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P R IM E M IN IS T E R

PRESS STATEMENT NO.

16 July 1973

FILM AND TELEVISION GRANTS

The Prime Minister has announced grants totalling $23,911 as part of the Government's program of assistance to film and television in Australia.

The grants had been recommended by the Film and Television Board of the Australian Council for the Arts.

The grants vzill go to: _ .

1. "Show Business" Magazine

$5,000 to assist with editorial expenses and sales revenue. \

2. Association of Teacher of Film Appreciation

$1,100 to assist publication costs for four issues of their newsletter.

3. Sydney Film Festival _ * .

$6,340 to assist with the presentation of recent Australian films at the 1973 Sydney Film Festival, and to bring to Australia for the 1973 Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals a retrospective of

animated films from the Zagreb Studios and from the studio head, Mr Zelimir Matko.

4. Perth Film Festival · .

$2,289 to assist with the showing of Australian - ■ films during the Festival. ! · .-· .

Don Crombie

$1,700 to assist with the completion of an original Australian screenplay entitled "Blue Mud Bay".

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.φ Programes International Pty. Ltd. . J $750 to provide script development assistance for a ; j live action modern day setting of "Midsummer Night's j Dream" for a television special.

/ The New Music Society

/ $400 to provide assistance for script development and research for a film documentary "The Australian Bush" to be presented as part of the multi-media happening on this theme by the New Music Society of Canberra.

1. Ric Blakeney .

$1,600 to provide assistance for script development for a feature film "Three Minutes".

^ John A'Beckett

$1,200 to assist with a treatment of a semi-documentary film "Franco".

0, Lindsay Mulligan .

$3,532 to assist with the production of a 30 minute ■ scripted drama "Standing Up", with a screenplay by Bob Huber, based on a play by Eric Luthal.