Madman entertainment

A case study in 'by fans for fans' media distribution

Jason Bainbridge, Craig Norris

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Abstract

This article is part of a larger research project looking at the role of Australian media companies in sustaining fan and Australian investment in global popular culture. This article focuses on Madman Entertainment - one of the most successful DVD and merchandise distribution companies in Australia and the leading distributor of anime, with over 90 per cent of the market share. The article explores the ways in which Madman has become a part of the simultaneous globalisation and localisation of Japanese cultural products, and sets out to show how profiling such a company can also provide some insight into the changing role of fans in driving innovation and investment in popular culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalMedia International Australia
Volume142
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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