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  • China's Hippo Munches up Pair of Australian Animation Deals

    HONG KONG - Shanghai Hippo Animation, a leading Chinese cartoon producer, has struck two feature film production deals with Australian firms. It will also launch a $50 million production fund. The deals with Vue Group and with ZAC Films were announced by...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking two-week vacation in Australia

    Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking two-week vacation in Australia
    After six months on the job, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to fly to Australia next week for a 15-day getaway. Garcetti, who vacationed in Belize in June, will travel with his wife, Amy Wakeland, and their 2-year-old daughter, Maya. City Council...
  • Variety's Tim Gray Among Publicists Guild Nominees

    Variety senior VP and awards editor Tim Gray and Deadline Hollywood's Mike Fleming are among nominees for the Press Award of the Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600). The Publicists Guild annual awards luncheon will be...
  • Powell to Head Disney Australia After Veteran Cracknell Retires

    HONG KONG - Catherine Powell will succeed John Cracknell as managing director of Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand. Powell is currently based in London as senior VP and General Manager of Disney Media Distribution in Europe, Middle East...
  • Australia Shakes Up Incentives for "The Rock"'s 'San Andreas'

    HONG KONG - The San Andreas Fault may be one of California's best known landmarks, but New Line Cinema's upcoming film of the same title is expected to shoot in Australia. The 3D thriller, to star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as a helicopter pilot searching...
  • Variety Creative Impact Award in Directing: John Lee Hancock

    John Lee Hancock was already a Disney veteran when he came onboard "Saving Mr. Banks," having helmed "The Rookie" for the studio a decade ago. But in telling the knotted tale of Walt Disney's struggle to adapt P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" books, the...
  • News Corp Reports 3% Drop in Revenue in First Quarter

    News Corp, the recently spun off publishing side of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, reported that its revenue fell in the first quarter of its fiscal 2014, due to lower advertising revenue and foreign exchange fluctuations. The company reported that its...
  • GM bids bittersweet end of Australian icon Holden

    GM bids bittersweet end of Australian icon Holden
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - It's as much a part of Australia as kangaroos, the Sydney Opera House or vegemite, and General Motors Co's decision to stop manufacturing Holdens in the country looks like the marketing equivalent of a car crash. Australians have...
  • 'Hobbit' Dominates Boxing Day B.O. in Australia With $4.9 Million

    Dominating Boxing Day box office in Australia, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opened there with a whopping estimated $4.9 million, making for the holiday's second-largest opening ever in Oz. "The Desolation of Smaug," which accounted for 60% of...
  • 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Tops $500 Million Worldwide

    Fueled by foreign fans, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has crossed the $500 million mark in worldwide grosses. "Smaug," co-produced by New Line and MGM, hit the milestone in two weeks after its day-and-date launch in nearly all markets. Peter...
  • New Zealand Film Boss Leaves on Upbeat Note

    Seasoned film executive Graeme Mason had a tricky moment in 2010 near the beginning of his tenure as chief executive of the New Zealand Film Commission. An 87-page report written by Peter Jackson and film academic David Court characterized the regulatory...