I have been asking the Screen Australia Board for 18 months to provide me with evidence that I have intimidated and placed at risk members of Screen Australia's staff in my correspondence - the ostensible reason for being banned from making any form of application to Screen Australia and from even communicating with members of staff. The Board has ignored my many requests and my suggestion that an independent mediator be brought in to adjudicate the rights and wrongs of this banning based on the facts. My own problems with Screen Australia will be of minimal interest to the bulk of my fellow filmmakers. The lack of transparency and accountability in the Screen Australia Board's dealing with this dispute should, I believe, be of concern to all filmmakers reliant in one way or another on SA to pursue their craft, their art....their chosen profession.
Dear Claudia, Richard, Rosemary and Rachel