Monday, May 4th, 2020
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What is Australia’s most bingeworthy homegrown film or TV show? Is it Kath & Kim? Mad Max? SeaChange? The Sapphires? Or something completely different?

This is your chance to join a celebration of Australia's most beloved local screen productions by voting for the most bingeworthy program or film of all time.

The Great Australian Binge gives the viewing public the chance to vote online for the Australian film or show they’ve loved watching in lock down and sign a petition calling on Arts Minister Paul Fletcher to do more to support the people who make the entertainment Australia loves.

Actor Michala Banas says there’s never been a more important time to support Australian stories and storytellers: “We need to remind the public and our politicians of the value of what we do, and of just how much it would be missed it if it disappeared.

“Please take a minute to vote for your favourite screen content, and encourage your friends to do the same. It can be a gripping drama, an iconic comedy, a classic Australian movie, your favourite kids’ show, so-bad-it’s-good reality TV, or an awesome web series – you can vote for whatever has meant the most to you, especially during this time in lockdown. For me, I just bawled my eyes out as I devoured Stateless, and subsequently helped lift my spirits again with some of my favourite classic episodes of Kath & Kim.”

The Great Australian Binge is backed by the entire screen sector including MEAA, Screen Producers Australia, the Australian Writers Guild and the Australian Directors Guild.

Visit www.greataustralianbinge.com to submit your vote, sign the petition and share. Then upload an Instagram or Facebook story about what you voted for an why — and tag with @withmeaa and #aussiebinge.

Voting closes on Sunday, May 17, at 11.59pm AEST.

The screen industry is ready to get back to work and contribute to the economic recovery. But government policies are holding us back.

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