SPAA congratulates Emile Sherman on Oscar win
Press release from SPAA
The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) is delighted by the Oscar win for Best Motion Picture for the See-Saw Films production, The King’s Speech. Emile Sherman, the 2009 SPAA Producer of The Year, along with Iain Canning and Gareth Unwin collected the Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards today.
“I believe that this is the first time an independent Australian producer has been awarded the Oscar for Best Picture and we are just thrilled that Emile and his team have been recognised for this exceptional film”, said Geoff Brown, SPAA Executive Director.
“Not only has The King’s Speech received acknowledgment from the major international awards including the BAFTA’s, Producers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and now the Academy Awards, but it has commercially thrived in the Australian and international market. I look forward to Emile embracing this success back home with his upcoming projects.”