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Decode Entertainment does business during Australian trade mission

News | 03/14/2005 5:00 am EST

A trade mission by new media producers in Canada to Australia has led to at least one new joint undertaking by companies in both countries. A joint pitch to a juried contest on February 24 in Adelaide by Decode Entertainment and Australia-based Fusion Studios won the $7,500 prize offered by the South Australia Film Corporation and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. The money will be used to co-develop a new interactive property for a proposed television show being considered by Decode that already has the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) taking notice. Details of how a co-production between the two companies might work have yet to be hammered out, but the Decode/Fusion property could be the first test of a new unofficial agreement struck between funding agencies here and down under (see story in this issue).

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