UPDATES: News on Mrs. America and Stateless series starring Cate Blanchett
Posted on
May 19, 2019

UPDATES: News on Mrs. America and Stateless series starring Cate Blanchett

Hey Blanchetters!

Things are pretty quiet in Cateland right?
But we had quite the week with Cate’s 50th birthday. So many beautiful messages and actions from the fans!

During the past few weeks some news became available on the two new series projects Cate is attached to.
Firstly, we have the CBS / FX Network mini series Mrs. America where Cate will play Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative woman who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment initiative that would guarantee the equal rights of women (USA).

Blanchett is also in executive production of this limited series and she will be joined by stars James Marsden, Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba (as Shirley Chisholm), Rose Byrne (as Gloria Steinem), Margo Matindale (as Bella Abzug), Tracey Ullman (as Betty Friedan), Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, John Slattery and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

“I am extremely excited about delving into the material as there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to peel back the layers of this recent period of history, which couldn’t be more relevant today,” Blanchett said in a statement.

Created by Dahvi Waller, the series has a nine-episode arc and the production is set to start this year, with filming from 19th June until November 1st in Toronto, Canada.

Cate will have a busy second semester! She is also going to produce an Australian TV Series.

Stateless is a new TV series about immigration detention in Australia co-created by Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie. Cate will star in the series and, alongside with Andrew Upton, will also act as executive producer of this Australian Broadcasting Corporation limited series.

McCredie and Belinda Chayko are writing the series that will be directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker) and Emma Freedman.

Blanchett said while the story was focused on Australia, it explored global themes: “The desire for personal freedom, the need for social stability, an escalating lack of faith in the political process and the deeply unsettling impact this has on individual lives.”

The cast also includes Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Dominic West (The Affair), Rachel House, Jai Courtney, Clarence Ryan, Fayssal Bazzi, Claude Jabbour, Rose Riley, Kate Box, Helana Sawires and Asher Keddie.

Inspired by real events, Stateless tells the story of four strangers in an Australian immigration centre: an airline hostess leaving a cult, an Afghan refugee escaping persecution, a father saddled with a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat steeped in a national scandal.

Stateless is expected to air on the ABC in 2020 , it will be distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal. Production is set to begin in June.

Stay tuned!!!

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Documentary Now! – Premiere Date and New Stills
Posted on
Dec 16, 2018

Documentary Now! – Premiere Date and New Stills

Hello Everyone!

We have news from “Documentary Now!”, the first two episodes of the new season will have their premiere during Sundance Film Festival on Sunday January 27, 2019 and will later be released on IFC on February 20, 2019. We have also added two new stills to our gallery, enjoy!


An anthology of lovingly crafted homages to documentary films ranging from esoteric niche works to beloved cultural touchstones, Documentary Now! has perfected the art of capturing the details, tone, and characters that set their source material apart. After the screening, cast and creators will share their insights into these two episodes from the upcoming season and about the game of paying loving homage to documentary filmmaking.

Documentary Now! Waiting for the Artist
Internationally acclaimed performance artist Izabella Barta is preparing for a major career retrospective in “Documentary Now! Waiting for the Artist,” with Cate Blanchett channeling Marina Abramovi?. As she works to create a worthy centerpiece, Barta surprises both her critics and supporters by inviting her former lover and collaborator to the exhibit’s premiere.

Documentary Now! Original Cast Album: Co-Op
Taking on both Pennebaker and Sondheim, “Documentary Now! Original Cast Album: Co-Op” chronicles the all-night recording of a cast album for the ill-fated 1970 Broadway musical Co-Op. Taran Killam, John Mulaney, and James Urbaniak play producers overseeing the session, with a cast determined to do right by a musical about tenement housing.

CATEGORY Special Events

RUN TIME 82 min

Click on the image to download the HQ version available in the gallery

Click on the image to download the HQ version available in the gallery

For tickets and more information, visit the Sundance Film Festival website by clicking here.

Gallery Updates: Heartland (aka Burned Bridge)
Posted on
Jan 19, 2017

Gallery Updates: Heartland (aka Burned Bridge)

Hello folks!

I recovered the DVDs of Burned Bridge, title used in several countries for the Australian TV Series Heartland, aired between March and June 1994 on ABC Australia. A young Cate Blanchett is Elizabeth Ashton, a writer arrived in a small coastal community, divided by racial prejudices, later shaken by the murder of an Aboriginal girl.

“I am more of a watcher where Beth feels she has to participate and bravely goes where a lot of people wouldn’t. I believe in giving people space to reveal themselves and not always tackling things head on as she does, although she displays a great honesty in doing so. She is so challenged culturally and confronted by the privacy of the Aboriginal society and doesn’t like being shut out.”
Cate Blanchett about her role


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DVD Features

Posted on
Sep 24, 2015

Gallery Updates: Charities and TV Series

Hello everyone! We are slowly updating our gallery, starting with Charity and Supported Causes:

From 2013 – Something on the Brain

Something on the Brain – speaking out about Epilepsy, was born out of a desire to raise awareness of epilepsy and redefine the way that the condition is thought of. Our mission is to take the message onto the streets and into schools and universities, using our ‘Speaking out Mike’. via Official site

To this year World Refugee Day

and the collaboration with Radio Everyone to promote the Global Goals

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And the TV Series! Cate Blanchett debutted in TV in 1993, in the TV serie Police Rescue, later turned into a movie, where she starred in another role. You can watch the episode on Youtube.


and her most recent TV role: a cameo in the Australian serie Rake, last year.


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