Screen Musicians’ awards to chase away the plague

Multicultural, multidimensional, talented and above all real – the Australian screen musicians are having a party in the real world.
Hosts of the APRA AMCOS screen music Awards

COVID-19 has turned every public screen event into a logistical battlefield, a mess of alternate plans, pencil bookings and online invitations. Worst of all, we can decide in a hot flush of hope to attend an actual physical event to find ourselves imprisoned for two weeks in a quarantine hotel where people will actually trade sex with a guard for a chance to leave.

This is not an exaggeration. There are probably writers who have workshopped and drafted entire television series as they camped in tents on the Queensland border, waiting for months to go home to Rockhampton.

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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.