Australia and China strengthen creative collaboration
Representatives from Screen Producers Australia and the China Film Producers Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen ties between screen content producers in both territories.
The signing took place at a forum held at Griffith Film School in Brisbane and is a significant step forward in an alliance between producers across the Asia Pacific. Under the new arrangement there will be several new possibilities for connecting content creators, including meetings with the International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF).
Also on the agenda are moves to provide and exchange information between the two countries on regulations and laws that directly affect film, TV and digital media production, so as to ease the path for co-producers to work together more cohesively and efficiently.
Matthew Deaner, executive director Screen Producers Australia, said of the signing: “There is huge potential for China and Australia to work together more collaboratively in this arena. We have much to learn from each other and given our growing trade and cultural ties, screen producers in Australia see great value and opportunity in working more closely with our Chinese colleagues through our industry associations.”