Incentivewise, Oz is still tubthumping its generous Producer Offset that provides a rebate of 40% of feature expenditure and 20% for all other formats.
Big-budget productions have eased in New Zealand in the past 12 months, though the biz is bracing for New Line's "The Hobbit" in 2010.
Bruce Beresford's "Mao's Last Dancer" has notched some $6 million at the B.O. in two weeks on 266 screens.
Don Lane, a pioneer of Oz's late-night chat show skein, has died in Sydney after a long battle with dementia. He was 75.
Seven Network unveiled 7TWO, its digital terrestrial channel, on Friday -- the last of Australia's Big Three commercial webs to bow a second offering.
A fight has broken out between licensing org the Phonographic Performance Co. of Australia and Clubs Australia, which reps 4,000 clubs and restaurants nationwide, over a hike in copyright fees for…
SBS might be Australia's channel for soccer's World Cup in 2010 -- expected to bring it an additional $17 million in ad revenue -- but the lead-in year has also seen the multicultural pubcaster…
"Samson and Delilah," which won the Camera d'Or for first film at Cannes, has been selected as Australia's entry for nomination in the foreign-language film category at the Oscars.
Taking the free-to-air online catch-up services head on, paybox Foxtel on Tuesday launched Foxtel Download, a legal online download service that will be free for subscribers.
Cate Blanchett will share the stage with Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh and John Bell in "Uncle Vanya" as part of the 2010 season at Sydney Theater Company, where Blanchett and her husband, Andrew…
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Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%