Judi Levine reflects on going global in a filmmaking family

Judi Levine and Ben Lewin took their family with them as they went global on their filmmaking partnership. It is possible to stay small, hang in, and make the films you want.
Judi Levine and Ben Lewin film, The Sessions

The screen sector defines fame and success pretty narrowly. Key creatives can be high cards in an agent’s contractual poker. They can run a production company which attracts investors and does studio deals. They can be outlandishly chirpy on breakfast television, or fill the multiplexes or thank lesser mortals from the Oscar stage. 

Far from glory, creatives who raise a family, take pride in making people happy and are respected on productions get a nod in the lunch queue at a conference and a wave at markets.

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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.

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