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1996

CHILD CARE IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY - ACTORS TO HELP LAUNCH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

3 June 1996

Actors Tara Morice, Zoe Carides, Anne Tenney and Lewis Fitzgerald - and their children - will help launch a leaflet "The Ups and Downs of Childcare in the Film & TV Industry" in Sydney tomorrow.
The leaflet - which explains the initiatives that can be undertaken to support workers with families - has been developed with the co-operation of the Australian Film Commission and the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance.
The launch will be at 3pm, Tuesday June 4 at the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance courtyard, Cnr Redfern and Chalmers Sts, Redfern.
The leaflet is the latest move in the awareness campaign initiated by the Australian Film Commission to highlight the particular childcare needs of those working in the industry.
"Over the past 18 months the AFC has been investigating the child care problems experienced by workers in the film and television industry. Many parents working in the film and television industry experience high levels of stress due to unorthodox work hours, sporadic employment and the necessity to travel away from home, to the point where they feel that combining work in the industry with raising children is very difficult," Cathy Robinson, Chief Executive of the Australian Film Commission, explains.
"The industry is in danger of losing experienced practitioners because some parents feel it is necessary to leave the industry, at least for a short term, and this often coincides with the time of life when people's careers begin to gain momentum."

Media Enquiries:
Tracey Mair
TM Publicity
For the Australian Film Commission
Ph: 0419 221 493
Email: traceym@tmpublicity.com

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