Warwick Thornton, the Australian director whose "Samson & Delilah," won the Camera d'Or for best first film at Cannes in 2009, is next poised to shoot "Sweet Country." The 1920s set tale of…
British comedian, novelist and screenwriter Ben Elton has begun production of "Three Summers," his first film set in his adopted Australia. The movie is an ensemble comedy set in the music festival…
Classic Australian period drama film "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is to be remade as a six-part TV miniseries. The show is being produced by Fremantle Australia with pay-TV group Foxtel the commissioning…
Sony’s “Peter Rabbit” adaptation will shoot in Sydney, Australia, with James Corden and Rose Byrne providing key casting. The move was confirmed following an injection of regional government…
Coming of age drama, "Girl Asleep" won the top prize at the CinefestOZ festival in West Australia. The US$75,700 ($100,000) award is the richest prize on the Australian festival circuit. The award…
British star Clive Owen has joined the cast of "Andorra," the upcoming film by veteran Australian director Fred Schepisi. Going in to Cannes, no sales agent or studio distribution structure has yet…
Peter Tonagh has been appointed as the new CEO of Australian pay-TV giant Foxtel.
Australia has had a long history with the movies. Who knew that the world's first feature-length film, "The Story of the Kelley Gang" (1906), was shot in Melbourne? The nation boasts a wide variety…
Quirky drama "The Dressmaker" topped the nominations for the Film Critics Circle of Australia awards.
Australian films had a record breaking year at their domestic box office, which powered ahead by 14% to a new high.
Australia's federal government is to cut a further US$7.43 million from Screen Australia, the country's film funding and regulatory body.