SPA launches industry survey to track trends and the health of screen production in Australia

26 April, 2018 by Staff Writer

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) has launched an annual industry survey of production companies designed to deliver an insight into the health of the screen production sector and track trends with regards to employment, trade and investment.

The survey, titled Screen Production in Australia, will be conducted by Deloitte Access Economics, and is open to all production companies – not just SPA members.


The data collected will inform an annual report, which SPA hopes will become a key document for evidence-based decision-making related to the sector, and provide a picture of the size and scale of the industry.

“The engine room of our industry is the small businesses that tell and sell great Australian content domestically and internationally. Screen Production in Australia will give us the tools to tell and sell this trade story better to governments, industry and Australian audiences. I strongly encourage all Australian producers to complete the survey,” said SPA CEO Matthew Deaner.

SPA has partnered with several organisations to deliver the report, including Media Super, Film Victoria, Screen Queensland and AFTRS.

Media Super CEO Graeme Russell said that there has been an historical tendency to significantly underestimate the value of Australian screen production to our economy, including export income.

“Consequently, the sector often doesn’t get the government attention and public policy support that, on the reality of the numbers, it deserves. This report should help change that,” Russell said.

Complete the survey here.