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AUSTRALIAN FILMS.

England to Co-operate.

LONDON, Sept. 7.— The Gaumont British Picture Corporation will shortly send to Sydney a complete production unit to make a nun, 'The Flying Doc

tor,' wmen will oe tne nrst ox a series of pictures to be made at the National Studios, Pagewood, near Sydney. The director accompanying the party will be Miles Mander and the scenario writer will be John Orton. [Production work on 'The Flying Doc tor' will begin, according to Sydney ad vices, early next month at Pagewood, where a modern talking fflm studio has been erected for a new Australian pro duction company. There is likely to be a big increase in film production activi ties to Sydney shortly as a result of the recently-passed Quota Act, which compels New South Wales distributors to release and exhibitors to show an increasing per centage of Australian pictures to the next few years. Pending the passing of the Act, there was an entire suspension of Australian production. The last two Australian pic tures, 'Grandad Rudd' (Ctoesound) and 'Heritage' (Expeditionary Films) were completed at the end of 1934. The first Australian picture to be made this year was 'The Burgomelster' (Film Players), which was completed last week. Next month, to addition to National, It is ex pected that Ctoesound and Expedition ary Films will begin work on new talk ing films, while it is possible that Efftee (of Melbourne) will recommence produc tion before the end of the year. Mr. Mander, who is a writer, actor and director with Hollywood and London ex perience, has been seen to several British films, including 'Loyalties.']

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