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Aurora content goes international with UK partnership first

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 Exclusive new programs: You Can Heal Your Life by bestselling author Louise L. Hay and IFSS Uncut (behind the scenes with International Film School Sydney) will air with UK360


25th July, 2012: In a first for Australia’s leading not-for-profit subscription community TV Channel – Aurora – has joined forces with the Community Channel (UK), in a sharing agreement allowing each channel to screen each other’s content.


Aurora CEO Phyllisse Stanton says: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Aurora to showcase Australian community content on an international stage. We are enormously proud to see our very own production, Chatterbox, available to British audiences on the Community Channel (UK). This is a terrific partnership with a likeminded organisation that holds similar values and objectives. In the coming months and years we hope to share learnings that will help grow our respective channels.”


Chatterbox is a show by the community, for the community, providing a broadcast platform for stories from around Australia that are little told and often not heard. Every month Chatterbox takes viewers behind the scenes of large and small-scale events that bring communities together, and will now air on the Community Channel (UK) in addition to its regular slots on Australian network FOXTEL.


Aurora will screen UK360 on Mondays from 30th of July at 7pm bringing the most inspiring community stories from across the UK, about people and projects that are changing lives and local areas for the better.


Aurora has also joined with Australia’s leading new age and self-development publishers Hay House Australia to produce a special documentary screening of You Can Heal Your Life. Hosted by Zoe Sheridan (VH1, The Catch Up), the special screening looks at the life of Hay House founder Louise L. Hay –  the American bestselling author, speaker and inspirational teacher whose healing techniques, affirmations and positive thinking have inspired millions worldwide. The program will premiere on Sunday 29th July at 9pm.


Aurora Programming Manager Corrie McDougall says: “Aurora has long shared a significant friendship with Hay House Australia, and to see that culminate into this showcase truly is special. With our programming we strive to entertain, educate and inform, and this partnership with Hay House Australia helps us to do just that. With that educational goal in mind, we’ve also recently welcomed IFSS Uncut to Aurora – a how to guide to film making in Australia that aims to help emerging artists who are just starting out in the industry.”


IFSS Uncut was produced exclusively for Aurora by the International Film School Sydney, and takes you behind the scenes of what it takes to make a film. It premiered Sunday 22nd July at 8pm, hosted by Georgina Haig and features interviews with leading film professionals including Dean Francis (Road Train).



About Aurora: Aurora is committed to screening interesting, diverse and innovative content to encourage awareness and understanding of community issues and interests. All Australians have the unique opportunity to have their work broadcast on a national platform. Aurora Community Channel is a partner of Australian Made and is proudly supported by FOXTEL.


About the Community Channel (UK) : Owned and run by the Media Trust, Community Channel is the UK’s only digital television station dedicated to highlighting issues from both local and international communities as well as the voluntary and charity sector. Broadcasting original shows, the best of terrestrial TV and showcasing the work of new directors and community programme makers, Community Channel is the place for real-life stories.


You Can Heal Your Life: You Can Heal Your Life is an inspirational film which delves in to the life story and teachings of leading self development author Louise L. Hay.

Louise L. Hay is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher, and the bestselling author of 27 books, including You Can Heal Your Life. Her works have been translated into 25 different languages in 33 countries throughout the world. Since beginning her career as a Science of Mind minister in 1981, she has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. Louise is the owner and founder of Hay House, Inc.


IFSS Uncut: The International Film School Sydney takes a unique approach to film education, immersing students in every aspect of cinema-making with a holistic approach to the diversity of forms – screens small and large. With full creative control, students make film after film using the latest industry standard equipment and software.

Visit www.ifss.edu.au


UK360: UK 360 gives a voice to communities and to the local individuals and organisations that are positively improving their neighborhoods at a grass-roots level. Stories have included a feature on Queen guitarist Brian May working in is his local area to support wildlife charities.


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Media Information: Laura Douglas at Launch Group: 02 9492 1000


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