Mad Max: Fury Roadhas been collecting plenty of awards at the end-of-year round of gong-giving by critics groups and others, including wins for both the film and director at the Australian Academy Awards. Director George Miller is considering two different sequels for the next film in the series....
November bought great news to the local industry when director Jocelyn Moorhouse’s Australian drama 'The Dressmaker' stayed at the top of the box office for two weeks, only knocked off that perch by the new James Bond film, 'Spectre.'
It does not seem to be widely publicized, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a large number of international members. Three New Zealanders and four Australians have been invited to join the organization this year.
The release of 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' in both Australia and New Zealand illustrates some differences between the distribution and exhibition strategies in the release of such a film in the U.S. and Down Under.