Screen composers speak for wider sector as they confront a new future

Tax, residuals, collapsing budgets, the dangers of streaming deals – the Australian Guild of Screen Composers finds tears in the sugar of recovery.

Screen composer and polymath of sonic storytelling Antony Partos has succeeded Caitlin Yeo as the president of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers. Members are necessarily skilled organisers and business people, with a strong sense of intellectual property, evolving tastes and the role of government. 

The Guild has run two forums on the agendas for the year ahead, and is actively gathering information from members. Screenhub cut to the chase in an interview with Partos. 

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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.