Screen Producers Australia

Australian screen industry seeks federal support, launches survey

Screen Producers Australia (SPA), the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and the Australian Writers Guild (AWG) have penned a joint letter to the federal government seeking urgent support for its screen industry. “Screen production is not a job that can be done from home,” said SPA CEO Matthew Deaner. […]

Commercial TV licence fees abolished in Oz

Australia’s commercial broadcasters have welcomed a government plan to abolish the television licence fees they currently pay. As of the 2017/18 Australian fiscal year, channels such as Network Seven, Nine and Ten will no longer pay commercial TV licence and datacasting fees, but instead pay a spectrum-based charge. This will reduce their payments from around […]

Aussie TV body demands Netflix contribution

Aussie industry body Screen Producers Australia has called on streaming service Netflix to contribute a “fair share” into the local production sector. The SPA claimed US-based Netflix and other SVOD services could not “have their cake and eat it” – effectively be treated as a broadcaster in some helpful areas, but not in terms of […]