Hardy 'Boys' pic planned for Oz

Groves, Don
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/25/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 64, p24
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Los Angeles based Australian director Rod Hardy will return to Oz to make "December Boys," a 1 960's set a motion picture about four young orphans who long for a home and a family. Based on the novel by author Michael Noonan and produced by Richard Becker, the film received funding from the Australian Film Finance Corp. Aim is to shoot before the end of the year. It's been a labor of love for Becker, who bought rights in 1993 and at various times had sales agents involved. He finally pulled it together with the support of German distributor MBM and Steve Bickel's Aura Entertainment, which has worldwide rights outside Germany and Oz where Becker Entertainment will release it.


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