During its short recorded history, Australia has produced a number of family dynasties whose success in various spheres continues through the generations. Most of these families emerged from the agricultural community, from the influential sheep, wheat and cattle owners of the turn of the century. Over the years Australia's flourishing entertainment business has produced many promoters, one or two great entrepreneurs, but only one dynasty in the mould of the old impresarios. This is the Edgley family, headed now by Michael Edgley. The Edgley's have been a major force in the live entertainment business in Australia since the sixties. For almost four decades Edgley shows have toured Australia and the world attracting huge audiences in introducing internationally acclaimed attractions to new territories. After successfully managing his company from Perth for many years, Michael moved to Sydney, in order to involve himself in Australia's fledgling film industry. His first film venture, 'The Man From Snowy River', was a major success, grossing nearly $20 million in Australia, and more than $25 million in the United States. Other film projects include the highly successful 'Phar Lap' as well as 'An Indecent Obsession','Burke and Wills'and'The Coolangatta Gold'. Today the Edgley group proudly present their wide range of theatrical and film projects throughout the world. The years have seen the 'Michael Edgley Presents' logo on such renowned attractions as London's Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet Companies, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Marcel Marceau, Torvill and Dean, the Great Moscow Circus and many, many more. Edgley International has interests in the film industry, sporting teams and venue management and continually seeks out opportunities to expand its range of presentations and its network of countries.