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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 3931..

    • ScreenACT website, online industry directory, online events calendar, location contacts database and photographic library developed;
    • Establishment of location liaison service, providing free location advice and assistance to local and visiting productions;
    • Establishment of resources library, providing free access for local filmmakers to major industry directories and industry publications;
    • Monthly e-newsletters informing the local industry of news, events and opportunities have been produced since September 2004;
    • Sponsorship of key industry events aimed at promoting and supporting the development of the local screen industries, including the Canberra Games Festival, Australian International Documentary Conference and Australian Cinematographer's Society Awards;
    • Assistance to local filmmakers to participate in selected professional development activities, including Australian Film Television and Radio School courses, the Australian International Documentary Conference and Electronic Entertainment Expo;
    • Assistance to businesses to participate in an ACT delegation to the Asia Television Forum, November 2005;
    • Assistance to 15 local teachers to participate in a Schools and Computer Games Summit, November 2005;
    • Co-sponsorship of 4 places in a mid-year intensive training course in games and film with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, June 2006.

(2) Outcomes of ScreenACT initiatives include:

    • Recognition of ScreenACT as the central point of contact for all screen related enquiries in the ACT across the broader Australian screen industry and increasingly, for members of overseas industries;
    • Establishment of ScreenACT as an oversight organisation promoting the whole of the ACT screen industry;
    • Constantly increasing number of location enquiries received directly and as a result of Ausfilm membership, including enquiries from local, interstate and international filmmakers;
    • Online industry database currently includes 85 listings across the screen industry and support industries in the ACT and Capital Region;
    • Subscriber database to e-newsletter currently at approximately 300;
    • Increased opportunities for local industry to promote events, jobs and announcements through free online events calendar and e-newsletter;
    • Employment of local screen industry professionals and direct expenditure on support services (including accommodation and catering) by productions visiting the ACT, following location enquiries;
    • Several local filmmakers provided with assistance to attend events such as the Australian International Documentary Conference and Asia Television Forum reported on deals initiated or signed as a direct result of their attendance at these events.

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