JOHN CRONIN – NATIONAL PIONEER OF THE YEAR 2020 It was obvious from a very young age that John Cronin was destined to be a showman. As a young primary school student he would often stage backyard concerts and invite his school mates to pay him a penny to see him perform “Take Me Out…Details
This Award was originally known as the “National Film Man of the Year” until 1994, when it was changed to “National Film Pioneer of the Year”. Then in 1998, it was re-named again to read “National Cinema Pioneer of the Year”.
RON REYNOLDS – 2019 NATIONAL CINEMA PIONEER OF THE YEAR. Ron has had a career as a projectionist of 73 years and 9 months as at date of publication of this Bulletin. We are delighted to celebrate Ron as National Cinema Pioneer of the Year. He has had a long and storied career serving…Details
Commencing his career in the motion picture industry at 16, Russell joined GUO Wests Theatre in Adelaide as an Office Boy in January 1965. Not long after, he was offered a position as Assistant Projectionist at the Majestic Theatre in King William Street. Later becoming a Dispatch Clerk at United Artists, Russell quickly rose through the ranks to become a Booker at UA…Details
Zareh Nalbandian began his career in the film industry as an intern at Australia’s then leading film post production group, Colorfilm. Already an avid photographer, he quickly developed a passion for film optical effects and worked in Colorfilm’s optical effects department on various iconic Australian films in the 1980s. Zareh took on several diverse management…Details
Peter Fenton began his film career as a sound mixer with Merv Murphy’s Paddington production company Supreme Sound in 1958. The complex (which included a laboratory), specialised in cinema and television commercials, as well as documentaries and the occasional television pilot. Peter had worked with radio 2UE as an on-air panel operator, and later as a Production Operator recording commercials, jingles and serials. After a brief stint at Natec…Details