Ann Macbeth Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Ann Macbeth Quotes and Sayings

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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence. Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don't lump yourself with capital investment. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    Film is the most expensive, highest risk industry in the world. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    I see any production of any nature being good for the development of the whole industry. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    The existing documentary makers still believe that it is impossible to produce drama material in this State, otherwise they would be doing it, they say. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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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 | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    Video just accesses international information so much more readily. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    We are the only state that does not have a State Film Corporation there to support the commercial industry. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    We discovered that there was a great deal of keen interest in America for the kinds of products that we thought could be produced here. Also there was an interest in Britain for Australian material generally. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    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. Ann Macbeth | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF






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