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Sam Neill Stars in ‘The Twelve’ Australian Courtroom Drama Series for Foxtel  

Sam Neill (“Jurassic World: Dominion,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Palm Beach”) heads the cast of crime drama series “The Twelve” marking his return to Australian TV series after…

Hugo Weaving Starrer ‘Love Me,’ a Warner Television Aquarius Series, Acquired by DCD Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

Continuing its strong relationship with top-notch Australian drama series, London-based DCD Rights has acquired for international distribution the anticipated high-end series “Love Me,” starring Hugo Weaving (“Lord Of…

Dynamic Television Boards Jocelyn Moorehouse’s ‘Savage River’ Australian Crime Series (EXCLUSIVE)

U.S. TV distributor Dynamic Television has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Australian crime thriller series “Savage River.” The show, about a female ex-con who is accused of…

Simon Baker, Julia Savage Starrer ‘Blaze’ by Aussie Artist Del Kathryn Barton Boarded by MK2 Films (EXCLUSIVE)

MK2 Films has boarded “Blaze,” the feature directorial debut of award-winning Australian painter Del Kathryn Barton, which stars Simon Baker (“High Ground”) and Julia Savage (“Sweet Tooth”). Now…

Stan Expands Originals Slate With ‘Bad Behaviour,’ ‘Christmas on the Farm’ and Expanded Rough Diamond Deal

Australian streaming platform Stan has expanded its slate of original productions with a renewed deal with Roadshow Rough Diamond and the green-lighting of standalone movie “Christmas on the…

Hugo Weaving Stars in ‘Love Me’ Warner Television-Aquarius Series Shooting in Australia (EXCLUSIVE)

Hugo Weaving (“The Matrix,” “Lord of the Rings”) heads the diverse cast of “Love Me,” a romantic drama series that is now in production in Melbourne, Australia. The…

Krasnoff/Foster, Sister Partner on ‘Raya,’ Noora Niasari to Adapt Novel, Direct

Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment has partnered with Sister, the production company founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone, on the feature film “Raya,” based on the novel by…

Female-Led Producer Aquarius Films Hires Miranda Culley, Erica Harrison

Female-led independent production company Aquarius Films has hired Miranda Culley as the company’s new MD and Erica Harrison as head of development, with effect from July 1, 2021.…

Willem Dafoe to Narrate ‘River’ Documentary From ‘Sherpa’ Helmer Jennifer Peedom (EXCLUSIVE)

Willem Dafoe is set to narrate the documentary “River” from “Sherpa” director Jennifer Peedom. Produced by Stranger Than Fiction and Arrow Pictures, “River” is an exploration of the…

‘Fleabag,’ Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Hamlet’ Among National Theatre Productions on Amazon – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, U.K.’s National Theatre filmed plays to stream on Amazon Prime Video in the U.K. and Ireland; Mubi boards U.K., Ireland rights for Paul Verhoeven’s…

The Dry Review: A Meticulously Crafted Slow Burn Murder Mystery

The Dry is a slow burn, meticulously crafted murder mystery set in the scorched landscape of a remote Australian town. Eric Bana delivers a brilliantly nuanced performance as…

Australia’s ‘Kid Snow, ‘Petrol’ and ‘Memoirs of a Snail’ to Shoot After Receiving Funding

Federal funding body Screen Australia confirmed its backing for a trio of Australian film projects that will now move forward into production. Director Robert Connolly (“The Dry”) is…