Day and Date Down Under
New Zealand ended 2013 with a slight increase in box-office receipts for the year. More »
Boxing Day is the busiest day of the year in cinemas in both Australia and New Zealand. It is also the day that distributors choose to release their major releases for the Down Under school holidays. More »
The sport of cricket dominates summer Down Under. Also popular in England, India-Pakistan and the Caribbean, it has never taken off in the U.S. or Europe. Just as many gridiron or baseball films have crashed and burned Down Under, the new low-budget Australian cricket film Backyard Ashes is never likely to conquer the cinema screens of North America. More »
Several analysts are predicting that 2014 will be one of the strongest years yet for Australian films at the local and international box office. More »
I remember the days of roadshow presentations, when a film would run at a major cinema Down Under for months at a time or even more than a year. More »
In 1940, Paramount Pictures opened their new Australian offices in a beautiful art-deco building in Sydney called Paramount House. More »
A new study by Health Physics found that ocular hazards from projectors—professional to consumer-grade systems—are similar whether their illumination source is laser-based or lamp-based. More »
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