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Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that serves the Australian community working in the film and television industry.

Australians in Film
Formation2001
TypeFilm and television industry organization
Purpose"Celebrating outstanding Australian filmmakers and performers in the United States while inspiring, uniting and developing the next generation."
HeadquartersLos Angeles
Location
  • 5300 Melrose Avenue Hollywood CA 90038
Region served
Los Angeles
Membership
600
Official language
English
President
Kate Marks
Website[3]

Founded in May 2001, to celebrate and support Australian film and TV makers and their work, Los Angeles based non-profit Australians in Film holds monthly screenings, seminars and labs and has over 500 members. In 2008, Australians in Film established the annual Heath Ledger Scholarship in honor of the late actor who was an ambassador of the group.

The organization has the support of the Australian Government, Qantas, other entertainment organizations and many notable Australian actors who are Ambassadors for Australians in Film.

In 2012 the organization established an Annual Benefit Dinner to raise funds for scholarships and career development programs. The Honorees at the first event included John Polson, Liam Hemsworth and Yvonne Strahovski. In 2013, Australians in Film launched the Orry-Kelly International Award for Australians that have achieved in the film and TV business overseas.

In 2015, Australians in Film announced that Foxtel will become the naming rights sponsor of the Breakthrough Awards.

The Chairman is SVP of Drama at Essential Media Simonne Overend and the President is Kate Marks, Executive Vice President International Production at Ausfilm.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (20 February 2009), Sydney-Bred Actor Wins Heath Ledger Scholarship. "Access Hollywood", Los Angeles
  2. ^ (19 May 2010), AiF unveils winners. "IF", Sydney
  3. ^ (09 June, 2011), Ryan Corr Gets Heath Ledger Scholarship, "Deadline", Los Angeles
  4. ^ (29 June 2012), Legacy of Ledger for young star, Illawarra Mercury,Wollongong, p. 14
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  7. ^ (27 April 2010), Hemsworth, Kwanten take breakthrough awards, "ABC News", Australia
  8. ^ (09 June 2011), Aussie actors Teresa Palmer and Joel Edgerton Pick up LA honours, "Adelaide Now", Adelaide
  9. ^ (30 May 2012), Hemsworth and Strahovski to share award, "IF", Sydney
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  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2014-11-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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