25 March, 2021
Last week, Australian Writers’ Guild President Shane Brennan and former President Jan Sardi AO campaigned at Parliament House, Canberra, for the protection of Australian feature film production and the overdue regulation of streaming services. They lobbied alongside industry leaders and representatives from SPA, MEAA and ADG, under the banner of Make It Australian.
Based on international precedent, AWG is calling for streaming services such as Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime to invest 20% of their locally sourced revenue in the production of new Australian content. Leah Purcell, AWG member and writer, producer, director and actor in The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson made a stirring statement.
Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher will shortly introduce a bill to the House that proposes to change the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in order to amend the Australian Screen Production Incentive. AWG is working to educate local MPs on the impact the Government’s proposed changes will have on the local feature film industry.
AWG aims to block or modify the following:
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Over recent weeks, AWG has met with:
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