The National Association of Cinema Operators-Australasia (NACO) represents its members in ‘whole of industry’ issues that may confront them from time to time. Without limitation, licensing fees, film classification and piracy are issues that require a whole of industry response. The collapsing of windows is another issue that is monitored closely to protect the significant investment made by cinema owners in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region.
The Board incorporates senior executive members from major national cinema operations, state-based cinema chains and independent cinemas from each state of Australia.
NACO continues to host the annual Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) on Queensland’s Gold Coast, which attracts key industry delegates from Australia, New Zealand and overseas. The AIMC is now in its 74th year.
NACO has an active relationship with other international cinema and theatre owner associations to facilitate best practices in, and protection of, an industry that has thrived since celluloid was first projected onto a screen in the 19th century.