Lachlan Murdoch has bought a 50% stake in Australia's DMG radio network.
Australia's film subsidy, the Producer Offset, has contributed A$123 million ($112.6 million) to the industry since its launch in July 2007, according to government-backed promo and funding org…
The tourism biz in Australia -- like the rest of the world -- is getting hammered by the recession, so Tourism Australia is thinking inside the box ... the TV box.
There were few surprises at the Inside Film Awards with "Samson and Delilah" scooping six wins at the 11th annual kudofest.
The Liberal Party in Oz has used the Screen Producers Assn. of Australia Conference to unveil plans to speed up the way that producers receive the 40% tax rebate on their films.
Australian set designer Ralph Myers has been tapped to replace Neil Armfield as artistic director of Company B Belvoir.
Seven Network, winner of the annual ratings race, leading the chase for ad dollars and home to some of Oz's biggest smallscreen stars, should be riding high.
The U.S.'s flirtation with shooting Down Under has hit a dry spell with not one big-budget U.S. feature shot in Oz in the past 12 months, the first time in nearly 20 years.
Oz's top indie distrib, Icon Films, has reported a mixed year, but standouts, like a $23 million haul for "Slumdog Millionaire," have helped it stay on top.
Incentivewise, Oz is still tubthumping its generous Producer Offset that provides a rebate of 40% of feature expenditure and 20% for all other formats.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$48.9M Warner Brothers -66.23%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -77.26%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$53.9M Universal Pictures -67.83%