The fallout from Transamerica exiting the bond business has now hit Australia: Completion Bond Co.'s rep here, the First Australian Completion Bond Co. (FACB), has merged with Motion Picture…
Columbia's standoff with Aussie exhibitors over film rental terms for "Cliffhanger" is over, but apparently not to the distrib's satisfaction.
Australia's two major film events, the 40th Sydney Film Festival (June 11-26 ) and the 42nd Melbourne Intl. Film Festival (June 4-18), have both wrapped with increased B.O. takes.
Underscoring the increasing interest from the West in the booming Asian media sector, Florida-headquartered media/entertainment investment banking outfit, Communications Equity Associates, is opening…
Australia's Seven Network has finalized a new minimum guarantee deal with the Walt Disney Co. and its subsids.
Australia's pay-TV license hopeful Hi Vision has chosen Wall Street's Wasserstein Perella as a financial adviser.
Australia's top TV programming exex returned home recently from the L.A. Screenings victorious in their quest for all U.S. acquisitions to be made in Australian dollars.
A major spat over film rental terms for "Cliffhanger" between its distributor Columbia and the Hoyts Theaters chain is sending shock waves through the exhibition sector and could change the dynamics…
For the first time in almost 20 years, a movie version of an Australian TV series will be made later this year. "Police Rescue: The Movie," based on the highly popular adventure skein from Southern…
Paul Hogan launched his new film, "Lightning Jack," to the Australian investment community Monday. Budgeted at $ A35 million ($ 24 million), it's not only the costliest film ever to come out of Oz…
Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Packer have been exploring media opportunities in Vietnam over the past six months, while the Aussie Broadcasting Corp. has been quietly forging its own formal links with the…