Archive for category Australiia

Why the Australian film industry has struggled

Eric Harding Maybe you’ve heard of The Lego Movie? As was written in our sister site Business Review Canada, the Sydney-based visual effects company behind the film—Animal Logic—has recently expanded and set up a second animation studio in Vancouver, Canada. So how does this affect the struggling film industry in Australia? Should Aussie executives be worried? Animal […]

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Women out of focus in film industry

Screen Australia has released two new infographics detailing the latest statistics on the relatively low participation rates of women working in film in Australia. Deputy Chair of Screen Australia, Deanne Weir said decision makers in the Australian screen sector needed to change to improve the depth, quality and diversity of content, and truly represent the richness […]

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Extra funding aims to keep Gold Coast film industry afloat

By Damien Larkins Plans are afoot to help keep the Gold Coast film industry rolling once current international productions wrap. The local industry is experiencing a boom with filming of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film currently underway. But locals are concerned the jobs will dry up once the international production winds down. To ease […]

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Tasmanian film company Wide Angle’s future in doubt after $80,000 Screen Australia funding cut

By Emilie Gramenz The future of filmmaking organisation Wide Angle Tasmania is in doubt following a decision by Screen Australia to slash its funding by $80,000. Screen Australia has been forced to defund seed organisations after the cut. One of those is Wide Angle, which provides production equipment and mentoring to emerging filmmakers. The $80,000 cut, […]

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FedUni research may turn Australia’s film industry on its head

The digital world of film technology can provide the opportunity to develop a new film industry model not dependent on government funding, according to Richard Owen, a PhD student at Federation University Australia. “For more than a decade, industry opinion has centred on the idea that Commonwealth funding must be maintained simply to sustain the […]

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New Finas director-general aims to take film industry out of traditional sphere

BY ALLAN KOAY Datuk Kamil Othman, director-general of the National Film Development Corporation, is the man with a plan. On a sunny Friday morning, Datuk Kamil Othman arrives at the Finas (National Film Development Corporation) complex in Petaling Jaya, Selangor has a quick smoke outside before stepping into his office and starting the day proper with […]

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