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Roadshow Entertainment

Roadshow Entertainment (formerly Roadshow Home Video) is a division of the Australian media company Village Roadshow (formerly Roadshow Home Video and Roadshow Entertainment). Their first release was Mad Max. Roadshow Entertainment is an independent video distributor in Australia and New Zealand.

Roadshow Entertainment
IndustryFilm distribution
Founded1982; 36 years ago (1982)
Headquarters,
Area served
Australia
New Zealand
ProductsHome video
Cinematic
OwnerVillage Roadshow
DivisionsRoadshow Films
Websitehttps://www.roadshow.com.au/

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HistoryEdit

In 1982, Village Roadshow Entertainment was founded as Roadshow Home Video

1983: Palace Films was started as a home video distributor between Roadshow, Blake Films and private investor Antony Veccola.

In 1985, Roadshow Home Video became Village Roadshow Home Video and Premiere Home Entertainment was established. Veccola bought out the other company's stock of Palace and it ventured out into the film distribution business and opened a small number of art-house cinemas around Australia's main cities and became an independent company. Its home video release were still handled by Village Roadshow until the late 1990s.

1990: Applause Home Video and Video Selection Australia were established as a Village Roadshow label.

1993: Village Roadshow Home Video becomes Village Roadshow Entertainment

Late 1990s: Palace home video distribution with Roadshow has been expired.

In 1997, Roadshow started releasing DVDs. Their first DVD release was Evita.

In 2008, Roadshow started releasing Blu-Rays.

2015: Roadshow buys full rights for disburiting Warner Bros. Pictures titles rather than just those disburtied by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Roadshow and Village Roadshow subsidiaries and divisionsEdit

  • Premiere Home Entertainment (1985–199?) – (a division of Village Roadshow)
  • Festival Video (1983–1990s) – (a division of Festival Mushroom Records and Warner Bros.)
  • Mushroom Video (1983–1990s) – (a division of Festival Mushroom Records and Warner Bros.)
  • Applause Home Video (c. 1990 - 199?) - (a division of Village Roadshow)
  • Reel Corporation (2000s-) - (budget division of Village Roadshow)
  • Hopscotch Films (2005-2011) - (distributed by Village Roadshow)
  • Palace Home Video/Entertainment/Films (1983–1990s) - (subsidiary of Roadshow/Village Roadshow)
  • Roadshow-Lorimar Home Video (1985–early 1990s) – (a division for distributing Lorimar releases)

Labels distributed, duplicated and re-suppliedEdit

Roadshow Entertainment has its own label named Roadshow Films, which is in turn the theatrical distribution unit of Village Roadshow. On December 16, 2014, Roadshow Films acquired a 33% stake in American film production and international sales company FilmNation Entertainment.[1] However, as of 2017, Roadshow Films' stake has since reduced to 31%.

FormerEdit

  • Endeavour Entertainment (branded as Endeavour-Roadshow)

International distributorsEdit

Roadshow Entertainment has only one international distributor.

  • Well Go USA Entertainment (United States)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roadshow Entertainment Nabs Stake In FilmNation Entertainment". Variety.

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