BREAKFAST DEALS: Packer's silver screen

James Packer is moving into the movie business, while BHP Billiton and Rio state their priorities.

James Packer could make a bit of coin out of his latest media venture, a partnership with a big-time Hollywood director. But his gambling ambitions are front-and-centre, just as his chief rival in NSW gets a new boss. Meanwhile, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are offloading non-core assets, revealing their priorities and a few other things in the process. Elsewhere, Talison Lithium officially has a new preferred suitor, Leighton has come to Macmahon’s rescue and Singapore Airlines says 10 per cent of Virgin Australia is enough, for now.

James Packer, Brett Ratner, Echo Entertainment

Gaming billionaire James Packer is setting up a production company with one of Hollywood’s most commercially minded directors Brett Ratner.

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