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Encyclopedia > Fox Studios Australia

Fox Studios Australia (which occupies the site of the former Sydney Showground) is a major movie studio located in Sydney, Australia. Since opening in May 1998, the studio has been involved in the production of a number of blockbusters, including The Matrix, Moulin Rouge!, Mission Impossible II, Star Wars Episode II, Star Wars Episode III and Superman Returns. Sydney Showground is located in Moore Park, New South Wales. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... The Matrix is a science fiction/action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... Moulin Rouge! (or simply Moulin Rouge) is a 2001 Academy Award winning musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... Mission: Impossible II, or M:I-2 as it is also known, is the 2000 John Woo-directed sequel to Brian De Palmas 1996 Mission: Impossible motion picture, based on the TV series of the same name. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Superman Returns is a 2006 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Superman. ...

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Features

Located ten minutes from the Sydney city centre, the 132,000 square metre (32 acre) site on the site of the old Sydney Showground, includes eight stages, production offices and heavy industrial workshops, and a community of over 60 independent businesses. These businesses provide services such as equipment hire, travel and freight, casting, postproduction, and explosives/pyrotechnic factory, adjoining residential properties.


An adjacent precinct provides restaurants and cafes, a retail complex, parklands, entertainment venues, and sporting facilities. The adjacent precinct was previously known as simply The Fox Studios Entertainment Precinct, however has since been renamed The Entertainment Quarter.


Ownership

Fox Studios Australia is owned by the media conglomerate News Corporation, under the terms of a 99-year lease from the New South Wales State Government. News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ...


Films

The studio has been involved in a number of movies including:

Dark City is a 1998 film written by Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer, and directed by Proyas. ... Babe: Pig in the City is the second on the Babe series. ... The Matrix is a science fiction/action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... Farscape (1999 – 2003) is a science fiction television series, featuring a present-day astronaut who accidentally travels through a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy. ... Mission: Impossible II, or M:I-2 as it is also known, is the 2000 John Woo-directed sequel to Brian De Palmas 1996 Mission: Impossible motion picture, based on the TV series of the same name. ... Holy Smoke! is a 1999 Australian film directed by Jane Campion. ... Moulin Rouge! (or simply Moulin Rouge) is a 2001 Academy Award winning musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Kangaroo Jack is a buddy-action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Jerry OConnell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken and Estella Warren. ... The Quiet American (ISBN 0099478390) is a novel written by Graham Greene in 1955. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and last film in the Matrix trilogy. ... The Night We Called It a Day (2003) is an Australian film starring Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia de Rossi, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, and David Hemmings. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Son of the Mask is the 2005 sequel to the 1994 comedy film, The Mask, directed by Lawrence Guterman. ... Stealth is a 2005 action/adventure thriller starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. ... Superman Returns is a 2006 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Superman. ...

Security

Security in fox studios and the entertainment quarter is run by ACES, who do concerts and various other sites across sydney. No public access is allowed within the Fox studios site unless pre-approved by security at the gatehouse.


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20th Century Fox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1814 words)
William Fox, a pioneer in creating the theater "chain," began producing films in 1914, and in 1917 hit the jackpot when he offered the sensation of her time, Theda Bara.
Fate favored Mayer; Fox was badly injured in a car wreck, and by the time he recovered, the 1929 stock market crash had taken most of his fortune, and put an end to the Loew's merger.
Fox Film, with more than five-hundred theaters, was placed in receivership; a bank-mandated reorganization propped the company up for a time, but it was clear a merger was the only way Fox Film could survive.
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