Motion picture industry
Disability and screen work in Australia: report for industry
The findings of this research reflect the need to build greater understanding, transparency and accountability in order to fully include disabled workers in the Australian screen industry.
Australian Television Drama Index, 1999-2019
This paper examines changes in the production and commissioning of Australian television drama from 1999–2019, a period marked by notable changes in the business of television in Australia and globally.
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.
Australian screen production industry: COVID-safe guidelines
COVID-19 has presented a novel and unprecedented health and safety challenge to all industries and workplaces. These guidelines have been developed by an Australian Screen Sector Task Force and are intended to provide support and assistance to all practitioners (from screen producers to individual workers)...
Supporting Australian stories on our screens: options paper
In response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry, the government requested that Screen Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) co-author this options paper considering how to best support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform...
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...
Shifting the balance: cultural diversity in leadership within the Australian arts, screen and creative sectors
This report provides a starting point for the development of more substantial research into the composition and organisational cultures of creative sector organisations, and the causes for CALD under-representation in these organisations.
The next 25 years: Screen Australia Indigenous Department strategy
Creating this strategy has provided detailed insights into the experiences of both practitioners and partners in the Australian screen industry. This process has provided an opportunity to review and translate the views of those who engage with the Indigenous Department into a meaningful and well-informed...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
A snapshot of China’s creative industries
Provides an overview of China’s visual arts, live entertainment, film and video, video games and VR/AR sectors.
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.
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...
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...
Creative boom: a report into four sectors of strength and opportunity in the arts
The Arts Industry Council of SA (AICSA) commissioned this report to explore how South Australia’s strengths in the arts and cultural industries could further support the state’s economic agenda.
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.
Screen industry: 2013/14
New Zealand screen industry revenue was $3.155 billion, up $7 million from 2013. Key facts
Review of the temporary work (entertainment) visa (subclass 420)
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Ministry for the Arts are undertaking a review of the Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (Subclass 420). The review is in support of the Australian Government's commitment to reducing the burden and cost of unnecessary or inefficient...
“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...
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...
The arts and culture: a quick guide to key internet links
Summary: Provides links to Australian Government organisations responsible for the arts and culture, state and territory government websites, regional arts websites, non-government organisations websites and international organisations. It also provides links to a range of organisations by art form: • ballet and dance • film...