N E W S R E L E A S E
MAY 10, 2023
AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SCREEN ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS
AUSTRALIA’S 30 PERCENT LOCATION OFFSET INCREASE
Canberra, Australia – The Australia New Zealand Screen Association (ANZSA) applauds the Australian Government’s announcement today to increase the Location Offset from 16.5 percent to 30 percent.
“The Australia New Zealand Screen Association congratulates the Australian Government for recognising how the film, television and streaming industry is a key economic driver which supports jobs, small businesses and tourism,” said Paul Muller, Chief Executive Officer of ANZSA. “Increasing the Location Offset will provide certainty and stability, which is needed to develop screen industry capacity that can support a growing sector”.
A ‘Study on the Impact of Film and Television Production Incentives in Australia’ by Olsberg SPI, commissioned by the ANZSA and the MPA and launched on February 14 in Canberra, found that Australia’s Location Offset, which is critical to attracting major offshore film and television productions to the country, delivered a $5.89 return for every $1 invested through the program. View and download the report here.
For more information, please contact:
Margaret Tillson , ANZSA
Stephen Jenner, MPA Asia-Pacific
ABOUT THE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION
Promoting & Protecting Screen Communities in Asia Pacific
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Motion Picture Association International (MPA-I) represent the interests of the six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. To do so, they promote and protect the intellectual property rights of these companies and conduct public awareness programs to highlight to movie fans around the world the importance of content protection. These activities have helped to transform entire markets benefiting film and television industries in each country including foreign and local filmmakers alike.
The organisations act on behalf of the members of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc (MPAA) which include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Netflix Studios, LLC, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The MPA and the MPA-I have worldwide operations which are directed from their head offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and overseen in the Asia Pacific by a team based in Singapore. For more information about the MPA and the MPA-I, please visit www.mpa-apac.org.
Australia New Zealand Screen Association (ANZSA) represents the film and television content and distribution industry in Australia and New Zealand. Its core mission is to advance the business and art of filmmaking, increasing its enjoyment around the world and to support, protect and promote the safe and legal consumption of movie and TV content across all platforms. This is achieved through education, public awareness and research programs, to highlight to movie fans the importance and benefits of content protection. ANZSA works on promoting and protecting the creative works of its members. Members include: Village Roadshow Limited; Motion Picture Association; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix Inc.; Paramount Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing International Corporation; Universal International Films, Inc.; and Warner Bros. Pictures International, a division of Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., and Fetch TV.
More information can be found at https://anzsa.film/who-we-are/