Make it Australian campaign heads back to Canberra

The Make it Australian campaign is heading back to Canberra for the first time since the federal election, restating its case for local content requirements to be placed on digital platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The campaign is spearheaded by the Australian Directors’ Guild (Adg), Australian Writers’ Guild (Awg), Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (Meaa) and Screen Producers Australia (Spa).

Among the delegation that will be in Canberra today and tomorrow are actors Marta Dusseldorp, Hugo Weaving, Leah Vandenberg and Rhys Muldoon, director Gillian Armstrong, screenwriters Shane Brennan and Ellie Beaumont, cinematographer Andrew Conder, and producers Barbara Stephen and Kevin Whyte. During the two-day visit, they will meet with representatives of the Liberal, National, Labor, Green and Centre Alliance parties.

The campaign will also push for the retention of Australian and children’s content rules for commercial free-to-air and pay television, competitive incentives to support film and television production in a global market,
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