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Win tickets to Strictly Ballroom The Musical at Sydney Lyric Theatre (COMP CLOSED)

It was an international smash hit – a sparkling, sequined spectacular that inspired the world to dance. Now, Strictly Ballroom The Musical will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way onto the stage thanks to the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine…

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Visual artist John Gosper announced as the winner of Create STUDIO

Melbourne-based visual artist John Gosper was announced as the winner of STUDIO’s annual Create STUDIO competition at an event at Golden Age Bar & Cinema last night. His winning work – High Speed Sculpture Deconstruction – was unveiled for the first time, along with the other two finalists, all of which will be aired on…

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GIVEAWAY: Win a double pass to one of Celtic Thunder’s Australian shows (COMP CLOSED)

Two time #1 Billboard world artists Celtic Thunder are bringing their biggest show yet to Australia. Following their hugely successful US tour, Celtic Thunder will return to Australian shores in May 2014 for an extensive 21 date national tour, visiting both capital city and regional markets across Australia, some of which they’ll be visiting for…

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Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at the age of 85

She was the dimpled, precocious child with the golden ringlets who rose to stardom during the Great Depression, but sadly the iconic Shirley Temple has passed away at the age of 85. Temple’s family confirmed the news in the following statement via the Official Shirley Temple Website: “We announce with great sadness that Ambassador Shirley Temple…

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10 fascinating facts about André Rieu

André Rieu has long been enchanting audiences worldwide. He’s the ‘King of Waltz’, on a mission to bring the romance back to classical music. Starting at 8pm tonight, STUDIO’s brand new 10-part series André Rieu: Welcome To My World will explore André’s life as he leads his orchestra in a series of concerts, taking you across…

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5 talented greats who’ve passed away too soon

Billy Joel’s famous lyrics “only the good die young” seem to ring true far too often.  Some of the most promising and talented people have left us long before their time. Musicians, writers, actors, artists – the list runs long of those who’ve achieved fame and acclaim before their lives were tragically cut short. Tonight…

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Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passes away aged 46

To celebrate the life of one of the world’s most talented Oscar-winning actors, STUDIO presents a special screening of BAFTA: A Life in Pictures with Philip Seymour Hoffman, tonight at 7.00pm AEDT. Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away in New York City aged 46. Hoffman won the Academy Award for best actor for the 2005…

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10 things you didn’t know about Hugh Laurie

Television star, best-selling author, comedian and accomplished musician – Hugh Laurie really is a jack of all trades. Tonight at 7.30pm, join Hugh as he travels across America in exploration of the history of Blues music in Hugh Laurie: Copper Bottom Blues. To get you in the mood, we’ve pulled together 10 things you didn’t…

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5 things we love about Yoko Ono

Artist, activist, musician and icon – Yoko Ono has worn many hats (and we’re not just talking about her signature styled black brimmed hat). Once famously described by John Lennon as ‘the world’s most famous unknown artist’, Ono’s innovative exhibition at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art has been thrilling Australian audiences this summer. During her…

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The evolution of the hipster uncovered in successful STUDIO Kickstart production

Last week STUDIO announced that Lisa Shaunessy has been chosen as the successful producer for the inaugaural STUDIO Kickstart. Lisa’s concept pitch So Yesterday has been chosen to go into production with STUDIO. After teaming up with Screen Producers Australia, STUDIO offered participants of the Ones to Watch program an exclusive opportunity to submit their…

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10 things you didn’t know about Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury – legendary, flamboyant, talented and fiercely private. Tonight at 8.45pm, STUDIO Loves brings you an in-depth candid look at the man behind the rock star in Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender. To get you in the mood, we’ve pulled together a few tantalising tidbits for you on this complex and fascinating front…

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Love creativity? Win by sharing your thoughts on STUDIO

Are you all about creativity, music and the arts? Love watching STUDIO? We want you to share your opinions, by joining our STUDIO Viewer Panel. This exclusive online community has been established for viewers like you, giving you the opportunity to have your say about the channel. You’ll be asked to share your views through regular…

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Our 10 Favourite Internet Animal Celebrities

Tonight at 9.30pm we’re taking you deep into the bizarre world of online animal celebrities as STUDIO Loves brings you Lil Bub and Friendz. Tune in to explore the world of this feline internet phenomenon and other cat-lebrities including Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat and Grumpy Cat. To get you in the mood for this furry…

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IDEA TO EXECUTION: Last year’s CREATE STUDIO winner, Thom Fraser

In October 2012, STUDIO and The Loop gave four Australian artists the chance to bring their ideas for a STUDIO brandspot to life on national television. Thom Fraser won the Create STUDIO competition with this amazing stop-motion glass animation commercial. Here, he tell us a bit of the story behind the project. How did you…

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IDEA TO EXECUTION: Last year’s CREATE STUDIO finalist, Tanya Lee

Tanya is the next creative in our series of last year’s Create STUDIO finalists. Her simple but powerful concept translated really beautifully to television. Find out more about it and her here… How did you come across the ‘Create STUDIO’ competition? I am a member of the Loop and found it on there. How did…

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IDEA TO EXECUTION: Last year’s CREATE STUDIO finalist, Dane Scotcher

Dane is the second creative in our series of finalists who produced a television commercial with STUDIO channel as part of the CREATE STUDIO Competition last year. Here he gives us some insights into how he brought their logo to life. How did you come across the ‘Create STUDIO’ competition? I was using a street…

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5 reasons you NEED to watch ‘The Returned’

After an overwhelming response to the premiere last week, Great at 8 continues tomorrow at 8pm with the next episode of the thrilling French mystery series The Returned. If you missed out, you can watch Episode 1 in our exclusive online screening room, just in time to catch the rest of the series when it…

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5 reasons you need to watch ‘Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp’

Pimp. Author. Legend. Tonight at 9pm STUDIO Loves brings you a fascinating insight into the life of an iconic Chicago pimp in Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp. As if the enthralling anecdotes and guest appearances from stars like Ice T and Snoop Dogg weren’t enough, you can also check out these 5 reasons you need to watch ‘Iceberg Slim:…

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Missed out? Watch Episode 1 of ‘The Returned’ on our exclusive online screening room

Did you miss out on watching The Returned last night on STUDIO? Or perhaps you just want to relive it all again? You’re in luck. For the next week, we’re giving you the chance to catch up on Episode 1 of The Returned via an exclusive online screening room. Catch up now HERE. And don’t…

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‘The Returned’ takes Australia by storm

The dead are returning, but this is a homecoming like no other. There’s only one day left before our gripping new series The Returned premieres on Australian TV, and it seems that people just can’t stop talking about this breathtaking mystery-thriller with a twist. With the Spectator UK calling it “the best series you will…

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