The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) hosts a big annual conference each year that is the main event in Australia’s film industry calendar. At this year’s SPAA Conference in Sydney (running through November 16), our Beijing-based attorney, Mathew Alderson, will be sitting on a China film panel, entitled, “Don’t be a Bull in the China Shop.”
Mathew has spoken at previous SPAA Conferences (he says they are great) on the legal aspects of film production on China and this year he will be sharing the podium with William Feng, Chief Representative, China, Motion Picture Association of America and Mario Andreacchio and Pauline Chan. Mario directed and produced “The Dragon Pearl,”Australia’s first official Chinese Co-Production. Ms Chan produced and directed “33 Postcards,” Australia’s second official Chinese Co-Production.
Paul de Carvalho, Director of Production Attraction at Screen NSW, a leading government film-funding organization based in Sydney, will be moderating the China film panel, which, according to SPAA will be addressing the following:
Australia’s co-production treaty with China offers a vehicle for creative collaboration and a way around the import quotas on foreign films. Australian producers with experience working in China and special guests from China discuss the tricks and traps, pain and pleasure, and why working in China is not for the faint-hearted or ill informed.
We hope to see you there.