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Australian films at large: expanding the evidence about Australian cinema performance

Verhoeven, Deb, Davidson, Alwyn and Coate, Bronwyn 2015, Australian films at large: expanding the evidence about Australian cinema performance, Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 7-20, doi: 10.1080/17503175.2014.998098.

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Title Australian films at large: expanding the evidence about Australian cinema performance
Author(s) Verhoeven, DebORCID iD for Verhoeven, Deb orcid.org/0000-0003-3680-3561
Davidson, Alwyn
Coate, Bronwyn
Journal name Studies in Australasian Cinema
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 7
End page 20
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1750-3175
1750-3183
Summary International markets have in recent years become a critical component of the business model for Hollywood cinema, opening up a renewed interest in the global dimensions of film diffusion. Smaller film-producing nations such as Denmark have similarly emphasised global distribution as a key component of the industry's success. Typically, however, claims for Australian film industry success rely almost exclusively on a film's domestic box office performance. This paper considers the possibilities for an expanded approach to measuring success and failure in the Australian film industry. Adopting analytic methods from cinema studies, cultural economics and geo-spatial sciences, this paper will examine the international theatrical circulation of Australian films using a unique global database of cinema showtimes. This data set captures all formal film screenings in 47 countries over an 18-month period ending 1 June 2014 and enables detailed empirical study of the locations visited by Australian-produced films. In conjunction with relevant box office data and contextual critical commentary, we propose a revised and expanded ‘film impact rating’ for assessing the reported performance of Australian films.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17503175.2014.998098
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
Socio Economic Objective 909999 Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID ARC DP120101940
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30070108

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