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Disney+ unveils first Australia slate, with ‘significant investment’ planned

Disney+ has unveiled its first wave of locally produced shows from Australia, with nine programmes on the slate. Three scripted series are in the works – The Clearing, The Artful Dodger and Last Days Of The Space Age – alongside four docs and two lifestyle/fact ent series. All nine shows will debut next year on the streamer […]

Fox’s Bento Box partners with Princess Pictures for new Australian animation division

Fox Entertainment’s LA-based animation studio Bento Box Entertainment has linked up with Aussie production company Princess Pictures to launch a new division down under. Princess Bento Studio will be based out of Melbourne, Australia, and will be overseen by the Bento Box and Princess management teams, although details have not yet been confirmed. Bento Box, which […]

Kids round-up: ‘Octonauts’ expands in LatAm, MENA; NHK adds ‘Find Me In Paris’; Corus exec joins Wildbrain

Silvergate’s Octonauts travel to LatAm, MENA Sony Pictures Television-owned Silvergate Media’s preschool animation Octonauts is reaching new audiences in Latin America and the Middle East after being picked up by Mexico’s TV Azteca and the MENA-region Spacetoon channel. In a deal brokered by Panaderia, TV Azteca acquired the broadcast rights to the series, marking what […]

Show of the week: ‘Wrong Kind of Black’

Set in 1960s and 1970s Australia, Wrong Kind Of Black (4 x 13-22 minutes, 1 x 60 minutes) tells the life story of Boori Monty Pryor, who became one of the country’s hottest DJs. Dubbed ‘The Black Superman’ at the height of the disco period, Monty was spinning discs in Melbourne at a time of […]

Princess Pictures hires Film Victoria chief as MD

Australia’s Princess Pictures has hired Film Victoria’s Jenni Tosi as managing director. The hire was made by the company as it looks to expand its market connections. Tosi was previously CEO of Film Victoria for six years, where she raised the state’s production activity and introduced initiatives aimed at expanding production and developing talent. Before […]