Large Scale Project.
UNION THEATRES' ENTER
The directors of Australasian Films and Union Theatres, Ltd., announce that owing to the success of their Australian-produced pictures, "Painted Daughters" and "Sun- rise," they have decided to make twelve new films during the next twelve months. They will make use of their now studio at Bondi, known as Union-Master Pictures No. 2, for the purpose. The building has a floor area of 30,000 square feet, and can house three complete companies at the one time. The total cost, including electrical fittings, will
Over £100,000 is to be spent on producing this series of pictures. To fill local require- ments there will be need for about 400,000 feet of negative and positive film; but the direc- tors have not confined their ambitions to the home market, and they propose to issue a great deal more film for distribution through the company's offices in Eng- land, America, and the Continent. If this scheme is carried out in full, it will make Australia the largest manufacturer of motion pictures within the Empire, excepting Bri-
Sir Oswald Stoll has arranged for the Stoll Motion Picture Compnny (of London) to use the Bondi studio for two pictures with Aus- tralian settings. Captain Frank Hurley is now making preparations to film the interior scenes of these plays there. He will cut and assemble the prints before sending the film