Australia's film industry is facing the prospect of empty studios, heavy job losses and the closure of some of its small post-production houses as international shoots have dried up.
From filmmakers and musicians nabbing international attention to a TV exec whose passion is promoting local programming and a young thesp poised for breakout, Australia is deep with talent.
Dean Craig, scribe of 2007's "Death at a Funeral," turns his pen to Down Under weddings in the Screen Australia-backed "A Few Best Men."
The Sydney Film Festival has tapped Aussie producer Jan Chapman ("The Piano," "Bright Star") to be the fest's jury prexy.
Seven Network's unusual merger with heavy equipment firm WesTrac has cleared the final hurdle with the Australian Federal Court approving the deal.
You might have to watch Samsung's 3D TV wearing a crash helmet and seatbelt.
Hoyts' exec Matthew Liebmann has joined the board of Oz promo and funding org, Screen Australia.
Seven Group shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve the media orgs unlikely merger with heavy equipment firm Westrac to form a new entity, Seven Group Holdings.
HBO's mini "The Pacific" was originally only set to lense 3% Down Under, but the production team decided to shoot 80% in the country -- the appeal of Oz's southern state of Victoria was the deal…
Australia's obsession with true crime is keeping auds amused -- and lawyers busy.
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Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$3.7M Sony / TriStar 0.00%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2Daily:$3.5M Cumulative:$170.6M Disney -25.44%
Rio 23Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$49.3M Fox -28.83%