VALE – BRUCE LEONARD – CINEMA PIONEER

Friends and colleagues are mourning Bruce Leonard as a passionate and committed stalwart of the Australian cinema industry. Leonard, who died at his Sydney home last Wednesday, aged 75, dedicated a large part of his life to the Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers and the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society (MPIBS) as national secretary/treasurer of…

PIONEERS VISIT AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS SOCIETY HQ

Last week NSW President of the Australian Cinematographers Society, Roger Lanser, hosted two industry visitors to ACS Headquarters, Tim Read, President and Sandra Alexander, Secretary of The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers. Both were in high praise of the facilities provided to ACS members and of the level of commitment and dedication that members have put into the refurbishment…

VALE – JOHN POLITZER. Written by Don Groves

   John Politzer, a highly respected exhibitor and distributor who was an influential supporter of Australian films, died on Thursday 8th March 2018 after a long illness, aged 83. As Greater Union’s programming manager from 1979 until 1995, he championed dozens of local films including Sunday, Too Far Away, Caddie, Fran, Kitty and the Bagman, Bliss, Praise and Strictly Ballroom.…