Brave New World: screen industry debates the impact of policy earthquake

There will be a lot of hard tussling over the proposed reinvention of the sector in 2021. Screen Forever offered a taste of the issues.

Brave New World is such an ironic term, used here to reflect both the hopes and fears about the future, and an underlying concern about corrupting, hypocritical opportunism. Here, it is a title of a Screen Forever session which brought together a variety of forces with different institutional points of view, wrangled by Karl Quinn, the senior cultural writer at The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald.  

By simply listing the changes of the last year or so, Quinn sketched an industry In tumult.

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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.