Screen industry lobbies Parliament to regulate streaming services

The well-oiled screen industry lobbying machine went to Canberra to launch a key demand converting the streaming companies into partners with the local screen sector.

On Tuesday 16 March a combined delegation of Screen Producers Australia, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the Australian Directors Guild, and the Australian Writers Guild, badged to the Make It Australian Campaign, went to Canberra to lobby politicians.

According to MEAA, the delegation included actors Simon Baker, Bryan Brown, Marta Dusseldorp and Justine Clarke, along with producers Barbara Stephen who runs children’s production company Flying Bark Productions and David Gurney from Blue Rocket Productions.

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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.