Sydney-based talent agency RGM Associates, which boasts clients including Cate Blanchett and Anthony La Paglia, has formed a joint venture that will work with producers to package and raise finance for film and TV projects.

Partnering with RGM is Black Rock Entertainment, the new Melbourne-based entity created by former Scanbox Asia Pacific executive Devesh Chetty and Paul Choiselat. Titled RGM Plus, the new operation will be managed by Andrew Naar and Wendy Cohen.

"The time is right to build Australia's profile as a market which is able to fund, create and develop international films," said RGM's Robyn Gardiner.