Producer Offset is not enough alone, says org
Producer Offset in order to retain intellectual property and grow sustainable Australian businesses, said Screen Australian topper Ruth Harley. Furthermore, Australian content in a digital environment remains the greatest unknown and Screen Australia has a vital role in supporting compelling content. The release came as the funding body announced its most recent round of funding, 13 projects with a combined investment of A$15 million ($13 million). Features to receive coin included vet helmer Fred Schepisi’s “The Eye of the Storm,” based on the novel by Patrick White, and exec produced by Jonathan Shteinman, Edward Simpson, Bob Marcs and James Vernon. “Animal Kingdom” producer Liz Watts is back with a German-Australian co-prod “Lore,” which tells the story of a group of children in 1945. Pic is helmed by Cate Shortland (“Somersault”) and also produced by Karsten Stter, Benny Drechsel, Paul Welsh and Gabriele Kranzelbinder. Third pic to receive coin is tyro helmer Kieran Darcy-Smith’s “Say Nothing,” penned by Darcy-Smith and Felicity Price and produced by Angie Fielder.