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.
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.
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.