WHO OWNS WHAT? Copyright and the documentary filmmaker + End of year drinks! – November 27, 2012

Since this is our very last Ozdox for the year, please join us to celebrate another exciting year of Ozdox programs – at the Fox and Lion Hotel, EQ – after this session.

Currently there is a review of the copyright act that will examine the role of the digital world in future copyright provisions. Entitled “Copyright and the Digital Economy” it will examine how the new role of digital distribution needs to be considered in regards to the laws that pertain to copyri

ght. With an ever-changing copyright landscape, the ADG is presenting a panel session as part of OzDoxs entitled WHO OWNS WHAT? A panel made up of practising copyright specialists, directors, producers and collection agencies who will go through the current state of play in regards to your rights as a filmmaker in the ownership and monetisation of your copyright



Emma oversees the distribution of $32 million each year in educational, government and retransmission royalties for Screenrights. She has ten years experience in rights management and an in-depth knowledge of domestic and international secondary royalty collection. Emma has also recently been instrumental in the launch of the member portal MyScreenrights, which gives members 24/7 access to key business information.


Lisa Noonan is a film and television tragic who has been the driving force behind the directors’ collecting society ASDACS since 2000. A former documentary researcher with Film Australia, Lisa’s research has developed tracking records for 2000 local directors and seen ASDACS grow from an offshoot of ASDA to an international player with active roles in creators’ rights bodies in Europe.


Greg Duffy specialises in Media, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law, particularly in the areas of Film, Television, New Media, Music and Theatre. Much of his time is spent on development, financing, production and distribution arrangements, all related legal issues and he has a depth of experience in film and television litigation.

Greg has worked in various capacities on Film, Television, Radio, and Stage Productions for more than 25 years. He has co-written, co-directed and co-produced a number of short films and documentaries dealing with subjects as diverse as the protection of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property, the nature of the Jury System and coping with grief after the death of a partner. He produced the feature film ‘Last Train to Freo’ which was privately funded, obtained development and investment assistance from ScreenWest Inc. and the Australian Film Commission and was distributed throughout Australia and the rest of the world. He is presently producing 2 feature films – ‘Last Cab’ written by Reg Cribb and Jeremy Sims, to be directed by Jeremy Sims; and ‘The Straggler’ written and directed by Jonathan Ogilvie.


Susan has worked as an independent producer for 25 years, winning awards and international acclaim. Her credits include Life In Movement, the tragic Tanja Liedtke Story, winner of the Best Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival and Honeybee Blues, a look at what is killing the bees, winner of the Earth Vision Award -Tokyo. In addition to her role with DAF, Susan is a producer with Shark Island Productions. She produced the cinema documentary Paul Kelly – Stories of Me, launched at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the highly acclaimed The Oasis. Susan was formerly the Documentary Investment Manager at the Film Finance Corporation, helping finance over 400 films and internationalise Australia’s documentary industry. Susan served 6 years as a Board Director for the South Australia Film Corporation (SAFC), was a founding member and served 6 years on the Board of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC). Susan is now a member of the International Documentary Advisory Committee for Hot Docs, Canada and a Committee Member for the ACT Screen Investment Fund.


Bob Connolly began his career at the ABC, directing some 30 documentaries there in the 1970s before teaming up with Robin Anderson to work independently. In 1983 they released and FIRST CONTACT, followed by JOE LEAHY’S NEIGHBOURS (1989) and BLACK HARVEST (1992). Shot in the PNG Highlands over ten years, these 3 films won 30 national and international awards, including an Oscar nomination for First Contact. All three won the Grand Prix at France’s Festival Cinema du Reel, and AFI awards for Best Documentary.

In 1996 Connolly and Anderson released RATS IN THE RANKS. Their last film together was FACING THE MUSIC (2001) which like all its predecessors enjoyed a lengthy national theatrical release. It too won the AFI Award for Best Documentary, and was voted most popular film at the Sydney and Brisbane Film Festivals.

With co-director Sophie Raymond, MRS CAREY’S CONCERT is Bob’s 6th major film release and received a number of accolades including an AACTA and ADG Award.


Event Information

WHERE: AFTRS Theatre, Fox Studios, Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St, Moore Park NSW.

WHEN: Wednesday 12 September 2012
6:00pm for 6:30pm screening.

RSVP not required, but be early to ensure your seat. Please invite your friends and colleagues too! This event is open to the public. Parking fees discounted after 6pm, or with validated ticket from AFTRS.

ENTRY: $7 (suggested donation)
. This event is open to the public. Parking fees discounted after 6pm, or with validated ticket from AFTRS.