TITLE

Valenti's words no comfort for Aussie industry

AUTHOR(S)
Zion, Lawrie
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/27/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 41, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The chief executive officer of one of Australia's main film bodies says he is not comforted by recent pronouncements by the chief of the MPAA, Jack Valenti, that the U.S. won't be striving to abolish local TV quotas or film subsidies. Valenti's remarks came last week in response to fears expressed by the Australian production sector that a proposed free trade deal with the U.S. would jeopardize the ongoing viability of the local screen industry. Current provisions include the requirement that free-to-air TV networks broadcast 55% local content, while pay TV networks must spend 10% of their programming budget on Australian productions.
ACCESSION #
10610586

 

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