Session details

Culture vs Business: finding the sweet spot in the streaming era
Thursday, May 4, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (AEST)
Location Name
Event Centre - Gold Coast

The screen industry is one place where business and culture collide. The release of a new National Cultural Policy outlines a timeline for streaming platforms to be regulated to invest in Australian programs at a level to be determined by government. 

This year is shaping up to be a pivotal one for the Australian screen industry with government setting out a timeframe to deliver long awaited regulation of streaming platforms. This is an issue that has been on the policy agenda for nearly ten years and a lot is at stake. There are also a myriad of issues to be negotiated between government, digital platforms and the screen industry with their often competing interests. How do we get a regulatory framework that balances delivering public value and private investor returns? What are the important elements to consider in designing a new regulatory system for the screen industry. What are the issues that need to be considered in getting this new regulation right? How should “Australian content” be defined and does the intellectual property need to be owned by an Australian to count? 

Karl Quinn - Sydney Morning Herald / The Age

Session Producer
Jane Mulligan - Screen Producers Australia 

Kyas Hepworth Kevin Whyte Tsu Shan Chambers Professor Rebecca Giblin Karl Quinn