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October 2018 Archives

31 October 2018

CBS Rebrands Channel 10 and My Life Is Murder Mentions In The Media

There is a brief mention of "My Life is Murder" in Deadline's story about the rebranding of the Australian tv station "Channel 10" which was bought out by CBS this year. The news also made it to several other publications (see list below)

Elsewhere, Network Ten revealed a raft of new titles including three original high-end dramas.

My Life is Murder stars Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless as complex, contrary and compelling investigator Alexa Crowe, who cannot help fighting the good fight - whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. The show is produced by Bondi Rescue producer CJZ and distributed internationally by DCD Rights.

More info here:

Other publications



23 October 2018

Press Release: Lucy Lawless to Attend The First New Zealand LGBTI Awards

4EBABB6400000578-6012915-From_warrior_princess_to_daring_investigator_Former_Xena_star_Lu-a-28_1533085407592.jpgFilm and TV Star Lucy Lawless Will Be Attending The First New Zealand LGBTI Awards As Their Ambassador

Internationally-known actress and activist Lucy Lawless will be appearing at the inaugural New Zealand LGBTI Awards Ceremony next month, and says she is delighted to be a part of the inaugural event created as a celebration of equality.

"I am delighted that Silke Bader is setting up the New Zealand LGBTI Awards in Auckland. She really helped the Aussie LGBTI community announce and celebrate their collective power," Lucy says.

"She's a class act and I love her. Now let's do it Kiwi style! November 29th at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland!"

The Kiwi actress is well-known for lending her support to a number of causes, most prominently environmental awareness. She has worked extensively with Greenpeace in the past, becoming a climate ambassador and fighting to prevent offshore oil drilling.

She is also a strong supporter of the LGBTI community, having attended numerous Gay Pride parades and Mardi Gras celebrations and openly supported gay marriage, and was awarded the Ally of the Year Award at the 2017 Australian LGBTI Awards.

Her starring role in 1995's television show 'Xena: Warrior Princess' propelled her to international stardom, as well as making her an icon among the feminist and gay communities due to the strength and ambiguous sexual orientation of her character. She has also starred in well-known film and TV shows such as the 'X-Files', 'Spiderman', 'Parks and Recreation,' and 'Ash vs Evil Dead.'

Director and MD of the New Zealand LGBTI Awards, Silke Bader, says the Awards are intended to create role models and visibility within the LGBTI community, and Lucy Lawless's presence will help achieve both of these goals in one stroke.

"We're thrilled to have Lucy on board, her support means a lot to us and she's the perfect person to represent what we stand for," Silke says.

The New Zealand LGBTI Awards Ceremony will be a lavish black-tie event hosted at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on November 29th, and will feature a number of famous faces, including Lucy herself, former TV show host-turned politician Tamati Coffey, who will be MC for the evening, and iconic Kiwi comedy duo the Topp Twins, who will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

To learn more about the Awards, or to book tickets, visit them here.



16 October 2018

Lucy is being nominated for an award from the LGBTI Australian Awards.

Image636752737014239718Lucy is being nominated for an award from the LGBTI Australian Awards. You can vote for her by following this link


Please tell us why you are nominating this person/ organisation. Please note that this will be shared with the person you are nominating. Lucy Lawless is a true icon and an activist for the LGBTI community always speaking out and attending their events. Nominees Twitter @RealLucyLawless



8 October 2018

Lucy as Alexa Crowe in My Life Is Murder Images and Show Description

We found out more about Lucy's new tv show "My Life is Murder" - this information was released in a pdf aimed at the MIPCON 2018 convention to showcase the new shows. MIPCOM brings together the world's top TV and digital content executives for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences.


What do we know from this about "My Life is Murder"?

Episodes: 10 episodes (1 hour each)

TV Station: Channel 10 (Australia). Channel 10 is owned by CBS.

Due to Air: ??

MIPCOM 2018 Details about My Life is Murder

lifemurderMy Life is Murder follows the complex, contrary and compelling investigator Alexa Crowe, who can't help fighting the good fight - whether it is solving murders or combating the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature allow her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling of crimes.

As Alexa unmasks the hidden passions and dangerous secrets lurking in the energetic, ever-changing city of Melbourne she is ably assisted by ambitious twenty-something Madison Feliciano - who is not so quietly learning from the best - and her former boss, Detective Inspector Kieran Hussy, who enlists Alexa on his trickiest cased on the understanding it also means he gets to keep an eye on what's she up to now. And then there's Alexa's stubborn cat Captain Thunderbolt - Madison's nemesis,

Kieran's biggest fan and the one personality Alexa will never quite crack.

And at the centre of everything, in all her unrepentant, brilliant, fearless glory is Alexa Crowe. Ultimately this is a show about a woman who just refuses to give in. Or give up. Or shut up.

A CJZ Production for Network Ten. Principal production investment from Network Ten in association with Screen Australia. Financed with support from Film Victoria.



Lucy Lawless as ALEXA CROWE

(Ash Vs Evil Dead, Top of the Lake, Spartacus)

Further cast to be announced




For more about Lucy's role as Alexa Crowe in My Life is Murder head on over to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless My Life is Murder subsite - A new website devoted to the show will be up shortly.



5 October 2018

Images and Video: Lucy on The Rainbow Warrior II in The Great Australian Bite

Lucy is on the Rainbow Warrior II with Greenpeace in The Great Australian Bite to protect Whales and stop oil drilling. You can sign up to this campaign.

The Great Australian Bight is like nowhere else on earth - it’s home to thriving seaside communities, whale sanctuaries, sea lions, and jaw-dropping undersea critters. It’s also one of the riskiest places to drill for oil, with wild waters and fragile ecosystems. Australia’s Government is in the pocket of Big Oil. But the movement of people vs. oil is building. If we can end oil in the Bight, we have a chance at making oil history - everywhere.

Show Australia’s Government that we’re watching their next move.

Lucy said in the released Greenpeace press release

“Now we need our Australian neighbours to crank up the pressure. Together, we could protect the Southern Seas that connect our two countries and create one of the biggest oil free blocks on the planet. An obvious first step is saving the Great Australian Bight.”


Here’s some video and images



5 October 2018

Greenpeace Press Release: “Look after our whales”: Lucy Lawless’ trans-Tasman challenge

(C) 2018 Greenpeace New Zealand - Lucy Lawless watching Whales in the Great Australian BiteActor Lucy Lawless has laid down a trans-Tasman challenge from on board the Rainbow Warrior, calling on Australians to help protect New Zealand’s whales.

Lawless is currently on board the Greenpeace flagship in Kaikōura, from where whales regularly visit on their way to spend time in Australian waters.

“I’m challenging Australians and their Government to protect whales everywhere by stopping the risky deep sea oil drilling that is planned for the Great Australian Bight, right in the middle of critical whale habitats,” she says.

“Australia has a reputation for claiming New Zealand’s stuff. I’ll give them Pavlova, but when it comes to our whales, we’re drawing a line. We’ll do everything in our power to protect them.

“We’re pretty good at winning moral battles using peaceful protest here in New Zealand. We’ve been opposing oil exploration in our hundreds of thousands for almost a decade, and we’ve just seen our Government become one of the first to put an end to new offshore oil and gas permits.

“Now we need our Australian neighbours to crank up the pressure. Together, we could protect the Southern Seas that connect our two countries and create one of the biggest oil free blocks on the planet. An obvious first step is saving the Great Australian Bight.”

Lawless is using her social media clout to call on Australians to take action with her.

The Great Australian Bight stretches across the Southern coast of Australia and is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. It’s where endangered whales give birth and raise their young, where scientists recently discovered hundreds of new species, and where there is more unique diversity of life than the Great Barrier Reef.

Despite this, oil companies are planning to undertake the riskiest experimental oil drilling there that’s ever been attempted.

Greenpeace Australia and New Zealand have teamed up to save the Great Australian Bight. A cross-Tasman petition is travelling around New Zealand on board the Rainbow Warrior, and will then be taken to Australia with the ship.

After Kaikōura, the ship will visit Lyttelton, Dunedin, Stewart Island and Bluff, before heading across the Tasman.

The Rainbow Warrior is in New Zealand to celebrate the oil exploration ban and promote clean energy alternatives, as well as highlight areas of the country where oil exploration is still a reality due to pre-existing exploration and drilling permits.

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand