Kim Williams, former head of Foxtel and News Ltd., lambasted Australia's film and TV industries for their dependence on subsidy and shamed the federal government for outdated policies, inadequate…
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Australian actors are threatening to stop work on commercials intended for foreign markets if the Screen Producers' Assn. of Australia does not reinstate its employment contract.
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The Screen Producers Assn. of Australia confab is moving from its usual August date to Nov. 14-17 to link with the Independent Film Awards, which are moving from Sydney to Queensland's Gold Coast.
Australia's actors have enlisted the support of their sister guilds in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. in an escalating dispute with producers about overseas-commissioned TV commercials shot locally.
Australia's main filmmaker orgs have again voiced concerns over the management of the government's chief funding agency, the Film Finance Corp.