SPAA signs alliance with China
The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) has formed the SPAA Australia-China Screen Alliance to facilitate co-productions between the two countries, providing advisory and introductory service to producers.
The Alliance will also assist Australian producers to navigate through the Chinese bureaucratic and cultural processes.
â€œIn Xiâ€™an alone they have over 300 film production companies, many of which are wanting to do co-production with Australia now. This is typical of the potential in the film-making industry that exists in provinces and regions around China,â€ said producer Mario Andreacchio, chair of the Alliance.
Geoff Brown said Australia is one of the first countries to seek co-productions with China, giving the country a head start, a three-year window before it becomes a competitive field.