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SPAA Fringe Moves to Brisbane

Australia's leading annual conference for emerging and low budget film and
television producers SPAA FRINGE is coming to Brisbane this August, The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Campbell Newman announced today.

The Fringe Conference is an intensive and interactive 3 day course of
informative and practical sessions aimed at emerging and low budget independent film and television makers.

Delegates attend Fringe to network, pitch ideas and gain development
opportunities. It is an essential meeting point between upcoming filmmakers
and key industry figures from Australia and overseas.

Guest speakers and panellists this year include the team behind the Oscar
winning Harvie Krumpet, Melanie Coombs and Adam Elliott.

Previous guests have included:
Rick McCallum, Producer, Star Wars
Jan Chapman, Producer, Lantana
Andrew Mason, Producer, The Matrix
John Safran, Writer, Producer and Co-Producer, John Safran's Music Jamboree
The Chaser Team

SPAA Fringe is expected to attract at least 200 emerging film and television
professionals from the Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern NSW
Regions.

SPAA Fringe has previously been held in Melbourne, Sydney and Byron Bay.

For 2004, SPAA has pleasure in announcing that Film City Inc. is the SPAA
Fringe Principal Sponsor.

Film City Inc. is a film industry organisation whose main objective is to
increase communication and collaboration in the local industry whilst also
positioning South East Queensland as the premier film region in Australia.
The organisation is an initiative of the Brisbane City Council.

"This is a great opportunity for the emerging and low budget film and
television making community to come to Brisbane and see the terrific
resources and benefits Brisbane and Queensland can offer to film and
television makers." Ian Kenny, President of Film City Inc. said.

"We are very excited to be taking Fringe to Brisbane as once again we are
addressing the needs of the third largest film and television community in
Australia. This is all about learning and equipping emerging film and
television makers for the next step, said Geoff Brown, SPAA's Executive
Director

SPAA Fringe is run by the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)
which represents the country's independent television, feature film,
animation, documentary, television commercial and interactive media sector.

The emphasis in this year's programme will be on strengthening and advancing business skills for emerging producers.

SPAA Fringe will take place this 5,6 and 7 August at the Brisbane
Powerhouse.

Registrations are now open.