Following my outburst about a proposal whereby Screen Australia announced it is workshopping some new approaches to building pride in Australian film, I sent in some questions about what might be happening. Here's the reply I got.
Thanks for your email. You can find the news item here: http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/2015/gn_150708_prideAusfilmcampaign.aspx
We aren’t yet at a place to talk about plans – because we are still in the scoping and discussion stage.
I will come back to you about your specific questions shortly.
To which I responded
Thank you for your reply. I must say that since I posted my piece I have been told that Michael Bodey also made some uncomplimentary remarks about your plans. It’s not enjoyable to be lumped in with a Murdoch press maven, particularly weeks later, but that’s what happens to people who have made a lifetime vow to avoid that arm of the media. Oh well....
If indeed this exercise is to be conducted in any public way I’d be most interested to follow what’s happening. I’m of course still somewhat bemused that Screen Australia would be hiring PR people for it but if there is to be any further reporting or public consultation then that’s something I’d like to pass on to my devoted reader.