Australian feature films and distribution: Industry or cottage industry?

Maher, Sean, Silver, Jon, & Kerrigan, Susan (2016) Australian feature films and distribution: Industry or cottage industry? Studies in Australasian Cinema, 10(1).

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Feature films remain critical flagships to any national film industry. Australian feature films can be highly commercial endeavours that also perform symbolic functions by embodying the national imaginary in big screen based sound and imagery. They conduct a dialogue with domestic audiences as well as showcase key aspects of Australia in the global film festival circuit. As the pre-eminent filmmaking form, feature films also serve as important launchpads for the careers of many Australian writers, directors, actors and technical crew. In the wake of over a decade of diminished share of local box office obtained by Australian feature films, Australian Feature Films and Distribution: Industry or cottage industry, examines issues in the production sector affecting the performance of Australian feature films and some responses by the central funding and support screen agency, Screen Australia.

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ID Code: 92870
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Distribution, Australian Feature Films, Theatrical Box Office
DOI: 10.1080/17503175.2016.1140462
ISSN: 1750-3175
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2016 04:11
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 00:53

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