August 16, 2006 06:35:27 GMT
Hugh Jackman plans to make up to five Australian films a year with a production budget of under $10 million for each project.
His profession as an actor makes Hugh Jackman an expert in the field. The Australian man, a year after launching his Seed Productions company in the United States, has now opened a Sydney office, launched August 15th at the Rocks in Sydney.
As he's doing so, Jackman becomes more committed to film industry, and with the help from his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness and business partner John Palermo, is planning to produce at least five Australian films a year with a production budget of under $10 million for each project. They, moreover, also plan to make stage productions as well as television.
Seed's Australian operations will be based in Fox Studios with the first two locally-developed film projects to be "Schooner", an epic love story set in the desert which is the directorial debut of Australian Stuart Beattie, and "The Tourist", starring Jackman and Ewan McGregor.
In addition to all, Seed has also announced pre-production for "Fed X", "If You Could See Me Now", "Drive", "Rebound Guy", "Carousel" and "Wolverine".