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September 2013

Australian Federal post-election update

In the recent election on 7 September 2013, the Liberal National coalition won government with a likely majority of 32. The complexion of the Senate is still being settled, but it is certain the government will not have a majority in the Senate.

There is no confirmation yet as to who will be the new Federal Arts Minister.

During the election campaign no specific policy announcements in relation to the arts were made. However, Senator Brandis, both the Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Minister, for the Arts in the previous Opposition did make a speech in which he stated the Coalition’s six core principles for the arts – excellence, integrity, artistic freedom, self-confidence, sustainability and accessibility.

In relation to film he said “we believe that, wherever possible, funding should be structured so as to encourage commercial success – an approach which has, in particular, demonstrated its worth in the development of the film and television industry.”


Ausfilm Television Week London

Ausfilm Television Week London will be taking place from 13 - 16 October 2013.

For the full event schedule please click here and for all attending members information click here

Ausfilm is pleased to announce that the following Australian producers and companies have been selected to participate.

Australian attendees – Ausfilm Television Week London:

  • Alan Harris, Keshet Australia              
  • David Taft & Michael Harvey, Harvey Taft Productions
  • Jason Stephens, Freemantle Media Australia             
  • Joe Connor & Jen Livingston, Renegade Films              
  • Leanne Tonkes, Mini Studios & Dust Bunny Productions
  • Linda Klejus, Circa Media    
  • Lisa Gray & Lizzy Nash, The Feds      
  • Paul Barron, Sandpiper Entertainment          
  • Paul Walton, Princess Pictures          
  • Rosemary Blight & Kylie du Fresne, Goalpost Pictures          
  • Susan Bower, Bower Bird Productions           
  • Tanya Phegan, Porchlight Films  Pty Ltd         
  • Troy Zafer, Zac Toons            

Ausfilm Week Los Angeles

Ausfilm Week Los Angeles will be taking place from 21 – 24 October 2013.

This year’s Schedule includes:

  • Australian Incentives Update - Representatives from the Australian Government and Screen Australia will provide an overview of the current status of the production landscape and updates on Australian screen incentives.
  • Meet the New Australian Filmmakers - Panel session to introduce emerging Australian filmmakers, showcasing their work and discussing their style and vision.
  • Australian Visual Effects Showcase – a presentation and networking event with Ausfilm post, digital & visual effects members including Animal Logic, Cutting Edge, Fuel VFX, Iloura and Rising Sun Pictures. The presentation will include an overview of Australia’s attractive 30% Post, Digital and Visual Effects Offset and Ausfilm members will showcase a project they have worked on.

For the full event schedule please click here and for all attending members information click here.


Ausfilm Board Planning Day, Annual General Meeting and Member Drinks

On Friday the 23rd of August Ausfilm held a Board planning day, our Annual General Meeting and a Member and Industry networking event at Fox Studios Australia. A copy of the 2012 - 2013 Ausfilm Annual Report is on the Ausfilm website, to view it please click here.

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