Platform Papers 5: Shooting Through: Australian Film and the Brain Drain

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ISBN: 9780975730119
Author: Storry Walton
Publication Date: 1/7/2005
Edition: First
Publisher: Currency House
Extent: 80pp.

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Veteran filmmaker Storry Walton sees the rolling diaspora of filmmakers working abroad not as a brain drain but a stimulating asset awaiting development. Our funding structure is now world class, he says, but years of underwriting indifferent movies have created a culture of entitlement to public money which must be overcome. We must fund only the best, and draw on the skills increasingly acquired abroad to engage with the cultural and political flow of the nation.

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