LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Ausfilm, together with representatives of the Australian film industry will converge in Los Angeles from 24-31 October for Ausfilm Week 2012. Ausfilm Week aims to create, build upon and develop international relationships between Ausfilm members and Australian producers with key clients in LA to encourage international production to Australia.
Ausfilm Week Los Angeles 2012 will comprise a series of interactive panel sessions highlighting Australia’s production incentives schemes, post production and filmmaking talent, networking experiences, producer collaboration meetings and learning opportunities between the Australian and US film industries to encourage access to Australia’s Screen Production Incentives. These incentives available include the 40% Producer Offset, 30% Post, Digital and Visual Effects incentive and 16.5% Locations incentive.
Ausfilm is charged with marketing Australia’s Screen Production Incentives internationally and is therefore uniquely placed to promote, with forums such as this, the benefits of producing international films in Australia in partnership with Australians.
Targeted one-on-one meetings between leading Australian filmmakers, US studios, development executives, production companies and packaging agents will take place during Ausfilm Week 2012 to discuss collaboration for the development of Producer Offset projects. Seventeen Australian producers are participating in Ausfilm Week 2012, these producers are:
Jamie Hilton, See Pictures
Michael Robertson, Prodigy Movies
Steve Jaggi, Jaggi.Shute
Chris Brown, Pictures in Paradise
Mark Overett, New Holland Pictures
Todd Fellman, Story Bridge Films
Tracey Robertson & Nathan Mayfield, Hoodlum
Trish Lake & Dan Lake, Freshwater Pictures
Dee McLachlan, The Picture Tank
Leanne Tonkes, Ministudios & Circus Productions
Michael Adante, Source Collective
Pete Ford, Resolution Independent
Aidan O’Bryan, WBMC
Alan Lindsay, Vue Group
John V. Soto & Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment
Josh Wakely, Grace Films
Melanie Ansley & Sam Voutas, Scopofile
Ausfilm Week Los Angeles provides the platform to present Australia as a world-class film destination with its diverse locations near sound stages, Oscar-winning talent & crew and attractive tax incentives available to American producers in partnership with the Australian film industry.
Ausfilm promotes Australia’s incentive schemes, locations and capabilities worldwide to assist international screen producers to make their productions in Australia. Ausfilm is a partnership organization between private industry and government. It comprises Australia’s Federal, State and Territory Governments and 25 private-sector companies. For more information on Ausfilm Week and filming in Australia visit www.ausfilm.com
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