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Transcript 3095

GRANTS TO FILM MAKERS, ETC

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Whitlam, Gough

Period of Service: 05/12/1972 to 11/11/1975

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Release Date: 07/12/1973

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 3095

EMBARGO: 6. pni 7/ 12/ 73
1_, AL! SiHAXL L
PRIME MINISTER PRESS STATEMENT NO. 157
7 DECEMBER 1973
GRANTS TO FILM MAKERS, ETC.
The Chairman of the Film and Television Board of the
Australian Council for the Arts, Mr Phillip Adamis, announced
today that the Prime Minister had approved grants totalling
$ 102,660 to a variety of film and television artists.
These include grants for two projects dealing with
aborigines, a grant to enable inmates of Parramatta gaol to
study script writing and one to help revive a publication
devoted to film making.
Both the Melbourne and the Sydney Film-makers Co-operatives
received grants.
This brings the year's total film and television grants
approved by the Prime Minister to $ 583,480.
CANBERRA. A. C. T.

LIST OF GRANTS
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AD RESEARCH
DAVID BAZER. To develop a screenplay from the novel, Salute to the Great
McCarthy. $ 3800
GEORGE PUGH. To develop an outline to treatment stage. $ 200
MONA BRAND. To enable the applicant to work with a script supervisor to write
the screen play of either Christmas Goose or The Ghost of Grey Gables. $ 1450
RON BUMNEY. To enable the applicant to develop a script to screen play stage
either Impossible Burden or another script of his own choice. $ 600
GEOFFREY PORTVANN. To enable the applicant and writer Ron Harrison to develop
a screen play from the stage play Father Dear Come Over Here. $ 1834
GEORGE DICK. To research and write the treatment of a TV pilot for a proposed
series of six 30 min. episodes. $ 465
BEWICK HACK. Script development and research br an historical and educational
film based on Lawrence Hargreaves. $ 600
RALPH MARSDEN. To develop a script outline to treatment stage. $ 450
JOIIH POOLEY. To develop a script outline to treatment stage. $ 400
DANIEL HUGHES. To develop a script outline to treatment stage. $ 400
PARRAMATTA GAOL ( The Harris Bush Drama Society). To enable a professional
script editor ( Harold Lander) to work regularly with a group of writers in
the gaol over a period of 30 weeks. $ 2000
TILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTTON
GEOFFREY BARDON. To make a 30 min. documentary studying aboriginal artists of
Papunya Aboriginal settlement via Alice Springs. $ 5000
IETER DRUMMOID. To make a film about the Nomads, a tribe of Aborigines of the
Pilbarra region of ! North-lest Australia, who are mining successfully for tin.
$ 6563 ( Interest free loan)
MICHAEL PRICE. To make a 15 min. film which looks at the activities of groups
and organisations demanding a greater control over their daily lives. $ 2000
JOHNI HUGHES. To make a 30 min. film on the subject of racism in Australian
society. $ 2500
GEIERAL PRODUCTION
JOIH BIRD. To cover the cost of processing, inter-nogative and workprint of
camera footage shot by the McCubbin-Bonython Expedition. $ 476
EDIE VAN DER MADDEN. To enable a sound track to be put on a 23 rin. animated
film Alladin. $ 6372 ( Interest free loan)
CINEMA PAPERS. To assist with the first issu, of a new film publication called
Cinema Papers. $ 11600 ($ 10000 grant, $ 1600 interest free loan)
THE ARTS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA ( Victoria). To assist with the presentation of
Australian films on a tour of Victoria. $ 2000 ( Guarantee against loss)
WARWICK ROBBINS. The Film and Television Board and the Film and Television
School wish to jointly assist the applicant on a study tour of overseas community
access video centroe. c2500

AUSTRALIAN FILM IINSTITUTE. For video research and instruction to Ungarie School,
NSW and community by S Varga and J Kirk. $ 700
AUSTRALIAN! FILM INSTITUTE. For undertaking modifications on vidoo equipment
through Swinburne College of Technology for use in community access video
situations. $ 1250
AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE ( Research on overseas films for the Vincent Library).
For research on overseas films for use as reference by the Vincent Library: by
Albie Thorns and Barrett Hodsdon. $ 400
AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE. For assistance to the Melbourne Film-makers' Cooperative
in leasing and renovating promises for the exhibition of films and
allied facilities. The interest-free loan is to be repaid within three years.
$ 19000 ($ 14000 grant, $ 5000 interest-free loan).
SYDNEY FILMMAKERS' CO-OPERATIVE. For assistance to the Sydney Filmmakers'
Co-operative for administrative costs, salaries, theatre rental and advertising,
$ 15000
T! E FILM SECPLdTARIAT. Payment to the Film Secretariat for the services of a
librarian for collating references to Australian film productions and allied
materials for the George Lugg Library. $ 4000
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR CHILDRLIIS FILMS AND TELEVISION. For the purchase and
distribution of prints of overseas childrens' films. $ 10000
PATRICIA CLARE. For development of a script for an animated story film. $ 1050

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