UPDATED: William Shatner no longer planning Aus web series shoot

24 February, 2013 by Brendan Swift

UPDATED (March 7): William Shatner no longer plans to shoot an episode of his Brown Bag Wine Tasting web series in Australia due to scheduling conflicts. Shatner will shortly arrive in Perth (March 9-10) followed by Adelaide (March 16-17) for the Oz Comic-Con.

Hollywood icon William Shatner is looking for "two experienced local camera guys" and "interesting folks" in Perth and Adelaide to shoot a potential segment for his Brown Bag Wine Tasting web series.

Shatner, who is set to visit both cities in March as a guest of Oz Comic-Con, put out the call via his Twitter account:

Each five-minute episode of his Brown Bag Wine Tasting series involves Shatner talking with a local character about their profession as they share a bottle of wine in a brown paper bag.

The 81 year-old Shatner is best known as Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek series although is body of work is vast . His work has been recognised with Emmy Awards for his performances in TV series The Practice and Boston Legal. He has recently embraced social media and earlier this year had a Twitter exchange with astronaut Chris Hadfield while he was in orbit.

The Oz Comic-Con will be held in Perth on the weekend of March 9-10 followed by Adelaide March 16-17 and will also feature a range of sci-fi and cult stars such as Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) and Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show).

To register interest in Shatner's Brown Bag Wine Tasting series, email: Press@WilliamShatner.com.

Contact this reporter at bswift@if.com.au or on Twitter at @bcswift.








  • Steve

    I read your tweets re cameraman in Adelaide. I’m available to shoot and can get a second camo for the shoot as well. We shoot on Sony HDXD Cam. Both have worked in TV for over twenty years. You can se some of my work at http://www.fleetwooddigital.com.au
    Steve Leicester.