Independent Cinemas Australia Inc. (ICA) applied for authorisation on behalf of itself and current and future Australian members, on a voluntary opt out basis, to share information and collectively bargain with film distributors.
On 22 June 2017, the ACCC invited interested parties to make submissions on ICA’s application for authorisation. The ACCC considered interested party submissions before making its draft determination.
On 28 September 2017, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for five years. Interested parties were invited to make submissions on the draft determination.
On 8 November 2017, the ACCC held a conference on the draft determination. ICA and interested parties were invited to attend the conference.
Following the conference, interested parties were invited to make submissions on the oral and/or written submissions presented at the conference. Submissions were considered by the ACCC prior to making a final determination.
On 16 March 2018, the ACCC granted authorisation to the applicants for five years.
Submissions - before draft decision
|Paramount Pictures Australia ( PDF 109.2 KB )||26 Sep 2017|
|Universal Pictures International Australasia ( PDF 98.81 KB )||22 Sep 2017|
|Applicant ( PDF 104.41 KB )||31 Aug 2017|
|Applicant ( PDF 154.4 KB )||30 Aug 2017|
|Entertainment One Films Australia Pty Ltd ( PDF 381.86 KB )||3 Aug 2017|
|The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Ltd ( PDF 572.96 KB )||3 Aug 2017|
|Twentieth Century Fox Film Distributors Pty Ltd ( PDF 1.19 MB )||31 Jul 2017|
|Paramount Pictures Australia ( PDF 328.34 KB )||28 Jul 2017|
|Australian Independent Distributors Association ( PDF 691.37 KB )||28 Jul 2017|
|Studiocanal Pty Limited ( PDF 112.29 KB )||27 Jul 2017|
|Universal Pictures International Australasia Pty Ltd ( PDF 204.23 KB )||27 Jul 2017|
|Sony Pictures Releasing Pty Ltd ( PDF 967.3 KB )||21 Jul 2017|
|Icon Film Distribution ( PDF 827.03 KB )||10 Jul 2017|
|Transmission Films Pty Ltd ( PDF 439.03 KB )||1 Jul 2017|
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