Screen Australia: ‘I just want everyone working and getting paid.’

Screen Australia's Graeme Mason contemplates the deep future and bends back into the current dilemmas.

Beyond the front of mind tasks of contracts, protocols and making payroll, screen creators are sensing that every change in broadcasting or theatrical has been supercharged, to use Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason’s term. 

I stick firmly to the idea that art is an idealistic compulsion, and I’m looking for the good which can come out of our current experience. At the moment we are running from a bulldozer, but what are we running to? How does Mason answer that question?

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.