Film is the most expensive, highest risk industry in the world.
The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads.
Video just accesses international information so much more readily.
The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film.
I see any production of any nature being good for the development of the whole industry.
Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don't lump yourself with capital investment.
We are the only state that does not have a State Film Corporation there to support the commercial industry.
Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence. Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
The existing documentary makers still believe that it is impossible to produce drama material in this State, otherwise they would be doing it, they say.
All the arts are predominantly national, and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us. The battle gets more and more vicious each year.