Inspiring Future Female Leaders of the Australian Screen Industry
The Natalie Miller Fellowship supports the professional leadership of women in the screen industry through fellowships and programs. It is about recognising and nurturing the next generation of female leaders in the Australian screen community and inspiring them to reach the very top of their fields.
By urging more women to take on positions of leadership – roles that allow them to make a real difference – we not only address the gender imbalance that’s still evident at the top, we drive better company performances and greater innovation. And that means a more dynamic, diverse and robust screen industry for everyone.
The MPDAA is a non-profit organisation which undertakes the collection of film exhibition information relating to box-office, admissions and admission prices, theatres, release details, censorship classifications, and so forth, in order to provide meaningful statistics on the film industry in Australia to the Members and associated persons, the media and trade publications.
The MPDAA was founded on 6 July 1926 to:
• promote the motion picture industry and popularise the screen as a method of public entertainment;
• represent the interests of the motion picture industry before government, departmental authorities, public bodies & officials;
• act as a central medium of useful information for members and affiliates;
• make donations to charitable or benevolent funds directly or indirectly connected to the motion picture industry.
Creative Content Australia (CCA) is the film and television industries’ peak body for the promotion of copyright, creative rights, piracy research and education resources in Australia. A not-for-profit industry initiative committed to raising awareness about the role of copyright, value of screen content and impact of piracy through:
Education: Innovative resources to stimulate thought & discussion in classrooms about copyright
Creative Content Australia has produced educational programs for Australian secondary schools since 2007. These programs are made available for use within classrooms across the country, allowing teachers and students to discuss the issue of creativity and copyright.
Research: Inform the debate about piracy, dispel myths and motivate changes in behaviour
Each year, CCA undertakes independent research into the attitudes and actions of Australians in relation to the issue of illegal downloading and streaming of films and television. The research is conducted by Sycamore Research & Marketing, an independent market research organisation, in conjunction with Newspoll.
Consumer Campaigns: Encourage people to consider social and economic consequences of piracy
CCA conducts consumer awareness campaigns that aim to further educate Australians about online content theft. These campaigns are created, produced and distributed nationally with significant involvement from the film and television community – comprising in-kind contributions from actors, crew, producers, distributors, exhibitors, television networks and online businesses.
View the current anti-piracy consumer campaign, ‘Say No To Piracy’ here.
Content Café is a platform for constructive, accurate and informative perspectives on copyright and the role it plays in creativity and innovation, especially in content for the screen. Content Café is administered by Creative Content Australia. Visit via https://www.contentcafe.org.au or to submit an idea for a blog/article, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the recognition of people who have worked within the Australian film industry.
Benefits of Membership
• Recognition of employment within the Australian cinema exhibition, distribution and production industries
• Regular social State gatherings of society members
• National Annual General Meeting and Anniversary dinner
• Complimentary cinema admission for member and a guest to nominated national and independent cinemas *conditions apply
In order to qualify for membership, an applicant must satisfy their State Branch Committee that he/she has been engaged in the Film Industry;
1. As an employee or on his or her own behalf; and
2. On a regular permanent full-time or part-time basis or on a casual basis, where such engagement has been the person’s principal vocation, principally in Australia over a period of 20 years at the time of his/her nomination for Membership of the Society and, in this regard, service in the Film Industry outside Australia may be taken into account in determining the period of service.
A once only application fee of $300 must accompany all applications for membership.
Further information on eligibility and membership application forms are available from the National Honorary Secretary/Treasurer or all State branch Presidents or via the website.
National Honorary Secretary/Treasurer – Sandra Alexander
National President – Tim Read
State President NSW- John Rochester
State President VIC – Derek Screen
State President QL -Tony Burke
State President SA – John Cronin
State President WA – Allan Stiles
State President TAS – Yurik Czyz