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The tensions are always based on financial resources. Something like film is very problematic because it is viewed as an art form and also as an industry with a pure commercial base. Ann Macbeth#Art 67
Ann Macbeth#Art 67
The more commercial work that is happening, the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights, the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen. Ann Macbeth#Cameras 67
Ann Macbeth#Cameras 67
We probably do not have a large enough industry here to ably support the independent filmmaker to move in and out. Much of the industry is based on full-time jobs here, institutionalised jobs. Ann Macbeth#Based 65
Ann Macbeth#Based 65
We are here predominantly to support independent filmmakers and their needs. We are also here to assist people actually in their production, non-commercial people in their production. Ann Macbeth#Assist 63
Ann Macbeth#Assist 63
You have always had individual directors who begin in the advertising or commercial world, but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern. Ann Macbeth#Advertising 59
Ann Macbeth#Advertising 59
The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film. Ann Macbeth#Art 54
Ann Macbeth#Art 54
Film is the most expensive, highest risk industry in the world. Ann Macbeth#Expensive 53
Ann Macbeth#Expensive 53
All the arts are predominantly national, and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us. The battle gets more and more vicious each year. Ann Macbeth#Arts 48
Ann Macbeth#Arts 48
We are not yet at the point where our size, our being the drama industry, is sufficient to support full time professional crews, and that is very very important. Ann Macbeth#Being 48
Ann Macbeth#Being 48
In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock, in other words films that I would consider still some of the finest products to come out of Australia. I think that our quality now is less than it was then. Ann Macbeth#Australia 42
Ann Macbeth#Australia 42
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