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Inside story: How Bryan Brown and the Nationals saved Australian film – Sydney Morning Herald

In an unlikely buddy pairing, screen legend Brown and Nationals deputy David Littleproud were part of a posse to prevent the industry from imminent collapse.

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The problem, says Screen Producers Australia chief executive Matthew Deaner, was that the government seemed to see it all as one big industry, and having created a pot of gold to attract Hollywood productions it felt the job was done.
But that was effectively a scheme to support employment, not culture and no one seemed to have explained that to Prime Minister Scott Morrison or Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Enter Bryan Brown, with a call to the Nationals deputy leader David Littleproud in January.

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