Ann Macbeth Quotes


30 Ann Macbeth quotes:



"Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence. Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world."
"Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America work for commercial crews and then have their own projects when they've got enough money saved up to do so."
"They will open up to what I would call corporate broadcastings where the non-commercial material will have air time. There's no possibility of that here right now, none."
"Film is the most expensive, highest risk industry in the world."
"For the first time in one place in the west, there were important people from all the other states, all aspects of the film world."
"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."
"We are the only state that does not have a State Film Corporation there to support the commercial industry."
"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."
"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."
"Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don't lump yourself with capital investment."
"I think the long-term effect of video on cinema is good in that what we are now getting up there on the screen is of superior quality. Videos are just so much more sensitive to the world."
"The State Film Authority will be there for film as industry only, as is the case in all the other states, except Victoria. Victoria is moving more now into supporting non-commercial films."
"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."
"Video just accesses international information so much more readily."
"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."
"We're under the Arts Council under the Minister for the Arts. The Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Industrial Development have great difficulty in agreeing over who should fund what in terms of film."
"It will never be Hollywood, the same way people think it should be. I think it will grow and it will be healthy and it will expand into more than one production house."
"Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening, so there was immense growth for industrial training films, documentaries to do with the mining, and the outback world."
"The worst thing that you can do in terms of bringing a product up to the market is to be two days after someone else has brought a similar product to the international market-It's dead."
"We are getting more and more not only the trained but also internationally well-experienced people coming here. So it's all adding up."



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