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Mar 27, 2012

Screen Australia says no conflict over film funding

Screen Australia has defended its most recent feature film funding round against conflict of interest allegations after it bankrolled the projects of a Screen Australia director and an employee charged with assessing which scripts receive cash.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Screen Australia has defended its current feature film funding round against conflict-of-interest allegations after it bankrolled the projects of a Screen Australia director and an employee charged with assessing which scripts receive cash.

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  1. CID

    Perhaps a stupid question, but why are we giving $23 million to people to make commercial films? Are they loans that they have to pay back should the film be profitable? Are DVD’s of worthy films sent to all schools for free? Besides propping up employment. where’s the benefit?

  2. c d

    Just another day at Screen Australia… or any government funded content creation area for that matter. More incestuous than the old boy network.

  3. roger

    You dope Andrew Crook. You know so little about the industry that you confuse Australia’s leading documentary filmmaker, Bob Connolly, with the narrative film director Robert Connolly. And the jokey headline about Rats in the Rank (now disappeared) is a reference to Bob’s work, not Robert’s. Bob Connolly had nothing to do with this story. Doh!
    The next time you follow up on a malicious leak, at least get your facts righ

  4. Andrew Crook

    Yeah, sorry Roger, got the two Connollys mixed up. Was a little too eager to insert an unrelated Albo reference and that’s how it went out in the email (I don’t write the headlines). Less sure about the “malicious leak” thing though — these are just the facts of the latest funding round. Anyway, amended above.

  5. susana.stock

    It was Leichhardt Council not Marrickville Council that was featured in Rats in the Ranks by the way.

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