In recent years the Australian film and television industry has gone from strength to strength.
Local television production is at record highs generating $3.1 billion in 2014-15 and sustaining more than 25,000 jobs.1
Our actors and crew are recognised as being among the best in the world.
Local content regulations, adequate levels of government funding and competitive tax incentives are some of the many factors that impact screen production levels.
When a production is shot in this country, every job counts. They provide invaluable work and training opportunities. They give us an opportunity to tell Australian stories and use our vast pool of talent.
The Federal Government has announced a new parliamentary inquiry into the growth and sustainability of Australian film and TV.
You can make a submission directly to the inquiry here. Or use this page to have your story included in MEAA’s submission.
DOWNLOAD the guide for making a submission if you are operating a business.
These are some key issues your union has been campaigning on to ensure a vibrant and sustainable screen industry.
• Ensuring local content on digital platforms.
• Restoring Screen Australia funding to 2013-14 levels and properly funding the public broadcasters.
• Maximising job opportunities for Australian cast and crew.
• Updating our screen tax incentives.
• Fostering children’s television production.
• Improving pay and conditions.
1 Screen Currency 2016 – Valuing our screen industry report
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