Foxtel’s Big Little Lies premiere in new Foxtel On Oxford venue

• Kidman entourage, MCN, Mamamia & advertisers test new venue

Foxtel and MCN showed off their new inner-city venue Foxtel On Oxford last night.

In the second-only event at the completely refurbished Academy Cinema on Oxford Street in Paddington invited guests saw the Australian premiere of Foxtel’s second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies.

While there was no Nicole Kidman to walk the red carpet and pose on the media wall – she sent a video explaining she was working in New York City this week – Kidman family connections were out in force.

Lucia Hawley with Janelle Kidman

Nicole’s mother Janelle Kidman attended with her granddaughter (and Nicole’s niece) Lucia Hawley. Accompanying them was longtime Kidman publicist Wendy Day with columnist husband Mark and former Nicole Kidman exec assistant Gemma Fordham (now running SCA’s Hit Network) was part of the entourage.

Wendy and Mark Day with Janelle Kidman

The event was sponsored by Mamamia with chief revenue and operations exec Tony Prentice hosting clients and partners.

Foxtel executive director of television Brian Walsh introduced the first episode of the second season and reminded guests it was just part of a big line-up of premium drama from Foxtel and HBO.

Walsh also took the opportunity to screen to guests an extended trailer of Foxtel’s new Australian drama Lambs Of God with Ann Dowd, Essie Davis and Jessica Barden. That series, launching Sunday July 21, is made for Foxtel by Lingo Pictures and Endemol Shine.

Top photo: Foxtel’s Brian Walsh
Photos: Belinda Rowland

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