Thursday, March 5, 2009

Combination controversy: update

Really don't have much time to post right now, currently super-snowed under with work for 3D World (interview with Neville Staple of The Specials and a column amongst other things) and preparing music for DJing Friday night, but I though I'd really better just give an update on The Combination. Following Greater Union's decision at the weekend to yank the movie from screens in Sydney after fights had been reported, which distributor Australian Film Syndicate's responded to with a big pr push against the move, the film has been reinstated into at least the Parramatta GU under an agreement that will see screenwriter/star George Basha introduce screenings in a bid to prevent any further trouble. You can read the full story at Inside Film. The Combination has impressively taken some $188,000 in four days from 32 screens. This little debacle should help keep those numbers ticking along.