Films and film making



Report

Management of the national collections — follow-on

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Library of Australia and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have implemented effective collection management practices.
Report

Diversity on and off screen in Australian film schools

This report outlines the results of a national survey measuring levels of diversity (in gender, gender identity, cultural background, disability status and sexual orientation) on screen and behind the camera in Australian university capstone or culminating screen production units during 2019.
Report

Creative economies in the Indo-Pacific and COVID-19

CSIS spent the past year studying how Australia and India have grown their creative sectors and consider how foreign assistance and development aid tools can help other Indo-Pacific countries build capacity in their creative economies. This report focuses on four major creative industries—film and television...
Report

Gold Coast independent screen production

The Gold Coast City Council commissioned this study to investigate independent screen production activity and capacity in the City of Gold Coast. The study focuses on the activities of screen workers who live and work on the Gold Coast, or those who may live outside...
Discussion paper

Documentary funding: discussion paper

This paper outlines proposed revisions to Screen Ausralia's documentary funding program, to better support the industry and adapt to changes in the sector. Industry feedback is being sought, with submissions closing 27 October 2019. New guidelines will be published in February 2020, and come into...
Report

Economic and cultural value of Australian content on broadcast, radio and streaming services

This inquiry report outlines the current state and operation of the Australian television and music industry, including competition issues relating to the relative market power of producers and broadcasters for traditional, streaming and 'catch- up' viewing.
Strategy

Northern Territory screen industry development plan 2018 – 2020

The Territory Government has released this screen industry development plan, presenting a vision and plan to create more jobs and increase the sustainability and success of local screen businesses. Developed in consultation with the NT screen industry, the three-year plan provides a framework to support...
Report

New Zealand’s screen industry: great work, great workers

The Film Industry Working Group was set up at the beginning of this year with representation from across the screen industry, Business New Zealand and the Council of Trade Unions. This report provides recommendations on restoring collective bargaining rights to film production workers.
Conference paper

Rooms for the memory: the 30-year iconic legacy of Dogs in Space

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Richard Lowenstein’s acclaimed Dogs in Space, a fictionalized cinematic memoir of nominal bohemians in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Set 6-8 years before the film’s release, Lowenstein utilised genuine participants in the events/milieu depicted, as well as key locations...
Report

Measuring excellence in screen production research

This document seeks to make a contribution to the field through crystallising key positions and taking a stance in ongoing conversations that consider how we measure quality in creative practice research.
Report

The economic contribution of the screen industry

Industry assistance schemes are seen sceptically in New Zealand policy circles but the NZIER modelling shows that the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, as the price of admission to international screen productions, positively influences the wider economy.
Report

Skin in the game: producer offset 10 years on

With the Producer Offset now 10 years old, this report collates the experiences of producers and broadcasters to analyse its effects in a time of continued change.
Report

Drama report 2016-2017: production of feature films, TV and online drama in Australia in 2016/17

The Drama Report covers the production of feature films, TV drama (mini-series, telemovies and series/serials) and online drama programs in Australia by financial year.
Report

Screen production research reporting: an ASPERA scoping report

This report was commissioned by the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) and conducted by its Research Sub-Committee, for the beneft of the ASPERA community in Australia and other screen/media education and research communities internationally. It provides an overview of current working environments...
Briefing paper

Losing the plot: Do multicultural ghettos inside our film, TV and stage industries affect how culturally diverse communities see themselves?

ECCV is the peak policy advocacy organisation for ethnic and multicultural groups in Victoria and consults with communities when their voices are not heard in the policy process. In October 2016 ECCV consulted with culturally diverse actors, writers, directors and stage professionals in partnership with...
Report

Drama report: production of feature films and tv drama in Australia in 2015/16

The Drama Report 2015/16 covers the production of feature films and TV drama programs (mini-series, telemovies and series/serials) by financial year. It reports on the operation of the Producer Offset tax rebate for domestic Australian projects and official co-productions, incorporating data gathered through surveys and...
Thesis

Veitalatala: Mātanga ‘o e Tālanoa

This study is concerned with representation. It considers the nature of a culturally located, discursive form called veitalatala and its creative translation into designed artifacts that consider the lyrical and graceful nature of Tongan women’s tālanoa.
Fact sheet

Screen industry: 2013/14

New Zealand screen industry revenue was $3.155 billion, up $7 million from 2013. Key facts
Commentary

“We were hungry to tell stories, and we all sort of grew together”

A conversation with award-winning Indigenous screenwriter Steven McGregor It’s a windy mid-week morning. The trains roll in and out of Redfern Station and a stream of commuters pours up the concrete steps. Coffees are bought, phone calls made and received. Students – all backpacks and...
Audio presentation

Australian screen industry

Australian screen industry undersells its achievements as a tourism, trade and diplomacy tool globally, and also has big business at home. CEO of Screen Australia, Graeme Mason, says that the successes of the Australian screen industry raises the profile of Australia on the world stage...