Screen Producers Australia release plans for a credits register

Screen Producers Australia have released draft guidelines on a proposed credits register for producers of Australian content and are asking the industry for feedback.

The announcement:

The intention is that the register will provide a number of benefits:

  • classifying eligible producers for inclusion in awards
  • assisting in mediation of credit disputes
  • offering accreditation mark for producers to include in their screen credits

The draft guidelines for feature films, television drama and documentary highlight the initial phase of this work, having been adapted for the local production community from criteria used in a similar scheme operated by the Producers Guild of America.

“As with the scheme implemented by our colleagues in the US, the aim of the credit register is to ensure that the person or persons who truly earn the producer credit on a production receive the appropriate recognition.  The guidelines will assist us to establish the criteria for the work on a production receive that is commonly considered the work of the producer,” said Matthew Deaner, CEO of Screen Producers Australia.

Screen Producers Australia is inviting industry feedback to gauge interest in the scheme as well as to refine the criteria and expand the number of roles and genres defined (i.e. light entertainment, interactive, games, short film, etc).

Source: Screen Producers Australia press release


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