Briefing: Film Distribution

While selling to Australia’s penurious commercial tv networks remains almost impossible for distributors without studio links, theatrical distribution is potent

Filmgoing is one of the few growth areas in Aussie entertainment, but exploiting the multiplex-driven exhibition arena means ever-increasing competition and finding new ways of doing business. The major players are also facing increased competition from a bustling indie distrib sector. The U.S. majors accounted for approximately 75% of b.o. turnover lastyear.

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