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Opening Statement - Parliamentary Inquiry

Screen Producers Australia CEO, Matthew Deaner, today spoke at the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts inquiry exploring factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and television industry.

"What do we want from this inquiry? A strong commitment to the small businesses in the independent production sector to continue to supply the market with a diverse slate of quality Australian programming" said Matthew Deaner at the inquiry.

SPA has made four key recommendations:

1) A trade focussed agenda for the Australian government, including more and better co-production agreements
2) Harmonising the producer offset at 40 per cent and modernising their application
3) Evolving and expanding the regulatory environment to include new market entrants (Netflix, telcos etc.)
4) Provide certainty in government funding for screen agencies, public broadcasters, immigration process and property rights

Read the full opening statement here.


Inquiries:
James Cheatley:

james.cheatley@screenproducers.org.au
0419 482 680

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