Congratulations to the Sorta award winners
5 Dec 2012
The winners of this year's Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards have just been announced!
A big congratulations to everyone, especially the StarNow Best Actor and StarNow Best Actress in a Short Film, Andy Anderson and Mabelle Dennison.
The winners of the "Moas", as the awards are called, are:
Best Film: The Orator
Best Director: The Orator - Tusi Tamasese
Best Actor: The Orator - Fa'afiaula Sagote
Best Actress: The Orator - Tausili Pushparaj
Best Supporting Actor: Netherwood - Will Hall
Best Supporting Actress: The Orator - Salamasina Mataia
Best Short Film: Honk If You're Horny
Best Short Film Actor: Honk If You're Horny - Andy Anderson
Best Short Film Actress: Whakatiki - Mabelle Dennison
Read the full list of winners
Interview with Miss England 2012, Charlotte Holmes
16 Aug 2012
Charlotte Holmes, is the recently crowned Miss England 2012, a title she won over 59 other stunning contestants from around the UK. Charlotte is also a former Britain’s Next Top Model contestant, coming forth in the running in 2010. We had the opportunity to talk to Charlotte before she left on her journey to win Miss World in Ordes, Innter Mongolia.
StarNow: Congratulations on winning Miss England. We could see the surprise on your face when you won, but how did you feel when they announced your name?
Charlotte: Utterly shocked, overwhelmed and excited!
StarNow: This is your third year entering Miss England. What does winning the title of Miss England mean to you?
Charlotte: Everything! It has been a four year project and yes it was third time lucky in the final... It was a lot of hard work and it was the icing on the cake.
StarNow: What are you hoping to achieve in your year as Miss England?
Charlotte: I would like to raise awareness of the organisation and promote it to young women. It's a fantastic opportunity to get to know like minded individuals, get out into your local community and raise lots of money for charity.
StarNow: What advice would you give to other models who are interested in competing in pageants and competitions such as Miss England?
Charlotte:. Go for it! But do your research first. Miss England is a fantastic organisation.
StarNow You were placed fourth runner up in Britain’s Next Top Model in 2010. How do you feel the show has helped your career?
Charlotte: I met a lot of successful, influential people in the industry and I took every photo shoot and challenge as a learning opportunity. I had the time of my life and would do it again tomorrow if I could! It has given me the right mindset to go out and be a contender in this tough industry.
StarNow: How did you get started in the modelling industry?
Charlotte: My mum entered me into the Evening Heralds Face of Plymouth competition! I won... And the rest is history! Thanks mum!
StarNow: What’s been your favourite modelling shoot to date?
Charlotte: It would have to be the shoot I did for Isklar Water on a Norwegian glacier and I was only wearing plastic bottles... Cold but totally amazing experience!
StarNow: How do you prepare for a modelling shoot? Has this changed over the years as your career has progressed?
Charlotte: I drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep. I don't think the rules change, but the busier I am with work, the more sleep I need!
StarNow: What do you think distinguishes a good photograph from a bad one?
Charlotte: I am my own worst critic. But ultimately when you're shooting for a client, it's them who have to be happy with the shot.
StarNow: So other aspiring models can see where you get your inspiration from, what fashion magazines, websites or blogs do you visit most often?
Charlotte: I read everything from Company and Grazia to Elle and Vogue... I like to mix it up!
StarNow: What one piece of advice would you give to aspiring models?
Charlotte: Be yourself and stay healthy.
StarNow: Now that you’re in the spotlight, how do you manage manage your online profile and reputation? Do you actively engage with fans and followers online and proactively promote yourself?
Charlotte: I have Twitter (@misscharholmes) and a Facebook page (facebook.com/charlotteholmesofficial) my website is in the making (charlottelouiseholmes.com) and I always actively respond to fans and followers. I also have a dedicated page on Facebook for when I update about my progress in Miss World (facebook.com/MissWorldEngland). It's very important to me to stay in touch with them all.
StarNow: What’s your next career goal?
Charlotte: I will keep working hard at everything I do but eventually I would like to get into television presenting, a la Holly Willoughby!
Camilla Arthur has discovered some of the world’s top models. Are you next?
13 Aug 2012
Camilla Arthur is an elite Casting Director who specialises in finding top end unique talent. This year, she’s working with us to find a totally fresh face!
Camilla originally ran the girls' division of Models 1 before forming Camilla Arthur Representation, an agency representing fashion & beauty photographers, make-up & hair stylists, and fashion stylists. Now head of Camilla Arthur Casting in LA, she's been called the "hottest freelance casting director on Earth" by fashion bible British Vogue.
This is your chance to be mentored by Camilla and submitted for major photographic and screen campaigns.
If you think you have what it takes to be Camilla Arthur's next big discovery, apply now!
StarNow sponsors Rushes Soho Shorts
29 Jun 2012
We’re proud to be sponsoring the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival 2012. As part of the festival, StarNow will be attending the Short Filmmakers’ Market at BAFTA on Sunday 15 July. We’d love to see you there!
We’re also hosting a seminar at The Hospital Club in London on Thursday 19 July called Casting on a Budget. We’ll show you how to find the right actors, how to bring out the best in them, and how to work effectively as a team to make the most of your valuable time on-set.
Don’t miss out! Book your spot now.
StarNow Music Immersive – coming soon…
28 Jun 2012
Are you an über-talented vocalist? Then get ready to take centre stage!
StarNow is launching a competition to find the next big voice. You could win a trip to Hollywood to take part in the world famous Music Immersive program – including rubbing shoulders with top music execs.
The StarNow Music Immersive competition will kick off on 2 July.
How it’ll work:
1. From 2 July (PST), we’ll be calling for video auditions. This is your chance to blow people away with your incredible voice! (You’ll need to be at least 14 years old to enter.)
2. Voting starts on 12 July (PST). For two weeks, visitors to StarNow will be able to watch, vote, and comment on your video.
3. Voting will close on 25 July (PST). On 26 July (PST) the 25 audition videos with the most votes will go through to the final round, along with 10 ‘Wild Card’ auditions as chosen by StarNow and Hollywood Immersive.
4. From there, our amazing panel of industry judges will give feedback on the videos and select a winner, who will head to Hollywood for the Music Immersive program. There will also be prizes for the runners-up. The lucky winner will be announced on 2 August (PST).
This is your chance to shine, so watch this space for more details!