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.
“In Xi’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,” 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.