Australia's federal government is to cut a further US$7.43 million from Screen Australia, the country's film funding and regulatory body.
Australian Directors' Guild calls for the establishment of funding quotas to aid female equality in the local film and TV industries.
Screen Australia says diversity is helping, launches call for more family fare.
Kimble Rendall has set China-Australia co-production "The Nest" as his next project after "Bait 3D" scored with Chinese audiences.
Geoff Brown, the long-time executive director of the Screen Producers Association of Australia, died this week, age 65.
Latest funding cuts are in addition to last year's reductions, expected to hit film, TV funding.
Regulatory and finance body had been without full time head for nine months.
Screen Australia has hired high profile executive Richard Harris to be head of its new 'business and audience development department'. Harris is currently CEO of the state funding body South…
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