Trade James Hardie Industries
Endemol Australia (formerly known as Southern Star Group, South Star Productions, Southern Star/Hanna Barbera Australia and Taft Hardy Group BT Ltd.) was Australia's largest independent television production and distribution group. In 2015, the company was merged with Shine Australia to form Endemol Shine Australia. company started in 1972 as Hanna Barbera BT Ltd (Australia), an Australian division of Hanna Barbera. In 1974, the Australia division of the Hamlin Group, run by Kevin Weldon, acquired 50% of Hannah Barbera Australia and appointed Neil Balnaves as Managing Director. In 1978, James Hardy Industries acquired the Hamlin Group, and in 1979, Balnaves was promoted to managing director of Kamla Hamlin Group.In 1983, james hardy industries and Hannah Barbera reorganized taft Broadcasting's parent company Taft Broadcasting by Taft-Hardie Group Pty. Ltd. in 1984, established a Los Angeles division known as Southern Star Productions, headed by Buzzfeed. The programmes produced by this section will be launched at The Hanna Barbera Studios in Sydney, named after Southern Star/Hanna Barbera Australia.