Day and Date Down Under
The top four film exhibitors, Hoyts, Village, Greater Union-Event and Reading, have increased their hold of the exhibition arena from 52.4% in 2009 to around 60% this year, according to a report by IBISWorld on cinemas in Australia. More »
Special-effects artist Rick Connelly was surprised when disturbed by a posse of five police officers banging on the door of his North Adelaide home. More »
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 »
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) has concluded a template agreement with the Cinema Buying Group More »
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