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14th September 2021
A message from the President
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Well, entries are in and judges are already busy judging over 260 entries received from our NSW members. A huge thank you to our sponsors, everyone behind the scenes coordinating this effort and all our judges who have some difficult decisions ahead of them. With the current lockdown status in NSW it looks like we might be holding another virtual award night, so please keep the weekend of Saturday 30th October free.
This Thursday, September 16th at 7:00 pm our ACS NSW Virtual Zoom-In welcomes Director of Photography Earle Dresner ACS as he takes us behind the scenes of ‘The Newsreader” which is currently airing on the ABC. We are really lucky to also be joined by Simon Harding SOC who was A Cam and Steadicam Operator on the show.  It's going to be a really popular night so please make sure you register through the link provided in this newsletter.
Accreditation assessments are open this month until Sept 30th. For those still considering an application please contact me ASAP so you have time to collate your work:
Our friends at Macquarie Commercial Finance have taken the time to put together a brief member survey to find out how the lockdown and government assistance have affected us. Please see further details in this newsletter and there’s a great prize for one lucky participant.
For those of us lucky enough to be working I would remind you to consider #whoisinyourcrew. On my current job, we have two women in our lighting department and it’s great to see, one of them is in a Screen NSW attachment position that I helped organise.
Finally, I would like to welcome Simeon Bryan as our new Focus Newsletter Editor and a huge thank you to Lizz who will be showing Simeon the ropes during this transition period.

Thank you again to all our ACS sponsors, and as always I encourage all members when you need services, a new piece of gear or any rentals to support those who support us.
Stay safe everyone and hold that line until everyone has had the chance to be vaccinated.

All the best,
Carolyn Constantine ACS
NSW ACS Branch President 
National ACS Vice President

ACS Accreditation
     September 1st - 30th
For an application form please contact National ACS President Ron Johanson OAM ACS.
ACS NSW Webinar Registration - 16th September 7pm (AEST)
ACS NSW September ONLINE Zoom-In

with guests

Earl Dresner ACS

& Simon Harding SOC

 7- 9 pm, Thursday, 16th September 2021 
Join ACS NSW and special guests: Director of Photography, Earle Dresner ACS as he takes us behind the scenes during the making of 'The Newsreader' which is currently airing on the ABC.

Earle will be joined by his A Cam and Steadicam Operator on the shoot, Simon Harding SOC.

This is going to be a popular night so don't forget to register.

Earle Dresner ACS                       Simon Harding SOC

ACS NSW Webinar Registration with Earl Dresner ACS and Simon Harding SOC
Register HERE for Thursday Night's Zoom
Where are we now??..... ACS & Member Sentiment Survey

In late June the wider business community was dealt another blow, lockdowns that for many business owners could spell the real beginning of the end. How much more disruption can businesses endure?

But what of the wider Film and Television Industry? I am hearing of things holding up after a brief bubble re-set but I`m keen to hear from you…. the ACS member base. Raw data is hard to come by that will attest to any theory.

I have put together a Survey to hear your opinions on the ground…how are you shaping up? Your thoughts on the latest Government assistance packages and your outlook for the future?

While all individual responses will remain in confidence, I would like to share the statistical results of the Survey in the next Focus. Hopefully, the results may provide a cross-section of insight into the health of your Industry despite all the negativity and uncertainty.
Take the Sentiment Survey

Survey respondents will go into a draw to receive a $250 Credit to Mason Rose Fine Foods, if you haven`t seen or heard of Pete on set, he has operated a Film and TV Catering business for some twenty-five years. Pete`s team now producing nutritional, high-quality fresh meals, snap frozen to enjoy at home.

Finally, to anyone out there really struggling, please keep in mind loan deferral programmes are on offer, generally up to three months. Anyone wishing to seek assistance either contact your credit provider directly, go to Australian Bankers Association for helpful links and information or contact me and I will advise how to best approach your credit provider/s.
(Draw Winner to be announced in the next ACS Focus) Sydney delivery or pick up from Mason Rose, otherwise $250 Coles Card awarded to winner outside Sydney.
All stay safe and look forward to reporting back with some meaningful data.
Andrew Barley

As you think about all your 2021 projects...

we ask you to be mindful
& think about who is in your crew...

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