Australian billionaire James Packer, who recently teamed with Dune Entertainment to finance 75 movies for Warner Bros., says that RatPac Entertainment, his other venture with Brett Ratner, may also…
HONG KONG — Bill Mechanic's long-gestating fantasy film "The Moon And The Sun" is finally set to start shooting from April 2014 in Australia. The $40 million picture will be directed by Sean McNamara…
CBS was understandably giddy when "Under the Dome" opened to eye-opening ratings, and proceeded to hold on well. Not only had the network taken a big swing outside its wheelhouse, but it scored a…
Offering closure to a less-told chapter of World War II history, "The Railway Man" retraces the tracks of an exceptional man's life, as former British soldier Eric Lomax confronts the Japanese…
LONDON — Entertainment One has upped co-founder Sandie Don to head of distribution for its Aussie film biz Hopscotch/eOne. In the role, Don will oversee theatrical distribution for Hopscotch/eOne…
It was supposed to be a one-season-and-done creative workout for two longtime Aussie friends. But success got in the way, and now the legal drama series "Rake" has become a transcontinental franchise.
With the eyes of the Gotham theater industry focused on the current Tony race, you might not notice that in an under-the-radar Down Under locale, there's a big new stage show swinging into production.
The recent $21 million payment to keep "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" afloat Down Under is clear evidence of a country employing creative means to keeps its appeal alive to big overseas productions.
As with all such carte-blanche extravaganzas (increasingly rare in this cautious Hollywood age), it exudes an undeniable fascination — at least for a while.
BIARRITZ -- Helmer Jane Campion is set to take part in Creative Talks, a series of masterclasses hosted by Variety parent Reed Midem during the upcoming Mipcom TV market at Cannes.
From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, filmmakers are finding better resources, friendlier governments and safer venues as they pursue their projects.