Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past decade, the digital age has driven demand for visual entertainment and films delivered to households in a variety of new media and formats. Industry growth is linked to box office takings at cinemas and film distribution to free-to-air TV, pay-TV and other networks. However, combined sales and rentals of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs have decreased since 2008-09, with increased film piracy and web downloads increasing steadily to the industry's detriment.
The industry requires film and video distributors to have solid ties and agreements with local and international film libraries and producers to guarantee a steady flow of existing and new video products to clients... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The main product supplied by the industry is movies, which can be segmented by classification rating: G-rated, PG-rated, M-rated, MA15+ rated, R18+ rated, X18+ rated, and refused classification, or RC-rated. Each year, the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board receive about 3,000 to 4,000 for classification. Most films, whether produced in Australia or internationally, are required to be classified before they can be sold, hired or shown publicly in Australia.
M-rated films come with a recommendation that viewers should be over 15 years of age, as the content impact (usually adult concepts, violence or horror) is of a moderate level... purchase to read more