Mr Reliable, Amy and Matching Jack have been lauded by audiences and awarded over 70 international awards at film festivals around the world. Her documentary Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story will have its Australian Premiere as a part of the Official Selection program.

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Isla promotes Ring Fit Adventure on Nintendo Switch

Isla posted a new video on her Instagram of a commercial she has done for Ring Fit Adventure on Nintendo Switch. We’ve tried to find more information about this partnership but so far nothing – not even a press release – so we don’t know whether this is a one-off or if we can expect more. So for now, here’s Isla enjoying the game:

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More “Wedding Crashers 2” rumours

Rumours about a Wedding Crashers sequel have surfaced again this week, although there is still nothing confirmed.

Production Weekly have reportedly listed Wedding Crashers 2 as being ‘in production’, and scheduled to start shooting in Puerto Rico in August, with Isla, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn set to return. The original director, David Dobkin, is also listed as returning. The listing implies that this will air on HBO Max.

However, Screen Rant write that there is nothing confirmed, and “New Line Cinema, the studio that produced Wedding Crashers has refuted the tweet [below] as “inaccurate.” The studio has not greenlit the sequel at this time.”

We’ll keep you updated on further news…

Isla on the cover of Marie Claire Australia

Isla graces the cover of the new June issue of Marie Claire Australia, and wow, what a stunning photoshoot!! Isla looks incredible in the new photoshoot, and in the interview she talks about Blithe Spirit, her family, and moving back to Australia. Unfortunately the full interview is not available online yet, but we will have scans from the magazine for you very soon. The cover and photoshoot can be seen in our Gallery, and the magazine is on Aussie news-stands now.

Exclusive: Isla Fisher Opens Up About Kids, Comedy & Coming Home

From Summer Bay soap star to Hollywood heavyweight, Isla Fisher has lived most of her life under the media spotlight. But when it comes to her family ­- and the three children she shares with actor and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen – she’s fiercely protective. “Motherhood is actually my favourite topic – but I keep it private,” she tells marie claire on the set of our June cover shoot. “I think all parents are trying to protect their kids, especially in the social media age. I want our children to have a normal childhood – being able to play outside without pressure or scrutiny. All kids have the right to just be kids, and I would never sell a film or magazine by speaking about [mine].”

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Isla at Chanel’s 100 Years Of Celebrity Dinner

On Wednesday night Isla attended a dinner to celebrate the 100th birthday of Chanel’s N°5 perfume, at the Felix Bistro & Brasserie in Sydney. Isla looked chic in a head-to-toe black Chanel outfit. Only one picture from the event seems to have been released, and you can see it in our Gallery:

Chanel’s 100 Years Of Celebrity Dinner x1

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