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Podcast – Graeme Mason on the 2022/23 Drama Report key takeaways

Outgoing CEO Graeme Mason looks back at 10 years at Screen Australia and the changing landscape of Australian screen production through the 2022/23 Drama Report results.

Isla Fisher, Graeme Mason, Bob Morley

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In his final podcast interview as Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason shares his insight on this year’s report, the shifting tastes of audiences, and his time at the helm of Screen Australia.

“It's a snapshot of like the health of one part of the sector, […] it's a really useful thing for us, for the sector, and for government to just see how that part of the industry is going.

From significant growth in Australian television spend and PDV to the success of mid-budget Australian feature films, the findings of the Drama Report depict a growing industry with the second highest spend ever on scripted screen production in Australia - over $2.34 billion across a record 213 titles.

He believes this year’s results highlights the complexity of the drama ecosystem – and shows that ultimately, Australian drama punches above its weight which should remind people that the sector is a powerful cultural and economic contributor.

Reflecting on the industry over his 10 years at Screen Australia, Mason says the only certainty in the industry is change, but he’s optimistic about the future of the Australian screen industry. For Mason, “without question, we have some of the most talented storytellers in the world."

For more information on the Drama Report, click here.

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