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The producers of Australian prison drama Convict aim to cash in on the growing trend to stage special screenings with key cast conducting Q&A sessions.

They.re so confident the film will resonate with males aged 18-35, the nationwide release begins in the highly competitive January corridor.

.We.ll be the only Australian film showing on Australia Day,. says executive producer John Tedesco, forgetting Jonathan Teplitzky.s The Railway Man, which bows on Boxing Day and, based on the reviews at the Toronto festival, should have a long run.

Tedesco.s Gold Marquee Films is co-distributing the film with The Backlot Studios. The primary outlet is United Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and Wa.

Pinnacle will release the film on DVD and VOD on April 1, departing from the customary 120-day holdback between theatrical and home entertainment. Tedesco says United.s management »

- Don Groves

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