The recent $21 million payment to keep "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" afloat Down Under is clear evidence of a country employing creative means to keeps its appeal alive to big overseas productions.
See-Saw Films, part of the producing team behind "The King's Speech," has acquired the rights to Saroo Brierley's as-yet-unpublished autobiography.
It was a great night for indigenous filmmakers as feelgood tuner "The Sapphires," about an Aboriginal girl group in the 1960s, took all the major kudos at the 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and…
SYDNEY Australian media, in the aftermath of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December, spent much time lauding former Aussie prime minister John Howard for his crackdown on automat…
Greek-Turkish coproduction "Tepenin Ardi" ("Beyond the Hill") has won for best feature film at the sixth annual Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) held in Brisbane this weekend.
SYDNEY -- It's been a tense week for Australia's embattled Nine Network, which met with its major investors over the past few days in an effort to stave off bankuptcy.
Global nets rely on mix of U.S. imports and homegrown programming to find right balance
SYDNEY -- Helmer-scribe Cate Shortland's German-language WWII survival story "Lore" will be Australia's entrant into the foreign Oscar race.
SYDNEY -- Sydney Theater Company's outgoing co-artistic directors, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, unveiled a final season of plays that includes Blanchett starring with French thesp Isabelle…
SYDNEY -- Geoff Brown, the long-standing topper of the Screen Producers' Assn. of Australia, will be replaced by Matthew Deaner.
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