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NBCU takes full ownership of Matchbox

NBCUniversal International Television Production has taken full ownership of Australian producer Matchbox Pictures. NBCUITP acquired a majority stake in Matchbox in 2011 and has now moved to bring the entirety of the prodco into its fold. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. NBCUITP’s production assets include Carnival Films, Monkey Kingdom, Lucky Giant and […]

ABC1 goes Old School with drama

Australian public broadcaster ABC1 has commissioned an eight-part drama series in which a retired cop and retired criminal work together to solve cases. Old School will star Bryan Brown (Beautiful Kate, Gorillas in the Mist) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Tudors) as the veteran pair, who pool together in a bid to solve crimes […]