Screen composers guild elects president Guy Gross

The Australian Guild of Screen Composers has elected Guy Gross as President. Gross’s on screen composition and scoring credits include East West 101, Farscape and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Gross replaces outgoing president Clive Harrison.

The announcement:

The Australian Guild of Screen Composers is pleased to advise Guy Gross has been elected President of the AGSC, succeeding Clive Harrison on his retirement as AGSC President.

Guy Gross has been an active member of the AGSC since its inception and was Vice-President since 2008. He has been instrumental in many AGSC initiatives, most recently as a member of both the AGSC Rates and the Contracts Committee.

He has actively lobbied for screen composers and last month Guy addressed members of Federal Parliament as a Speaker at the launch of the PwC report on The Economic Contribution of Australia’s Copyright Industries for the Australian Copyright Council.

“Due to constantly changing ways the audience is consuming music, games, television and film the entertainment industry must stay alert to address these on-going challenges. I wish to thank Clive Harrison and all past presidents for their on-going commitment to Australian composers and, along with the AGSC Board, I look forward to building on their great work,” said Guy.

Guy is one of Australia’s leading screen composers and has worked extensively in film, television and documentary. His credits include East West 101, Farscape and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, one of Australia’s most successful films to date taking just under $20 million at the box office. He is the most recent recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award.

Guy has been succeeded by Antony Partos as Vice President. Antony’s credits include Rake, The Slap and Animal Kingdom, for which he won his 3rd AFI Award for Best Original Music.

The Guild warmly thanks Clive Harrison for his hard work, leadership and commitment to Australian screen composers as the former President of the AGSC, and welcome Guy and Antony.

Source: Australian Guild of Screen Composers press release


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