The federal budget and the Australian film industry

My piece on how the new federal budget may affect the Australian film industry appeared in the arts opinion column Canvas in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers yesterday on Monday 16 May 2011.

The increase in funding and tax rebate reforms announced in the federal budget last week seem to be very much about encouraging an ongoing diversity of films produced within Australia while maintaining a healthy and long-term sustainable film industry.

However, the focus on digital and visual effects hints that maybe there is still a push for more genre films to be made.

The full article “We risk becoming a post-production facility for overseas films” is available online on The Age website.