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.
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Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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.
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.