Tony Ayres

NBCU and Matchbox back new Tony Ayres prodco

Award-winning Australian producer Tony Ayres (pictured) is launching a new production company with backing from NBCUniversal and Matchbox. Tony Ayres Productions (TAP) will HQ in Australia and aim to produce high end scripted drama and features. TAP will partner exclusively with NBCU and Matchbox to develop projects, with NBCUniversal having a first look over feature […]

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 […]