Posts Tagged ‘Screen Australia’

A lot of hot air

Posted: 10:11 am on 2nd March 2015

According to a recent article in the¬†Australian Financial Review, Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, and Screen West, and you too, are contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to an anti-fracking documentary called¬†Frackman. The documentary tracks Queensland resident, “pig shooter and accidental activist” Dayne Pratzsky on his escapades, including trespassing on private land, and getting arrested at anti-fracking protests. So far, Screen Australia has invested $200,000 of your money in the film,…

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Would you like a grant with your popcorn?

Posted: 10:45 am on 28th November 2013

The former head of News Ltd and inaugural chairman of Screen Australia’s predecessor, the Film Finance Corporation Australia, Kim Williams, has decided it’s time for the Australian film and TV industry to stand on its own two feet. Over the course of its existence, Mr Williams’ Film Finance Corporation gave more than $2.5 billion of your money to the film and TV industry, but Mr Williams thinks its time for…

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$6 million for mobile phone games

Posted: 10:03 am on 29th July 2013

Are you a fan of playing Angry Birds, or Candy Crush Saga, or Words With Friends on your mobile phone on the way to work? Now you have friends in high places. Tony Burke, our new Immigration Minister, and Minister for the Arts, surely enjoys a similar relaxation from the trials and tribulations of being a pollie. However, the Minister must be getting bored with his current games selection, because…

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