Created in mid-2014, the Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee acts as an independent advisory body for the New South Wales Arts Minister.
Appointed by the Minister, the Committee has no more than seven members, comprised of a Chairperson from outside the sector, while all other members have relevant film and television industry experience.
Its role is to advise the NSW Arts Minister on the operation of the state’s film and television industry, and to provide specific advice to The Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade (DEIT), through Screen NSW, as set out in regulations.
These advisory functions support the work of Screen NSW, which is an office within the Department with an allocated annual budget.
Screen NSW operates within DEIT’s annual reporting, financial reporting and Audit and Risk Committee frameworks to carry out its role in assisting and developing the screen sector in NSW.
Under the regulations, the Committee has the following functions:
The Film and Television Industry (Advisory Committee) Regulation 2014 also deals with the composition, procedure, and terms of office of the Committee and its members.
The current Committee has been appointed to December 31, 2023.
Photo credit: John Platt. Behind the scenes of TOTAL CONTROL. Photo courtesy of Blackfella Films.