Production of "Happy Feet 2" and "The Guardians of Ga'Hoole" is under way but politicians in Australia's biggest state, New South Wales, want an ever bigger screen industry.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn's "Bronson," a biopic about the U.K.'s most violent prisoner, won the A$60,000 ($48,000) Sydney Film Prize on Sunday as the Sydney Film Festival wrapped.
Keen watchers of Aussie films have been noting the similarities between Pixar's new animated laffer "Up" and the 2003 romantic comedy "Danny Deckchair," released by Fox.
If great theater is hatched out of solid collaborations, then Brendan Cowell's acerbic mainstage playwriting bow is doubly blessed.
Sydney has emerged as Australia's digital animation hub.
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton's first year managing the Sydney Theater Company has been marred by a significant erosion of the company's financial position.
Theater director Neil Armfield is preparing to ankle the helm of Sydney's Company B troupe housed at Belvoir St. Theater, where current Barrymore Theater production of "Exit the King" was hatched and…
A rich collaboration from theatermakers working in peak form.
More good news for the hot Oz kidvid market: The federal government in late April announced that it intends to launch a dedicated children's channel screening at least 50% local content.
Local distribs in Oz have mixed feeling about the market. They're upbeat because of the booming box office -- total gross is tracking about 7% ahead of 2008 -- but the once-almighty DVD sideline has…
Aussie filmmakers see it as a sign of revival that two Oz pics have been selected to play at Cannes: Jane Campion's "Bright Star" will unspool in competition, and Warwick Thornton's "Samson…