The website of the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival was hacked Friday as a Chinese campaign builds against a doc about an ethnic minority leader. The fest has lost the sponsorship of Hong Kong's Trade…
With Australian box office overall up some 13% for the year, the majors are celebrating, while the niche distribution scene continues to evolve.
The Melbourne Intl. Film Festival's refusal to bend to pressure from China and yank the world preem of a doc about the plight of ethnic minority Uighurs appears to have resulted in the cancellation…
Gritty Brit helmer Ken Loach has pulled his pic "Looking for Eric" from the Melbourne Intl. Film Fest, where it was due to screen twice, saying he could not support an event that has accepted funding…
The Melbourne Film Festival has dismissed a demand by the Chinese government that it scuttle screenings of a documentary about ethnic minorities in China.
Veteran exec Jackie O'Sullivan will replace Caroline Pitcher as head of Australia's locations lobby agency Ausfilm, which has offices in Sydney and Los Angeles.
Ex-Fairfax Media CEO David Kirk has been tapped chairman of Hoyts, which operates 45 theaters with more than 400 screens in Australia and New Zealand.
Aboriginal films in Oz have an image problem but its one that's about to be overturned.
Maureen Barron, former general manager of Southern Star, has been tapped to lead Queensland's top screen funder, the Pacific Film and Television Commission.
Aussie viewers' insatiable appetite for local programming in recent years is causing a subtle power shift in network boardrooms. Producers of local shows, the hitherto minnows of the Oz TV biz, are…
An Australian comedy sketch show pulled off the air for two weeks after it made fun of dying children is set to return to screens June 24.