Spotlight: Make it Australian Campaign Launch For 2022

SPA launched the Make it Australian campaign in 2017 alongside the ADG, AWG, and MEAA with one objective – they want to see a vibrant and sustainable screen sector that continues to play an important role in our economic, social, and cultural life. They ask their supporters to take action by emailing their federal MP and Senators to lobby for strong rules and support for Australian stories on our screens.

The panel members at Make it Australian included:

Matthew Deaner (SPA CEO)
Leah Purcell (Actor, Director, Producer, Writer)
Moderator: Van Badham (Writer, Activist)
Panel member: Kriv Stenders (Director)
Panel member: Monica O’Brien (Producer, Writer, Director)
Panel closer: Gillian Armstrong (Director)

The event was held on Thursday, 09 June 2022 at the Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall, 483 George St., Sydney NSW 2000. FilmCentral Magazine’s very own Yolandi Franken along with Andy Trieu, J’ma, and Chase Lee came to support the Make it Australian campaign in full force.