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The ACS has an active Policy Committee first formed at the Annual
 General Meeting (AGM) on 16 September 2007, for the purpose of researching and 
formulating policy for the National Executive of the ACS.
The Policy Committee is ready to address policy issues as they arise and to initiate policy discussions as and when necessary. Over the past year, the President has raised several issues with the committee, from cinematographers' copyright & moral rights, to discussion with Screen Australia, and there are several issues that the committee will need to address in the future.
With one such issue, namely an imminent review of the controversial filming guidelines at Uluru, it would be good to canvass the views and experiences of as many members as possible. This should become increasingly easy as our website develops further and creates a profile for each of the issues we've been involved with.
It remains important for the ACS to have a process in place for addressing any policy issues swiftly as they arise. And in the coming years, we hope that we'll be able to engage more of our members in discussions about issues that will determine the future of our industry.

Harassment or Bullying

It is the policy of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) that each and every member of the Society and the greater Film and Television industry has the basic right to work in an environment free from any gender bias, harassment or bullying of any kind.

The Society will not tolerate any behaviour that is considered threatening or dis-respectful towards any of our members.

ACS National Executive

Submit a Topic

The ACS Policy Committee welcomes submissions from members on policy review.
Please complete the form below which will be forwarded to the ACS Policy 
Increasingly, we are aiming to work closely with other industry Guilds to reach 
agreement on policy decisions and on media statements wherever possible.
The ACS Policy Committee encourages all our members to be active on policy issues that will determine the future of cinematographers in Australia and beyond.
Wherever possible we encourage strong, positive debate that enables us to work together and cohesively to create a united viewpoint for all our members.
The committee currently consists of:

Australian Tax Payer Funded Films

It is the policy of the ACS to encourage the employment of Australian cinematographers on all Australian films that are funded by the Australian tax payer, through the various film funding bodies.

We believe Australian cinematographers possess the necessary technical, artistic and creative skills to fill the role of the cinematographer / Director of Photography on all Australian films.

  • Ron Johanson ACS OAM ~ Chair (QLD)
  • David Wakeley ACS (NSW)
  • Ellery Ryan ACS (VIC)
  • Ernie Clark ACS (SA)
  • Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)
  • Andrew Hyde (NT)

Policy 2010

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