eCite Digital Repository

Madman Entertainment: A Case Study in 'By Fans for Fans' Media Distribution


Bainbridge, J and Norris, C, Madman Entertainment: A Case Study in 'By Fans for Fans' Media Distribution, Media International Australia, 142, (142) pp. 5-15. ISSN 1329-878X (2012) [Refereed Article]

Restricted - Request a copy

DOI: doi:10.1177/1329878x1214200103


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Bainbridge, J (Dr Jason Bainbridge)
UTAS Author:Norris, C (Dr Craig Norris)
ID Code:79373
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2012-09-06
Last Modified:2018-02-17
Downloads:6 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page