1 April

Wednesday’s Outrageous Fortune talk at the Auckland Museum:

Wednesday night’s conversation with cast and crew from Outrageous Fortune provided some intriguing insights into the series and how great television is made. Writer Rachel Lang described the relationship between Van (Ant Starr) and Munter (Tammy Davis) as the “greatest love story” of the show. Character development was also discussed with Tammy describing an early conversation with a director who provided a character sketch of Munter: “his name is Munter and he is always munted”.

Director Simon Bennett said the cast and crew of Outrageous Fortune were able to create great television because of the high level of trust on set. After the talk some of the fans in the audience managed to grab a few photos and signatures.

Next week’s line-up of actor Robyn Malcolm, director Britta Johnstone and editor Nic Smith will discuss the best and strangest moments behind the scenes on Outrageous Fortune.

http://outrageousfortune.aucklandmuseum.com/

29 March

“Outrageous Wednesdays” at the Auckland Museum

If you’re missing your Outrageous Fortune fix go to Auckland Museum this Wednesday evening (March 30) – at 7pm they’re hosting a free talk with actor Tammy Davis, director Simon Bennett and writer Rachel Lang about the process that sees words on a page transformed into “real” characters. Drop into the Museum for a wine after work, check out the exhibition and stay on for the talk.

OUTRAGEOUS WEDNESDAYS
FREE TALK AT 7PM
EXHIBITION OPEN FROM 5PM – 7PM

30 MARCH
CONVERSATION WITH CAST & CREW
From words on a page to mayhem on set – the process of capturing the magic. Outrageous director Simon Bennett, writer Rachel Lang and actor Tammy Davis talk about shooting the show.

6 APRIL
CONVERSATION WITH CAST & CREW
Where’s Wolf? Outrageous actor Robyn Malcolm, director Britta Johnstone and editor Nic Smith share their memories of the best and strangest moments behind the scenes on Outrageous Fortune.

13 APRIL
University of Auckland’s Professor Cristel Russell talking about the bonds we forge with on-screen characters, why it happens and what happens when they are gone.

17 March

TV Guide Best on the Box winners:

The results are in! Outrageous Fortune took out four awards in the 2011 TV Guide Best on the Box awards including Best Drama, Best Actress (Robyn Malcolm), Best Actor (Antony Starr) and Sexiest Man (Antony Starr).

Congratulations to all.

1 March

Wesley Dowdell in the Auckland Arts Festival:

Wesley Dowdell (Aaron) will be performing in an Auckland Arts Festival show this month. The show, ‘Havoc In The Garden’ opens at the festival and runs in Auckland venues from March 2 – 26.

For further information or to buy tickets, visit: www.massivecompany.co.nz or www.aucklandfestival.co.nz

Become a fan of Havoc In The Garden page on Facebook here.

10 February

Best on the Box nominations:

Outrageous Fortune has picked up 7 nominations in the TV Guide Best on the Box awards! The show is up for Best Drama, Robyn Malcolm (Cheryl) for Best Actress and Sexiest Woman, Antonia Prebble (Loretta) for Best Actress, Antony Starr (Van/Jethro) for Best Actor and Sexiest Man and Craig Hall (Nicky) also for Sexiest Man.

Head on over to www.tv-guide.co.nz/botb2011 to place your votes for Outrageous Fortune!