Partner With Australia 2017

Ausfilm's 9th annual Partner with Australia program took place from 26 - 28 June 2017 in Los Angeles USA. 

Ausfilm markets Australia screen production incentives and overall capabilities of Australia’s screen industry to the global market. In addition to this Ausfilm works with Australian creative talent in Los Angeles to facilitate partnerships and connections for them with US development and studio executives with the aim to generate a positive economic impact to the wider Australian film and television industry.

Ausfilm’s Partner with Australia program also aims to connect Australian screen businesses (Ausfilm Members) to US screen executives and Australian creative talent based in Los Angeles. This year’s program consisted of several targeted business panels and networking events.

Key U.S. executives and creatives who participated in the Partner with Australia Australia in Focus panels include executive vice president of feature production at Twentieth Century Fox, Fred Baron (Alien: Covenant, The Martian, Independence Day, Moulin Rouge!); senior vice president, West Coast production at HBO, Jay Roewe and HBO producer Eugene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire, The Leftovers, Westworld S2); Olive Bridge Entertainment head of film, Jodi Hildebrand (currently producing Sony’s live-action/animation hybrid family film, Peter Rabbit, shot in Australia); and head of feature development at Gran Via Productions, Tom Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, upcoming Breath and Logan Lucky).

The U.S. contingent was joined on the panels by Australian executives and creatives, including writer/director Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Australia, Tomorrow When the War Began); producer Bruna Papandrea (Wild, Gone Girl, Big Little Lies, upcoming The Nightingale); writer Shaun Grant (Snowtown, Berlin Syndrome, Jasper Jones); producer Jamie Hilton (The Little Death, Sleeping Beauty, upcoming Breath); Animal Logic senior vice president production Jonathan Hludzinski (upcoming Peter Rabbit and Astro Boy); and Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason.

Ausfilm member companies and government agencies who attended include:

Australian Federal Government Members
Screen Australia
Australian State & Local Screen Agency Members
Create NSW
Film Victoria
Gold Coast City Council
Screen Queensland
South Australian Film Corporation
Ausfilm Corporate Members
Adelaide Studios
Adelaide Studios Post Sound
Animal Logic
Curious Film
Cutting Edge
Big Bang Sound
Fox Production Services
Luma Pictures
Show Group
Stage and Screen
The Appointment Group
Village Roadshow Studios
Xm2

Partner with Australia in the Media
Sun Herald
Inside Film
Sky News online
Sky News TV

Date

26 - 28 June 2017

Venue

Los Angeles, USA