I can’t remember the last time I was able to say that.
But it’s not just that the Australian government has put the final touches on the new Australia Square.
This is where the nation’s biggest movie studios will be housed, and where they’ll be doing the hard work of building up their business.
That’s a huge development for the film industry, which is currently on the brink of a renaissance thanks to the success of the blockbuster films such as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
But it will be another milestone for the Australian film industry.
And it’s a development that is also a reflection of the wider changes that are taking place across the industry.
Over the last decade, the number of movie studios has grown by more than 60 per cent, to more than 3,500.
And that growth has coincided with a big increase in the number and range of films being made.
A decade ago, the vast majority of movies made in Australia were either produced by studios owned by major corporations, or produced by independent filmmakers.
Today, the Australian Film and Television Production Organisation estimates that there are more than 70 independent movie studios operating in Australia, with about 60 of those studios operating under a franchise.
But that growth hasn’t always been smooth.
It’s also a shift away from studios that rely heavily on box office receipts and distribution deals to their profitability.
In the past, studios would often only consider a movie if it was a hit at the box office, and often the movie would be shot entirely in Australia.
As the industry grew, it also saw the rise of more local productions, and studios that relied heavily on distribution deals and the like were left with limited options when it came to their own productions.
So what’s changed?
The biggest change has been in the distribution deals that have become the norm for Hollywood studios.
The rise of Netflix and Amazon in recent years has led to a shift in the business model.
Nowadays, studios are much more interested in developing their films through direct-to-home or on demand services, rather than relying on box offices or theatrical releases.
Instead, studios will now look to their distributors for financing, which allows them to produce films and films directly.
This means that studios have much more freedom to develop their own films, and also to build relationships with their fans.
It’s also been a shift towards smaller independent filmmakers, which means fewer major studios are trying to develop them into blockbuster franchises.
In the UK, it’s an entirely different story.
The biggest studio to emerge from the film business in the last few years has been Sony Pictures.
Sony Pictures is the biggest studio in the world, with studios such as Disney, Pixar and Warner Bros. making up the majority of their business, and many independent filmmakers have seen their films become the focus of the film industries.
But despite this success, Sony Pictures has a much smaller film library than its rivals.
Because it is a UK company, the UK’s film industry is largely run by studios, which in turn relies heavily on the rights of the studios to make their films.
So it’s no surprise that the UK film industry has a smaller film studio population than the US, Australia or Japan.
The biggest issue that has caused friction between the studios and the film sector has been the distribution contracts that studios such and Amazon and Netflix have been offering.
Under these contracts, studios have the right to use the rights to make a movie and sell it at the retail price of $US18 to $US24 per DVD or Blu-ray disc, for example.
Sony Pictures, on the other hand, is allowed to sell its films to the general public at $US20 to $$US30 per DVD, for instance.
In many ways, it was the studios’ own rights that caused the friction.
After the deal between Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers was signed in 1996, the studios agreed to pay the Warner Brothers the exclusive rights to release their films in the UK.
But the agreement never happened.
In 1997, the then-head of the UK Film Commission, Sir Michael Wilshaw, wrote to Sony Pictures to ask them to honour the contract.
Wilshaw wrote that the terms of the deal had been made “for the benefit of the British Film Industry” and that it was not in the public interest for the studios not to honour their obligations.
In 1998, Wilshaw and other film industry representatives went to Amazon and demanded that the studios honour the agreement, but to no avail.
So the studios eventually negotiated with the UK Government and Amazon to settle the issue.
Amazon agreed to honour its terms, but the deal was only worth around $US1.5 billion to the studios, who agreed to repay the UK the amount they had already paid.But even