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It is no secret that everyone loves Vampires these days - not only has the age old Vampire myth been modernised in literature - the most popular Vampire titles today include the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, but also the Vampire legend is being reinvented for a new generation in feature film and television.

For example Bram Stoker's Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was a commercial success in 1992, as was Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles directed by Neil Jordan in 1994.

Then came the action-vampire sub-genre which included the Blade film series and Underworld film series.

Other recently produced Vampire themed titles include Night Watch, Let the Right One In and the English language remake Let Me In, and of course The Twilight Saga film series, which continues to be a major commercial success all around the world.

Currently there are a range of anticipated Vampire themed high profile film projects, such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) directed by Timur Bekmambetov, Dark Shadows (2012) directed by Tim Burton and Innocence (2012) directed by Hilary Brougher. In the coming months we can look forward to the forthcoming remake of Fright Night (2011), directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant.

There have also been a range of cult television shows exploring vampirism; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was based on the 1992 feature film of the same name, Angel, Blood Ties, Moonlight, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood, the acclaimed drama series created and produced by Alan Ball, which is the focus of an upcoming Live in the Studio event at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI).

Entitled True Blood: Thirsty for More, this special event will take place on June 30, 2011, just days after the anticipated US premiere of the fourth season of True Blood.

Beginning at 7pm, True Blood: Thirsty for More, will be hosted by award winning Australian writer Emily Maguire, Robert Jan of Triple R and Helena Jankowski of Siren MPS: Makeup, Prosthetics, SFX Makeup. The three esteemed hosts will discuss the previous seasons of True Blood in depth, so this is night designed for True Blood aficionados.

If you are interested in attending this special Live in the Studio event, you will have the chance to secure your ticket on the ACMI website and at the ACMI information desk closer to the event date. Tickets are priced at $14, concession is $11 and ACMI members pay the discounted fee of $10.

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Why? A special night designed for True Blood aficionados
When: June 30, 2011 - from 7pm
Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Federation Square Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Tickets are priced at $14
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