Brightworks ninth new 2020 member

Three new members join CPC

The Commercial Producers Council extends a very warm welcome to its newest members: Sydney-based Clockwork Films, Australasian Spinnaker Films and Brisbane-based Happy Productions. We look forward to collaborating with Heath George, Tony Fry, Angela Murphy and their respective teams.

Production Brief Podcast: State of Play with Film Victoria

17 June 2020

Production Brief‘s Mark Welker and Brendan Lee wrap up its mini-series on shooting safe during COVID with an update from Joe Brinkmann and Dan Beck from Film Victoria. Listen to the podcast here.

Joe and Dan discuss the impact of COVID on the Australian screen production industry, introduce the new Screen Australia COVID-safe filming protocols, and get Film Vic’s outlook for the future of both screen and advertising production in Australia.

Joe Brinkmann is the Manager Production Attraction & Support at Film Victoria and Dan Beck is the Locations & Production Services Coordinator.

The Australian Screen Production COVID-Safe Guidelines on the Screen Australia are available at:

More information on the Production Brief podcast and its episodes here.

2020 Vision: how CPC members are adapting to a new COVID reality

Campaign Brief has caught up with some of Australia’s leading production companies, including CPC members Michael Ritchie from Revolver/Will O’Rourke, Edward Pontifex from The Sweetshop, Oliver Lawrance from Photoplay and Anna Fawcett from Filmgraphics, about how they’ve adapted to a COVID world.

Read the full Campaign Brief article here.

Four new members join CPC

The Commercial Producers Council extends a very warm welcome to its new members: ARC Edit, Eight Australia, Sedona Productions and Filmgraphics.

COVID-19 WHS guidelines

Coronavirus’ impact has escalated significantly in recent weeks and few businesses now remain untouched. Our industry is no exception.

In the past fortnight, our priority was the COVID-19 contract addendum and amended Standard Production Agreement, which was developed in consultation with DVM Law. We encourage members to use the documents in our Member Area.

CPC announcement: CPC welcomes new Co-Chair, Pip Smart

The Commercial Producers Council has announced the appointment of Pip Smart, Executive Producer at Revolver, as its new Co-Chair effective immediately.

CPC ANNOUNCEMENT New commercial production agreement terms

The Commercial Producers Council, representing 13 of Australia’s leading commercial production companies, has updated its payment terms to reflect the changing operating environment its members are facing.

For the second year running, the Australian Directors’ Guild awards Gender Matters: Commercial & Content Directing Mentorships to eight recipients

Now in its second year, the Australian Directors’ Guild’s (ADG) Commercial & Content Directing Mentorship program announced its next round of eight mentoree recipients, at a special event held last night at FINCH, Sydney and attended by members of the screen and advertising industries.

The Communications Council partners with Little Black Book to give members access to global publication, global award show & Cannes event

Little Black BookThe partnership with LBB [] will earmark The Communications Council (TCC) and Commercial Producers Council (CPC) members to the world and provide access to a global advertising audience and bespoke marketing tools for an exclusive discount.