Filming Handbook 'On Location' - South Australian Film Corporation

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Filming Handbook 'On Location' - South Australian Film Corporation

Filming Handbook ‘On Location’1


Economic Benefitsand IncentivesIncentives for filmmakersFederal IncentivesAny Australian film or television productionthat attracts private investment can claimaccelerated tax deductions. To be eligibleto claim a deduction under the 10BAand 10B tax incentives, projects must becertified as a 'qualifying Australian film'.The Commonwealth government has alsointroduced a tax offset as an incentivefor large budget film productions. Evenoverseas productions with significantAustralian production expenditureare eligible.The Australian Government has extendedthe 12.5% tax offset and will now refund12.5% of production costs for eligibletelevision series, mini series or feature filmsshot in Australia (applies to spend onAustralian goods and services of minimumAUD $15million. No labour test required).Information and application formsregarding tax incentives can be obtainedvia the Department of Communications,Information Technology and the Arts:Email film.taxoffset@dcita.gov.au. Formore information, departmental details arelisted under Contacts (refer to Part Five).State IncentivesDirect and indirect financial incentives areavailable to productions filming in SouthAustralia.Productions shot in South Australia mayqualify for a payroll tax exemption reducingthe film’s payroll total by approximately6%. To be eligible, projects must beproduced wholly or substantially withinSouth Australia, employ SA residentsand provide significant economic benefitto the state. Applications for exemptionare assessed by the State Treasurerand granted on a case-by-case basis.The SAFC can also provide equityinvestment in Australian feature films,mini-series, television series, telemoviesand documentaries. Investments areusually recouped pro rata pari passu withother equity investors; are accompaniedby profit participation; and may involvea share in copyright.Other incentives include: competitivelocation fees; low cost accommodationand living costs; ‘film-friendly’ stateand local government authorities; policeand fire services which are free of charge(subject to availability).Benefits to South AustraliaIn the introduction, we touched on thesubject of how a film production can bringeconomic advantage to the locationsboth during the shoot and after the filmis released. And while not every productionis going to be a ‘Lord of the Rings’, thereis still enormous benefit to be derivedfrom such activities for local residents.The Australian Bureau of Statisticsshows that for every dollar spent on a filmproduction, approximately three dollarsare returned. Similar to the tourism industry,the economic impact of the film industryis felt by many different sectors of thebusiness community. It all comes backto the many different activities involvedin a production. A crew needs transport,accommodation, supermarkets, garages,freight companies, construction companies,hire car companies and on ad infinitum.Few facilities are not needed. The moreremote the location, the more a productionwill rely on the local knowledge andfacilities.Of course, tourism also indirectly benefitsfrom the publicity that surrounds largeproductions and actors. Interviews andarticles – in addition to the medium itself– expose the state’s regions to local andinternational holidaymakers who wantto walk in the stars’ famous footsteps.4


The Filming ProcessFilm Industry RolesThe following key crew members areinvolved in the activities associated withfilming on location. Our descriptions provideyou with an overview of their individualroles and responsibilities, howeverproducers and their agents are expectedto be fully aware of all federal, state andlocal laws, by-laws and conditions thatrelate to their roles.Location ManagerIn addition to finding locations, thelocation manager is the liaison betweenthe production company and thelocation provider. The location managernegotiates, organises and managesall issues associated with the productionlocation pre, during and post shoot.Addressing safety and security, the locationmanager ensures provision of the location,access, parking and accommodation forthe equipment, crew and all ancillaryservices. Should the location managerleave the set, a person (most likely the unitmanager or first assistant director) willbe appointed to supervise the location.The location manager should be namedon the Permission to Film Permit and thecrew call sheet.Production ManagerThe production manager is in chargeof all production arrangements, managingthe production budget and makingexecutive decisions with regard to theprogress of a location shoot.First Assistant DirectorThe first assistant director (1st AD)commands and manages time on theset to ensure that the production runssmoothly. The 1st AD communicatesthe director’s specifications to cast andcrew. The on-set representative whenthe location manager is not on sitecould be the first assistant director.Unit ManagerThe unit manager is responsible forsetting up and supervising the unitbase including the meals area, on-setrefreshments and designated smokingarea. The unit manager is typically involvedwith ongoing communication betweenthe location provider and the unit base.Any visitors to the location are advisedto speak with the unit manager first.Safety CoordinatorThe safety coordinator is responsiblefor the safety of cast, crew and anyperson who comes into contact withthe filming activities. It is the responsibilityof the safety coordinator to prepare asafety report based on the needs ofthe production and location, as well asoutline the responsibilities of all parties.The safety coordinator must ensure thatthe cast and crew abide by the SafetyCode (refer to Safety and Conduct).Choosing a LocationChoosing a suitable location for filminginvolves the following key stages: an initiallocation survey, location review, locationrecce (derived from ‘reconnaissance’)and a technical recce.The location manager conducts theinitial location survey and during thistime, endeavours to source and analyseseveral options for each scripted location.With permission, photographs are takenand presented to the production company.The locations are then reviewed bythe key creative crew members (thedirector, producer, production manager,director of photography, 1st AD, writerand production designer) and the field isnarrowed down before the next survey.6


While the location manager searchesfor viable locations other vital processesare taking place within the productioncompany that impact on locationchoices and the production schedule.The first assistant director drafts aschedule of shooting for the entireproduction. Changes can occur duringpre-production and production, whichmay affect the availability of locations.The director and the writer continue torevise the screenplay and this can leadto locations being dropped or added.The casting director or agency worksclosely with the producer and directorto cast the film. Many casting decisionsimpact on the schedule as actors’availability becomes a factor.The production manager, in conjunctionwith the producer and productionaccountant, monitor the budget. Costcuttingmay be necessary which can resultin location changes.The director of photography (DOP)advises the director on camera and lightingrequirements. The DOP has enormouscreative input and has the authority toveto the use of a location on the groundsof e.g. poor availability of light.Once the logistics have been analysedand it has been determined that a locationmeets the creative demands of the script,a location recce is arranged and thelocation provider notified of the possibilityof a film shoot. If the location isadministered by Local Government,it is common practice for a designatedcouncil member to make him/herselfavailable for the location recce. The partiesthen survey and discuss possiblealterations to fixed items and any otherpertinent information.The technical recce is the final survey andinvolves the key crew members: locationmanager, director, production manager,DOP, 1st AD, production designer, artdirector, standby props, lighting director(gaffer), key grip, sound recordist, stuntcoordinator, safety officer and unit manager.This survey usually occurs one week priorto the shoot and provides an opportunityfor arranging last minute logistical details,such as camera tracks, crane positionsand access.PlanningFinding a suitable location is oftenlogistically challenging as the needsand requirements of all stakeholders aretaken into consideration. The followingprovides information on some of the pointsaddressed when choosing a film location.Unit BaseThe unit base is a designated areaassigned as the ‘hub’ of the production.A community hall or similar space thatallows the establishment of a temporarycatering hall can serve the purpose well.The unit base may also provide additionalspace for make-up and wardrobedepartments and have good parking.In the absence of a suitable building, theunit manager may erect (with permission)a marquee and position catering andmakeup trucks etc in open space to actas the unit base.Staging AreasAdditional areas need to be identifiedthat can be utilised as staging areasby the unit manager, art departmentor make-up and wardrobe departments.7


Parking & AccessA floor plan or map of the site shouldbe available to assist in planning parkingand access. Ensure sufficient parking nearthe location. Consider large vehicle accessand moving equipment, especially abovethe ground floor of a building. Essentialvehicles (lighting, camera, grips, sound,generator and stand-by props) need tobe as close to the location as possible.Key crew vehicles (make-up/wardrobe,caterer, unit manager and other supportvehicles) need to be within close proximityto the location, though, unlike the essentialvehicles, need not be at the unit base.Road TrafficThe police, relevant council andTransport SA require notification anddetailed information to plan and coordinateroad closures and traffic control effectively.Traffic control can only be conductedby properly certified personnel sanctionedby relevant state authorities. The locationmanager will also notify emergency servicesof the proposed disruption to traffic.Public transport should be notified ofany disruption to its services as earlyas possible. In the Adelaide metropolitanarea, the Passenger Transport Boardworks in conjunction with the SA Police,council and private contractors to lessenthe disruption to public transport.The Passenger Transport Board is filmfriendly,though the arrangement ofalternative routes may involve restrictionsin peak periods.Potential DisruptionsCheck if there are any conflictingevents, road works, building maintenance,construction, garbage collection, flightpaths, et cetera that may disturb the shoot.ToiletsPortable toilets may be required for useby cast and crew on location. Accessto toilets on-site is a bonus.SecurityWhere necessary, plan for on-site securityor arrange with the existing securitycompany to plan after-hours access.ElectricityLocate an accessible power source onsite. The location manager may employan electrician to fit three-phase poweroutlets in order to facilitate the needsof the lighting department. Fitting theseoutlets would only occur in high-risebuildings, as the lighting departmentgenerator easily supplies enough electricityto power the set. Any fees associatedwith using electricity are generally includedwithin the location fee.Indigenous Issues"To visit any designated Aboriginal landsin the Northern Territory, South Australia,Queensland and Western Australia, avisitor’s permit, or agreement to visit, mustbe obtained from the local Aboriginal Landand or Community Council. The LandCouncils act on the instructions of, andprovide advice and assistance to, thetraditional owners and custodians.”(The Greater Perspective, Protocol andGuidelines for the Production of Film andTelevision on Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander Communities. SBS, 1997.)It is important to note that designatedAboriginal land may be located in anurban landscape. Communication withlocal government is important as it maybring to light indigenous issues. In allcases, the production company shouldendeavour to protect the physical andsocial welfare of indigenous lands andpeople. In some cases, permission touse a location may by rejected – thatdecision should be respected. Wherenecessary, please refer to the SBSprotocols booklet listed above. Detailsfor Indigenous government departmentsand affiliated groups’ are listed in thecontacts section.8


Heritage Listed SitesMany heritage listed sites are privatelyowned and operated. Permission andpending approvals, special requirementsand fees should be negotiated on theindividual merits of the productionEnvironmental IssuesConservation parklands, gardens, rivers,water catchments, fauna, flora and allwildlife must be considered in regardto the potential impact a film productionmay have. In most National, Recreational,& Conservation Parks administered bythe National Parks and Wildlife area ofthe Department for Environment andHeritage, you will need to arrange anapplication, bond, fees and consultationwith the district ranger. Restitution ofthe site is an obligation of the productioncompany and should be carried out tothe satisfaction of the specific authority.Waste ManagementIt is important to leave a location in itsoriginal condition. Preparations may needto be made if there are little or no garbagefacilities in the area. It is the responsibilityof the unit manager to maintain theawareness of the crew with regard toits noise, rubbish and other impactson a sensitive ecological environment.Safety & ConductSafety is one of the most importantissues in film, television and photographyproduction. With filming in parks, streets,a private home, factory or office, comesa special obligation to all those involvedwith production, including contractors,agencies and companies. It is essentialthat crews conduct themselves withcourtesy and sensitivity and considerthe needs of the owners/occupiers andothers in the vicinity of the film shoot.As the film and television industryis self-regulated, the Motion PictureProduction Agreement 2002 was writtento set out the National Safety Code.It is recommended that you study thisin conjunction with The Film Industry Code1983. The latter details the standardindustry practice in regard to safe workingconditions. Both documents aim to seta national set of guidelines. It is imperativethat all producers, production managers,location managers, assistant directors,directors, DOPs, production designers, artdirectors, safety officers and stunt/specialeffects (VFX) coordinators read, implementand abide by the provisions of the SafetyCode. Also, members of cast and crewmust have access to the Safety Codeand be encouraged to read it. The MediaEntertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)and the Screen Producers Associationof Australia (SPAA) can provide copies ofthese documents, which are also availableto members on their respective websites.It is the responsibility of producers,production managers and safetycoordinators to be aware of significantstate legislation. Consolidated SouthAustralian acts of relevance to safetywithin the industry are:• Dangerous Substances Act 1979• Environment Protection Act 1993• Explosives Act 1936• Firearms Act 1977• Food Act 2001• Health Professionals (Special EventsExemption) Act 2000• Maritime Services (Access) Act 2000• Occupational Health, Safety andWelfare Act 1986• Public and Environmental HealthAct 1987• Rail Safety Act 19969


ProductionFilm crews work long days, usually tenhours. It generally takes about an hourto pack up and clear a location at the endof the day’s shoot; this is referred to asthe ‘wrap’. Similarly, it takes a considerableamount of time to set up a locationbefore shooting can commence.Call sheets are issued daily detailingplanned scenes, shots and other specificspertinent for persons or departments.Typically, attached to the call sheet isa map with directions to the location/s,a parking plan, access information andcontact details.Sound recording equipment is particularlysensitive to external noises. Cooperationis sought with everyone on set and, wherepossible, with people external to theshoot to achieve a quality recording ofclean sound.Issues On LocationCircumstances that can disruptfilming, include:• Inclement weather is the usual reasonfor having to reschedule a location.When shooting outdoors, contingencydays are often planned where shootingcan continue indoors, possibly at adifferent location.• A planned shoot may get behind orahead of schedule and therefore mayrequire a location to be rescheduled.• An actor may fall ill, forcing theproduction company to shoot scenesthat do not require that actor, possiblyeffecting schedule changes.• Script rewrites may result in schedulechanges or location requirements.• Equipment which is faulty or breaksdown can cause delay.Due to these unforeseen delays, shootingcan run over the estimated wrap time.However, this is ideally avoided as theovertime rates of pay to crew causebudget implications.Although formal notification of theproduction plans should have informedall people/parties in the area, sometimesan individual will have a concern thatneeds to be resolved. The location/production/unit manager should be ableto address any concerns to ensure theshoot continues smoothly.The location manager, productionmanager or first assistant director mayneed to make requests of the locationprovider at short notice. Ideally, a locationprovider’s liaison officer will be on setor contactable to field these requests.After the ShootAt the end of the shoot, the crew willremove its equipment and clean up. Thelocation manager will usually stay untilthe last truck leaves, ensuring all rubbishis cleared away and the site is returnedto its original state.While all care is taken in the managementof a location, occasionally damage willoccur. The location manager will noteany damage and take steps to either fixor arrange for the repair or replacement.If the repair requires external services, theproduction company may obtain quotesand should coordinate the repairs andendeavour to make payments as soonas possible. The production manager willcoordinate the filing of insurance claimsfor property damage or personal injury.The production company shouldthank the location provider/s for theircooperation. In the film and televisionindustry, responsible behaviour andsimple manners can ensure thecontinued use of a location.10


ProcedureNotifications and ApprovalsPermission to FilmCouncil & Public LandOnce a decision is made to select aparticular location, the location managerrequests permission from the councilor relevant Government authority to usethe proposed filming site. The councilor relevant Government authority shouldthen supply an Application Permit to Filmand a Terms and Conditions documentto the production company.The Application Permit to Film form willallow filming in the area that comes underthe location provider’s jurisdiction andwill usually include permission for parkingas well. A copy of the current Certificateof Currency of the production’s publicliability insurance policy must be attachedto the Application Permit to Film form.Generally, a minimum of 20 million dollarsin public liability insurance cover ensuresthe coverage of any loss, damages, andorinjuries caused by anyone employed orcontracted to the production company.Most councils require lodgment of theapplication fourteen days prior to shooting.It is important to note that ongoingcommunication with the location provider’sfilm contact or liaison officer is part of theapplication process. Upon signing theApplication Permit to Film, the productioncompany agrees to the standard conditionscontained within it as well as any otherspecial conditions attached.If the application is approved, it is dated,signed and stamped. The applicationdocument now ensures the locationprovider has been informed of anagreement and agreed to allow filmingaccording to those conditions. Thelocation manager, unit manager or 1stAD should keep a copy of the signedpermit with them on location.Privately Owned LandWhere the location utilises privatelyowned land, it should be made as clearas possible to the location provider howthe land and location is to be used. Inthis case, approval begins by discussingeach parties’ requirements and fees.If approval is given to the productioncompany, a Location Agreement securesthe site for filming and covers the rightsof both parties.Notification of FilmingWhere public areas are used as locations,notification is crucial. Advertising thedates and specific areas to be used inthe local paper can be an effective wayto notify the public of the shoot. This canalso be a useful medium if a large numberof extras are required. Notification canalso be achieved via letterbox drops toaffected residents, businesses and thepolice or by postings on community noticeboards. Sometimes notification is mosteffective through a town meeting; thisprovides an opportunity for locals to airconcerns or queries and the productioncompany can put forward theopportunities, ideas and benefits tothe town. In some cases, multiple formsof notification may be advantageous.With regard to parking, notification toneighbours should be considered andsometimes it may be necessary to makean application to council for permission.Other AuthoritiesNotifying other relevant authoritiesmay be necessary depending on therequirements of the production, i.e.,road traffic or environmental authorities(refer to Planning in Part Two).Late ApplicationsDue to uncontrollable circumstances,lodgement within the given time framecan sometimes be impossible andcouncils are often asked to processlate applications. A council’s capacityto promptly process late applicationsis critical to the management of filmand television production. However,the approval of late applications shouldnever be assumed by the productioncompany.The AddendumThe Addendum is an additional formthat is used when more than onelocation is requested by the productioncompany. Using the Addendum meansthere is no need for a separate applicationform to be lodged; rather it is attachedto the initial permit.11


The Location AgreementIf the production company is usinga public or privately managed building,residence or business, a LocationAgreement should be completed.When filming in a council-owned building,a Location Agreement is often requiredin addition to the Application Permitto Film document. The purpose of theLocation Agreement is to clearly state therights and responsibilities of both partieswhen filming on location. It is providedby the production company and includesdates, fees and legal requirements. TheLocation Agreement is a legally bindingdocument that facilitates awareness,communication and patience, whileminimising misunderstanding.A sample Location Agreement is providedfor production companies as a modelto create their own Location Agreement.While this form was created with legaladvice to ensure both parties’ rightsare clear and protected, the SAFCrecommends that this document be usedas a guide only. Production companiesshould obtain their own legal advicebefore using this agreement.A copy of the Location Agreementshould be kept by both parties duringshooting. Also attached to the LocationAgreement should be a copy of theproduction company’s Certificate ofCurrency detailing the extent of thecompany’s public liability insurance.Where location fees are specified in aLocation Agreement, GST may or maynot apply. In the instance where a businesswith an ABN claims the location fee, GSTwill apply. However, if the location fee ispaid to an individual or community groupwithout an ABN, they need to completea form from The Australian Tax Office(ATO), entitled Statement by a Supplier.The SAFC recommends that productioncompanies obtain advice from theirproduction accountant, legal adviserand the ATO in regard to the applicationof GST on location fees.Developing Fee StructuresLocation fees for private residences andbusinesses are an unfixed item. Agreeingon a location fee requires a negotiationprocess between the location managerand the location provider. The locationmanager budgets a location fee basedon the site and the allocation within theoverall budget. Usually, the end resultis a justifiable and equitable fee forboth parties.The location manager will factor in theamount of hours or days spent at the site,any modifications that are required, thesize of the crew and anticipated impactson the location. Another considerationpertinent to negotiating a fee are the typeand size of the production. Variations inlocation fees for businesses are especiallywide ranging. As well as the considerationsresidences have to make, businessesneed to factor in the potential or realisedloss of trade and-or disruption tomanufacturing processes.In most cases, the location manager offersa fair and reasonable fee that is acceptedby the location provider. However, thereare occasions where location providersmay consider the fee is not adequate.The location manager will then need toanalyse the location and the budget toascertain if another offer may be viable.12


Service & Additional FeesService and additional fees may applyas per the following:• Processing relevant paper work• Prioritising paperwork (however, thiswill vary under each negotiation process)• If damage or loss is incurred to thelocation (notice to the production companyshould be given in writing as soon aspossible, usually within seven days)• Costs of repairs above normal wearand tear, i.e., lawn rehabilitation• Cost of attendance by personnelon days of the shoot• Cost of security personnel• Cost of rubbish removal and cleaning• Cost of street closures• Cost for the renting, erecting andremoving of temporary signs andstructures• Payment for parking.BondsWhen accepting a film shoot, locationproviders may request bonds. On theother hand production companies mayoffer bond monies to assist with securinga location. Often a bond is applicablewhen filming involves a risk of damagingor impacting on a location. At thecompletion of a shoot, an impactassessment may be carried out withdamage/impact costs deducted fromthe bond.Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat if a production companyis not complying with the conditionsspecified and agreed upon?Should non-compliance occur, thelocation provider representative is urgedto communicate their concerns to thelocation manager, production manageror unit manager. Usually problems aremere communication breakdowns andcan be resolved without resorting tostopping the shoot.What happens when individuals orgroups become frustrated at thepresence of the production shoot?Despite the best and often multipleefforts of a production company to givenotification of its presence, individuals orgroups may occasionally fail to becomeaware of the production shoot until itcommences. In this case, the production,location or unit manager should be ableto produce documentation authorisingtheir attendance at the location.The crew is overwhelming and timeconsuming!The location provider should be madeaware of how many people will be presentduring the shoot. To an outsider, a crewis typically perceived as one big groupand can be overwhelming. A crew shouldbe aware of its own impact on a particularenvironment, such as noise and rubbish.It is also important to be aware that a crewtakes a large amount of time betweenshots and in particular in setting up andpacking up. Good time management, aswell as understanding and a lot of patienceare required by both parties.13


GlossaryABNAustralian Business NumberAbove & Below-the-lineAn imaginary line on the first pageof a film budget separates the artisticand technical elements of the budget.The artistic elements (writer, producer,director, actors) are listed above thatline and the technical elements (crew,equipment costs, etc.) are listed belowit. For sake of brevity, expenses areoften referred to as "above-the-line"or "below-the-line."Art DirectorThe person who oversees the artistsand craftspeople who build the sets.Best BoyAssistant to gaffer (lighting technician).BlockingWorking out the physical movementsof performers and/or camera in a scene.BoomThe apparatus holding the microphoneabove the actor. Also, a camera directionwhen the camera is mounted on a craneas in "boom up" to raise the camera.BreakdownA very common term that refers to apre-production function where elementsof a script are isolated and listed. Theselists detail items such as – people, props,equipment, etc. required for a shoot ona day-by-day basis. Recording such listsaids in continuity and allows optimisationof the time of actors and the crew.Call SheetProvides a daily schedule and specifiesthe exact time at which an actor or crewmember is to report to a set.Camera AngleThe position of the camera relativeto the actors.Camera Left/Camera RightDirections given from the camera's pointof view. Opposite of STAGE LEFT andSTAGE RIGHT, which are given from theactor's point of view. May also be calledLEFT FRAME and RIGHT FRAME.CastA collective term for the actorsappearing in a particular production.ContingencyA designated amount of a budget addedin anticipation of potential cost overruns.ContinuityA very important part of film making,this is the process of ensuring thatthe visual aspects of a production areconsistent from one take to the next.The continuity person often takesPolaroid snapshots of principals andfeatured extras in order to check laterfor inconsistencies.CutterA device which cuts the light from theside of a lighting unit.CrewA collective term for anyone involvedwith the production who does notappear in the film.Digital New MediaIt transmits and integrates text,pictures, video and sound. Access ispredominantly provided by the internet,though television and film remain asalternative media. Interactivity is givenemphasis and likely to be the mostsignificant area for future new mediadevelopment.DocumentaryTypically, a documentary is a journalisticrecord of an event, person or place.DollyA four-wheeled camera support whichcan move on the ground or on tracks.The word is also used as a verb, meaningto move the camera on a dolly.DOP (Director of Photography)Also called the cinematographer.A person with expertise in the art ofcapturing images either electronicallyor on film. Usually operates the cameraand directs the selection andarrangement of lighting.Feature FilmA film that typically runs for 70–120minutes and which is intended fortheatrical release.Forced CallBeing required to return to the setwithout a ten-hour turn around periodbetween two days work.14


GafferThe head of the electrical departmentresponsible for a production‘s electronicsand lighting.GeneratorA power source used by the lightingdepartment that allows the productionto shoot in areas without a directpower outlet.GripThe grip is the person responsiblefor the adjustment and maintenanceof production equipment on the set.Typical duties include laying dolly tracksor erecting scaffolding and equipmentthat the camera is mounted on.GSTGoods and Services Tax under Australiantax legislation.In The CanA scene that has been filmed to thesatisfaction of the director and is thereforeconsidered to be complete is said to be‘in the can’.Location ProviderThe location provider is the owner,occupier or manager of the property fromwhom permission to film is sought andwho may liaise with production when onlocation.Location SoundRecording and/or mixing sound onlocation during the film or video shoot.Pick-up ShotReshooting a portion of a scene, filmedin a previous take.Post-ProductionThe period in a project's developmentthat takes place after the picture is shotor ‘after the production’. This term mightalso be applied to video/film editing orrefer to audio post-production.Pre-ProductionThe period in a project’s developmentthat occurs prior to principal photography.ProductionCommonly referred to as ‘the shoot’.The shoot is the period of principalphotography ie. the recording of actionon film or video.Production DesignerAn artist responsible for designing theoverall visual appearance of a production.RushesThis refers to daily prints of a film usedfor evaluation purposes.Second UnitA photographic team that shoots scenesthat do not involve the principal cast, suchas stunts, car chases or establishing shots.Set-UpEach new camera angle, especiallywhen lighting must be moved.Safety TakeAn additional take, done after a successfulone as a backup.ShotWhatever the camera is seeing. LONGSHOT (LS) is anything shot from adistance with a wide field of vision (headto-toeof a person). MEDIUM SHOT (MS)is waist-up. TWO SHOT is generally amedium or closer shot of two people.SlateA flat board, previously a chalkboard butnow usually a digital clock with a writingsurface, containing letters and numbersidentifying the production and scene.Also called STICKS, CLAPBOARD andMARKER. The two sticks fastened to thetop of the slate are snapped together atthe top of each take and the ‘click’ is usedto synchronise the audio and the video.Story BoardA series of sketches showing each shotof a scene or film in order, with dialogueand scene number underneath. Usedto plot the shooting economically.TelemovieA feature length movie funded bya TV network, intended to be premieredon television.WrapThe completion of a workday, workat a particular location or work on thewhole production. Until the final wrap,a workday or location wrap is usuallyphrased "we will wrap for the day".15


Location Agreement 16Production CompanyAddressPhone Fax ABNThis Agreement betweenand("Producer")("Owner")The AgreementThe Owner hereby grants permission to the Producer to use the premises/property located atconsisting of("the Property")For the purpose of photographing and recording scenes (interior and/or exterior) and all allied purposes in connection with(subject matter)currently entitled("Film")The permission shall include the right to bring personnel and equipment (including props and temporary sets) onto the Property(and to remove such items after the completion of all work) and other such rights as may be necessary for the full and properenjoyment of the rights granted pursuant to this Agreement included the rights set out below.Permission is granted from Dates / / at am / pm to / / at am / pmShould the Producer need to return to the Location for re-shooting, or because of weather delays, permission for further accesswill not be unreasonably withheld.Indemnity & InsuranceThe Producer agrees to indemnify and hold the Owner harmless against and from any and all liability and loss which the Ownermay suffer by reason of accidents or other damage to the Property or bodily injury, including death, caused by the negligence ofany of its employees on or about the Property (ordinary wear and tear of the Property in connection with the use specified inthis Agreement excepted). The Owner agrees to notify the Producer in writing within seven (7) days of completion of the Producersuse of the Property of any damage claimed to arise from the Producer’s use of the Property and to allow the Producer and itsrepresentatives access to the Property to assess and (where appropriate) rectify any such damage. Failure by the Owner to notifythe Producer in accordance with this paragraph shall relieve the Producer of all responsibility in respect of damage arising from its useof the Property. The Producer agrees to obtain and keep a current Public Liability Insurance policy for at least 10 million dollars.The Producer shall have the right to represent the Property in the Film and trailers, film clips, stills, advertising and publicitymaterial under any name (whether real or fictional) and in any manner. The Owner hereby expressly disclaims any right, title orinterest in the Film including all copyright therein and acknowledges that the Producer has the unfettered right (without paymentof further fee) to exhibit and license others to exhibit and to otherwise exploit in all media throughout the world all or part of thosescenes of the Film photographed or recorded at the Property.Except as specified above the Owner shall have no right of action against the Producer (including the licensees or assignees) arisingout of any use of the Property (including any pictorial representation) whether or not such use is claimed to be defamatory ormisleading.The Owner warrants that the permission of no other person, firm or corporation is or will be necessary in order to enable theProducer to exercise and enjoy fully the rights and benefits granted in the Agreement and that the Owner agrees to indemnify andhold harmless the Producer against and from any and all loss and damage (including expenses not limited to legal fees) arising outof, or in connection with a breach of this warranty.FeeIn consideration of the permission and the rights granted to the Producer by the Owner for the filming of or at the Location, theProducer will pay, on the completion of filming at the Location, a fee calculated on a pro rata basis (based on the extent of actual use)of $For and on behalf of the ProducerFor and on behalf of the Owner/s of the premisesSignedDateSignedDate


Sample Letter of Notification17Make Believe Productions406 Surreal StreetHamilton SA 5999Ph (08) 8888 8888Fax (08) 8889 8888To the ResidentMonday 17th January, 2045Dear Resident,Re: Confessions From Another RoomFilming at 33 Velvet Street, CityWednesday 13th February, 2045Make Believe Productions have commenced the production of the feature film entitled, Confessions From Another Roombased on the original screenplay by Laura B. Starr. On Wednesday the 13th of February 2045 we plan to film scenes forConfessions From Another Room at 33 Velvet Street.The filming involves the characters approaching and departing the exterior of the building by car. There is also a sceneinvolving two characters having angry verbal exchange.Setting up Lighting and props will commence at 4.30pm with filming scheduled to begin at 5.30pm and finish by 8pm.We wish to park our essential vehicles (Camera, Grips, Electrics and Props) in the available spaces on Darko Street, a lightingcrane on the corner of Orlando Tce and a generator in Blue Lane. We plan to park our non-essential vehicles in the car parklocated in Bunuel Reserve.Disruption to traffic is planned to be as minimal as possible. It is estimated that your access should not be delayed by morethan a minute when rehearsing and shooting the takes.We have conducted a site survey with the City Council Film Liaison Officer and have lodged a relevant application film permit.A traffic management plan has been established in consultation with the SA Police, Transport SA and the Passenger TransportBoard. The traffic control will be conducted by Red and Green Traffic, a fully certified traffic management company.We have provided the SA Police with relevant notification along with a copy of the traffic management plan. We have alsonotified State Emergency Services of our presence as a precautionary measure.Should you have any concerns or require additional information regarding our authorisation, please contact me at our officeson the details above.Yours truly,Jo SmithLocation Manager


Conditions for Filming 18The Conditions provided are samplesonly and should be adapted byLocation Providers:• The Production Company is requiredto seek advice from the Councilregarding the location of surface andunderground services such as waterpipes before erecting any structures.• The Production Company will complywith all Council’s regulations andrequirements in relation to vehicularaccess and parking.• The Production Company, if requestedby the Council, will acknowledgethe assistance of the Council in theproduction of the film or video by theend credits, or as mutually agreed.• The Production Company isresponsible for the notification of: thePolice Department in regard to crowdand traffic control; and EmergencyServices with other relevant authoritiesto ensure that safety risks to participantsand other land users are minimised.• The Production Company will ensurethat residents within the vicinity of thefilming are notified in writing prior tocommencement of filming as directedby the Council.• The Production Company is to ensurethat no damage is caused to the Land.In the event of any damage to the Land,adequate re-vegetation or remedy mustbe undertaken to the satisfaction ofthe Council. In the event that Councilis not satisfied with the remedy orre-vegetation, the Council reservesthe right to recoup the cost of thiswork from the Production Company.• The Production Company isresponsible for monitoring noise control.All reasonable efforts must be madeto notify residents, businesses andland users and to ensure there isminimal disturbance given the natureand circumstances of the production.• The Production Company will ensureall personnel follow any reasonabledirection given by Council and/or, if theauthorised Council delegate considersthat a nuisance is being caused.• The Production Company will removeall personal items, equipment andrubbish from the location at the day'send or at the end of the use of thelocation. If public rubbish bins arefull or not in the area, the ProductionCompany will remove the rubbishassociated with their project from thesite and dispose of it appropriately.• The Council reserves the right torevoke a permit at any time byreasonable written notice to theProduction Company should theProduction Company have engagedin any inadequate, inappropriate,negligent behaviour, or if the ProductionCompany has provided misleadinginformation.• The Production Company will notrepresent the Council as endorsingor supporting any product or serviceor any views, opinions, attitudes orideas suggested, conveyed, depicted,implied, or otherwise expressed, withoutprior consent from the Council.• The Council, Aboriginal HeritageCommittee or other Land Owner,is entitled to have a non-paidrepresentative present. The ProductionCompany may be liable for the paymentof a reasonable fee (as agreed) if thenature of filming requires the presenceof a representative.• The Production Company will ensuredangerous substances and articlesto be brought on to the location willbe listed in the application form orbe otherwise notified to the relevantparties. Before permission may begiven, the Production Company willprovide evidence of competence andadhere to the most current Film andTelevision Safety Guidelines. No otherdangerous goods or substances willbe brought to the location without firstobtaining appropriate consent.• The Production Company warrantsto the best of its knowledge and beliefthat all information provided in orattached to the application is true andcorrect in every particular and that nomaterial or relevant information hasbeen omitted.• The Production Company will providea Certificate of Currency for a PublicLiability Insurance policy for a sum ofno less than $20,000,000 (or such otheramount as may be agreed betweenthe parties).• The Production Companyacknowledges that it conducts filmingentirely at its own risk and herebyreleases to the fullest extent permittedby law the Council and its servants,agents and contractors in the absenceof any willful default on their part fromall claims of every kind resulting fromany accident, death or injury occurringat the location to any person or property.• Additional fees or expenses incurredby the Council as a result of filmingand agreed by the Production Companyas being reasonably and properlyrecoupable must be paid by theProduction Company within 14 days.This expense may be recoverablefrom the bond after consultationwith the Producer. The bond, minusdeductions made in accordancewith the Conditions, will be refundedwithin 14 days from the completionof filming at the location.• The Production Company must paythe bond fee in its entirety, within 24hours of the commencement of filmingat the location.• The Production Company must keepa copy of the Location Agreementand all approvals and/or permits onlocation at all times and they must beavailable for inspection upon request.


Application and Permit for Film 19Television or Photography(This Application and Permit should be adapted as per Location Providers requirements)Application DateApplicant DetailsName ("Production Company") ABNAddressPhone Fax EmailLocation ManagerProduction Manager or 1st ADMobileMobileProduction DetailsProduction TitleType of Production (please tick one)Non Commercial (provide details) ■Feature Film ■ Telemovie ■ Television Series ■ Still Photography ■Documentary ■ Commercial ■ Music Video ■ Other ■Please give a brief description of the project and proposed activity■ Tick this box if attaching additional informationProposed ScheduleDates from / / to / /Times am / pm to am / pmLocation/s to be used (please detail a specific area)■ Tick this box if attaching additional informationNumber of PersonnelNumber of VehiclesTypes of VehiclesAttachments• A copy of Certificate of Currency of Public Liability Insurance• A site map clearly indicating the proposed area.• A Location Agreement (if applicable).The Production Company agrees to indemnify the ...("Council") against all claims or suits of any kind whatsoever against theCouncil its servants and agents or loss, damage or injury of any kind arising out of or in relation to Production Company’s activity.The Production Company agrees to comply with all the Council’s local laws and other relevant legislation and any Conditionsand Special Requirements imposed by the Council and agreed to by the Production Company.DeclarationI acknowledge that I have read, understood and agree to abide by the said permit conditions and special conditions (if any) includingacceptance of liability of indemnity and responsibility for works which may be required even if the permit lapses or is revoked.Name & Title Date / /Signed for and on behalf of the Production CompanyPlease note: Council/Location Providers may include: fees, parking, special requirements etc.© South Australian Film Corporation 2004


Addendum Application and Permit 20This Addendum Application should be adapted for use by all Location Providers & Production Companies.LocationDateTime of UseProposed Shoot DetailsLocationDateTime of UseProposed Shoot Details


ContactsAdelaide, Corporation of the City ofGPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001Customer Service CentrePh +61 8 8203 7203Fax +61 8 8203 7575Email city@adelaidecitycouncil.comAdelaide Hills CouncilPO Box 44, Woodside SA 5244Festival & Events Co-ordinatorPh +61 8 8408 0544Fax +61 8 8389 7440Email mail@ahc.sa.gov.auAlexandrina CouncilPO Box 21, Goolwa SA 5214Director of Corporate ServicesPh +61 8 8555 7000Fax +61 8 8555 3603Email alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.auBarossa Council, ThePO Box 295, Angaston SA 5353Director of Corporate& Community ServicesPh +61 8 8563 8444Fax +61 8 8563 8461Email barossa@barossa.sa.gov.auBurunga West, District Council ofPO Box 3, Port Broughton SA 5522District ManagerPh +61 8 8635 2107Fax +61 8 8635 2596Email burunga.west@bigpond.comBerri Barmera Council19 Wilson Street, Berri SA 5343Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8582 1922Fax +61 8 8582 3029Email bbc@berribarmera.sa.gov.auBurnside, City ofPO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065Administration Officer, Community& Information ServicesPh +61 8 8366 4224Fax +61 8 8366 4299Email burnside@burnside.sa.gov.auCambelltown, Corporationof the City of172 Montacute Road, Rostrevor SA 5073Hiring OfficerPh +61 8 8366 9235Fax +61 8 8337 3818Email cityof@cambelltown.sa.gov.auCeduna, District Council ofPO Box 175, Ceduna SA 5690Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8525 3407Fax +61 8 8525 3435Email dcceduna@arcom.com.auCharles Sturt, City ofPO Box 1, Woodville SA 5011Manager, Customer RelationsPh +61 8 8408 1239Fax +61 8 8408 1122Email council@charlessturt.sa.gov.auClare & Gilbert Valleys Council4 Gleeson Street, Clare SA 5453Regional Risk Co-ordinator ServicesPh +61 8 8842 6400Fax +61 8 8842 3624Cleve, District Council ofPO Box 36, Cleve SA 5640Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8628 2004Fax +61 8 8628 2428Email council@cleve.sa.gov.auCoober Pedy, District Council ofPO Box 265, Coober Pedy SA 5723Communications & TouristInformation OfficerPh +61 8 8672 5298Fax +61 8 8672 5699Email dccp@cpcouncil.sa.gov.auCoorong, District CouncilPO Box 28, Meningle SA 5264Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8575 1008Fax +61 8 8575 1516Email council@coorong.sa.gov.auCopper Coast, District Council of the51 Taylor Street, Kadina SA 5554Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8821 1600Fax +61 8 8821 2736Email dccopper@yp-connect.netElliston, District CouncilPO Box 46, Elliston SA 5670Community EconomicDevelopment OfficerPh +61 8 8687 9200Fax +61 8 8687 9177Email dce@elliston.sa.gov.auFlinders Rangers Council, ThePO Box 43, Quorn SA 5433Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8648 6031Fax +61 8 8648 6001Email council@flindersrangerscouncil.sa.gov.auFranklin Harbour, District Council ofPO Box 71, Cowell SA 5602Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8629 2019Fax +61 8 8629 2152Email dcfh@ozemail.com.au21


Gawler, Corporation of the Town ofPO Box 130, Gawler SA 5118General InspectorPh +61 8 8522 9211Fax +61 8 8522 9212Email council@gawler.sa.gov.auGoyder, Regional Council of1 Market Square, Burra SA 5417Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8892 0100Fax +61 8 8892 2467Email admin@goyder.sa.gov.auGrant, District Council ofPO Box 724, Mt Gambier 5290Deputy Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8721 0444Fax +61 8 8721 0410Email info@dcgrant.sa.gov.auHoldfast Bay, City ofPO Box 19, Brighton SA 5048Manager, Tourism & BusinessDevelopmentPh +61 8 8179 9501Fax +61 8 8298 4561Email mail@holdfast.sa.gov.auKangaroo Island CouncilPO Box 121, Kingscote SA 5223Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8482 2015Fax +61 8 8482 2885Email kicouncil@kicouncil.sa.gov.auKaroonda East Murray,District Council ofPO Box 58, Karoonda SA 5307District ClerkPh +61 8 8578 1004Fax +61 8 8578 1246Email council@dckem.sa.gov.auKimba, District Council ofPO Box 189, Kimba SA 5641Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8627 2026Fax +61 8 8627 2382Email council@kimba.sa.gov.auKingston District CouncilPO Box 321, Kingston SA 5275Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8767 2033Fax +61 8 8767 2937Email info@kingstondc.sa.gov.auLe Hunte, District Council ofPO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8680 2002Fax +61 8 8680 2296Email admin@lehunte.sa.gov.auLight, District Council ofPO Box 72, Kapunda SA 5373Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8525 3200Fax +61 8 8566 3262Email light@light.sa.gov.auLower Eyre Peninsula,District Council ofPO Box 41, Cummins SA 5631Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8676 2106Fax +61 8 8676 2375Email dclepcum@ozemail.com.auLoxton Waikerie, District Council ofPO Box 409, Loxton SA 5333Community Services ManagerPh +61 8 8584 7221Fax +61 8 8584 6622Email tcregan@loxtonwaikerie.sa.gov.auMallala, District Council ofPO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502Assistant to the Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8527 2006Fax +61 8 8527 2242Email ceo@mallala.sa.gov.auMarion, Corporation of the City ofPO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046Manager of GovernmentsPh +61 8 8375 6720Fax +61 8 8375 6699Email council@marion.sa.gov.auMid Murray, District Council ofPO Box 28, Mannum SA 5238Deputy CEO & Corporate Finance& Services ManagerPh +61 8 8569 1600Fax +61 8 8569 1931Email postbox@mid-murray.sa.gov.au22


Mitcham, City ofPO Box 21, Torrens Park SA 5062Communications OfficerPh +61 8 8372 8871Fax +61 8 8372 8101Email mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.auMount Barker, District Council ofPO Box 54, Mt Barker SA 5251Manager of Community ServicesPh +61 8 8391 7239Fax +61 8 8391 2064Email council@dcmtbarker.sa.gov.auMount Gambier, City ofPO Box 56, Mt Gambier SA 5290Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8721 2555Fax +61 8 8724 9791Email city@mountgambier.sa.gov.auMount Remarkable, District Council ofPO Box 94, Melrose SA 5483Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8666 2014Fax +61 8 8666 2169Email postmaster@mtr.sa.gov.au orweb@mountremarkable.comMurray Bridge, Rural City ofPO Box 421, Murray Bridge SA 5253Manager of Human ResourcesPh +61 8 8539 1100Fax +61 8 8532 2766Email council@rcmb.sa.gov.auNaracoorte Lucindale CouncilPO Box 555, Naracoorte SA 5271Manager, Human & Community ServicesPh +61 8 8762 2133Fax +61 8 8762 3139Email council@nlc.sa.gov.au ordcn@rbm.com.auNorthern Areas CouncilPO Box 120, Jamestown SA 5491Community Projects ManagerPh +61 8 8664 1139Fax +61 8 8664 1085Email ceo@nacouncil.sa.gov.auNorwood, Payneham & St Peters,City ofPO Box 204, Kent Town SA 5071Co-ordinator for Community RelationsPh +61 8 8366 4528Fax +61 8 8332 6338Email townhall@npsp.sa.gov.auOnkaparinga, City ofPO Box 1, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168Permits & Licenses OfficerPh +61 8 8384 0135Fax +61 8 8382 8744Email mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.auOrroroo/Carrieton, District Council ofPO Box 3, Orroroo SA 5431Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8658 1260Fax +61 8 8658 1434Outback Areas CommunityDevelopment TrustGPO Box 1671, Adelaide SA 5001General ManagerPh +61 8 8226 0464Peterborough District Council ofPO Box 121, Peterborough SA 5422Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8651 3566Fax +61 8 8651 3066Email council@peterborough.comPlayford, City ofWarooka Drive, Smithfield SA 5114Public Relations OfficerPh +61 8 8254 0552Fax +61 8 8254 1190www.playford.sa.gov.auPort Adelaide Enfield, City ofPO Box 110, Port Adelaide SA 5015Customer Service CentrePh +61 8 8405 6600Fax +61 8 8405 6666Email custserv@portenf.sa.gov.auPort Augusta, the City ofPO Box 1704, Port Augusta SA 5700City ManagerPh +61 8 8641 9100Fax +61 8 8641 0357Email admin@portaugusta.sa.gov.au23


Port Lincoln, City ofPO Box 1787, Pt Lincoln SA 5606Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8682 3033Fax +61 8 8682 6252Email plcc@plcc.sa.gov.auPort Pirie Regional CouncilPO Box 45, Pt Pirie SA 5540Group Manager, Financial ServicesPh +61 8 8632 1222Fax +61 8 8632 5801Email council@ppcadc.sa.gov.auProspect, City ofPO Box 171, Prospect SA 5082Customer Service Co-ordinatorPh +61 8 8269 5355Fax +61 8 8269 5834Email admin@prospect.sa.gov.auRenmark Paringa, District Council ofPO Box 730, Renmark SA 5341Deputy Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8586 6609Fax +61 8 8586 6542Email council@renmarkparings.sa.gov.auRobe, District Council ofPO Box 1, Robe SA 5276Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8768 2003Fax +61 8 8768 2432Email council@robe.sa.gov.auRoxby Downs, Council ofPO Box 124, Roxby Downs SA 5725Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8671 0010Fax +61 8 8671 0452Email roxby@roxbycouncil.com.auSalisbury, City ofPO Box 8, Salisbury SA 5108Director, Community ServicesPh +61 8 8406 8222Fax +61 8 8406 8326Email city@salisbury.sa.gov.auSouthern Mallee District CouncilPO Box 49, Pinnaroo SA 5304Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8577 8002Fax +61 8 8577 8443Email council@southernmallee.sa.gov.auStreaky Bay, District Council ofPO Box 179, Streaky Bay SA 5680Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8626 1001Fax +61 8 8626 1196Email dcstreaky@streakybay.sa.gov.auTatiara, District Council ofPO Box 346, Bordertown SA 5268Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8752 1044Fax +61 8 8752 1442Email office@tatiara.sa.gov.auTea Tree Gully, City ofPO Box 571, Modbury SA 5092General Manager, City WorksPh +61 8 8397 7444Fax +61 8 8397 7400Email cttg@cttg.sa.gov.auTumby Bay, District Council ofPO Box 61, Tumby Bay SA 5605Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8688 2101Fax +61 8 8688 2639Unley, City CouncilPO Box 1, Unley SA 5061Manager, Development & CompliancePh +61 8 8372 5111Fax +61 8 8271 4886Email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.auVictor Harbour City CouncilPO Box 11, Victor Harbour SA 5211Director, Planning andCommunity ServicesPh +61 8 8551 0500Fax +61 8 8551 0501Email localgov@victor.sa.gov.auWakefield Regional CouncilPO Box 167, Balaklava SA 5461Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8862 0800Fax +61 8 8862 1115Email admin@wakefieldrc.sa.gov.auWalkerville, Corporation of the Town ofPO Box 55, Walkerville SA 5081Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8344 7711Fax +61 8 8269 7820Email walkervl@walkerville.sa.gov.auWattle Range CouncilPO Box 27, Millicent SA 5280Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8733 0900Fax +61 8 8733 4999Email council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au24


West Torrens, City of165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive,Hilton SA 5033Group Manager, Community ServicesPh +61 8 8416 6333Fax +61 8 8443 5709Email citymgr@wtcc.sa.gov.auWhyalla, Corporation of the City ofPO Box 126, Whyalla SA 5600Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8640 3444Fax +61 8 8645 0155Email council@whyalla.sa.gov.auYankalilla, District Council ofPO Box 9, Yankalilla SA 5203Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8558 2048Fax +61 8 8558 2022Email council@yankalilla.sa.gov.auYorke Peninsula, District Council of8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland SA 5573Chief Executive OfficerPh +61 8 8832 0000Fax +61 8 8832 2889Email steven.griffiths@yorke.sa.gov.auGovernment DepartmentContactsAustradeSouth Australian OfficeLevel 1, 70 Hindmarsh Square,Adelaide 5000Ph 13 28 78 (Australia only)Email info@austrade.gov.auwww.austrade.gov.auAustralian Taxation Office91 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5001GPO Box 800, Adelaide 5001General Enquiries Ph13 28 61www.ato.gov.auArts SAWest’s Coffee Palace110 Hindley Street, AdelaideGPO Box 2308, Adelaide SA 5001Ph +61 8 8463 5444Fax +61 8 8463 5420www.arts.sa.gov.auBusiness License Information Service145 South Tce. Adelaide 5000Ph +61 8 8463 3850Freecall 1800 188 018Fax +61 8 8463 3840Email cibminfo@state.sa.gov.auhttp://bli.net.au/dir0121/blihome.nsf/All+Documents/HomeCommunications, InformationTechnology and the Arts,Department forGPO Box 2154, Canberra ACT 2601General Enquiries Ph +61 2 6271 1000www.dcita.gov.auEnvironment & Heritage,Department forChesser House91–97 Grenfell Street AdelaideGPO Box 1047 Adelaide, 5001General Enquiries Ph +61 8 8204 9000www.environment.sa.gov.auImmigration & Multicultural& Indigenous Affairs, Dept ofLevel 4, 55 Currie St, Adelaide 5000GPO Box 2399, Adelaide SA 5001General Enquiries Ph 13 18 81Fax +61 8 8237 2074www.immi.gov.auLocal Government Associationof South Australia16 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000Phone +61 8 8224 2000Email lgasa@lga.sa.gov.auAustralian Customs ServiceCustoms Information CentrePh 1300 363 263from anywhere in Australia orPh +61 2 6275 6666from outside AustraliaEmail information@customs.gov.auwww.customs.gov.auState Aboriginal Affairs/HeritageCommittee1st Floor, 22 Pultney Street, Adelaide 5001Ph +61 8 8226 8900Fax +61 8 8226 8999www.dossa.sa.gov.auSouth Australian Police60 Wakefield Street Adelaide, 5001Traffic Planning CoordinatorPh +61 8 8207 5000www.sapolice.com.auSouth Australian Tourism CommissionLevel 10, 50 Grenfell Street Adelaide 5001General Enquiries Ph +61 8 8463 4500www.southaustralia.comTransport SACustomer Service CentrePh 13 10 84Head Office33 Warwick Street Walkerville, SA 5081Ph +61 8 8343 2222Fax +61 8 8343 2585www.transportsa.sa.gov.au25


Passenger Transport BoardLevel 10, Roma Mitchell House136 North Terrace, AdelaideGPO Box 1998, Adelaide 5001Senior Projects Officer, SpecialEvents & Service IntegrationPh +61 8 8303 0879Fax +61 8 8303 0828www.bussa.com.auAboriginal Lands Trust1 Wright Rd, Walkley Heights SA 5098PO Box 21, Ingle Farm SA 5098Ph +61 8 8260 0266Fax +61 8 8260 0262Bureau of MeterologyMetro Area ForecastsPh 1900 926 144Regional Office25 College Road, Kent TownAll enquiriesPh +61 8 8366 2600www.bom.gov.auCountry Fire ServicePh +61 8 8463 4200Fax +61 8 8463 4234www.cfs.org.auEnvironment Protection Agency77 Grenfell Street Adelaide, SA 5001Ph +61 8 8204 2000www.epa.sa.gov.auMetropolitan Fire ServicePh +61 8 8204 3600Fax +61 8 8204 3675State Emergency ServicesLevel 7, 60 Waymouth StreetAdelaide 5001Ph +61 8 8463 4171www.sessa.asn.auWorkcover CorporationGPO Box 2668, Adelaide 5001Ph 13 1855Fax +61 8 8233 2466Film Industry BodiesAustralian Broadcasting CorporationABC Centre 85 North East RdCollinswood, SAGeneral Enquiries Ph +61 8 8343 4000www.abc.net.auAusFILMFox Studios AustraliaFSA#12 Drive Avenue,Moore Park NSW 1363Ph +61 2 9389 4192Fax +61 2 9383 4190www.ausfilm.com.auAustralian Film Commission (AFC)SydneyGPO Box 3984, Sydney NSW 2001Ph +61 2 9321 6444Fax +61 2 9357 3737Toll Free 1800 226 615Email info@afc.gov.auMelbournePO Box 404South Melbourne Vic 3205Ph +61 3 8646 4300Fax +61 3 9696 1476Toll Free 1800 338 430Email infomelb@afc.gov.auBrisbaneQueensland OfficePO Box 835, Fortitude ValleyPost Office 4006Ph +61 7 3620 3600Fax +61 7 3620 3610Email infobris@afc.gov.auAustralian Film Institute49 Eastern Rd,South Melbourne VIC 3205Ph +61 3 9696 1844Fax +61 3 9696 7972Email info@afi.org.auAustralian Film Televisionand Radio SchoolHead OfficePO Box 126, North Ryde NSW 1670General Enquiries Ph 1300 13 14 6126


South Australian OfficeSAFC Studios, 3 Butler Dr,Hendon, SA 5014Ph +61 8 8244 0357Fax +61 8 8244 5608Email info_sa@aftrs.edu.auAustralian Screen DirectorsAssociationPO Box 211, Rozelle NSW 2039Ph +61 2 95557045Fax +61 2 95557086Email asdaadmin@asdafilm.org.auwww.asdafilm.org.au General InquiriesAustralian Screen Sound GuildSuite 360, 3 Holterman St,St Leonards NSW 2065Ph +61 0500 55 2774Fax +61 2 9906 4128Email admin@assg.org.auFilm AustraliaSydney Office101 Eton Road Lindfield NSW 2070PO Box 46, Lindfield NSW 2070Ph +61 2 9413 8777Fax +61 2 9416 5672Melbourne Office170 Clarendon Street,South Melbourne VIC 3205PO Box 818, Delivery Centre,South Melbourne VIC 3205Ph +61 3 9645 5970Fax +61 3 9645 5971www.filmaust.com.auFilm Finance Corporation (FFC)www.ffc.org.auSydney OfficeLevel 12, 130 Elizabeth Street,Sydney NSW 2000Ph +61 2 9268 2555Toll free 1800 251 061Fax +61 2 9264 8551Melbourne Office221a Bay Street,Port Melbourne VIC 3207Ph +61 3 9646 83 99Toll free 1800 333 655Fax +61 3 9646 2933Toll free Fax 1800 808 426Media Entertainment & Arts AllianceSouth Australian Office241 Pirie Street Adelaide SA 5000Ph +61 8 8223 6055Fax +61 8 8223 7176Email sa@alliance.org.auwww.alliance.org.auMedia Resource Centre13 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000Ph +61 8 8410 0979Fax +61 8 8410 1787www.mrc.org.auSBS IndependentSydney – Documentary and Drama14 Herbert St Artarmon, NSW 2064Locked Bag 028, Crows Nest NSW1585 AustraliaMelbourne – DocumentaryLevel 2, Alfred Deakin Building,Federation SquareCnr Swanston & Flinders StreetsMelbourne VIC 3000PO Box 294, South Melbourne VIC 3205Ph +61 2 9430 3227Toll free 1800 500 727Fax +61 2 9430 3865Email sbsi@sbs.com.auScreen Producers Associationof AustraliaGround Floor, 351 Crown Street,Surrey Hills NSW 2010Ph +61 2 9360 8988Fax +61 2 9360 8977www.spaa.org.auScreenSound AustraliaAccess Centre: AdelaideState Library of South AustraliaNorth Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000Ph +61 8 8207 7330Fax +61 8 8207 7257Email access@screensound.gov.auwww.screensound.gov.auSouth Australian Film Corporation3 Butler Drive, HendonSouth Australia 5014Ph +61 8 8348 9300Fax +61 8 8347 0385Email safilm@safilm.com.auwww.safilm.com.au27


Visitor Information CentresOrganisation Name First name Surname Position Title Phone No Fax No Address Suburb/Town State Post code EMailAdelaideGlenelg Visitor Information Centre Karen Dickson Manager 8294 5833 8376 8055 PO Box 721 Glenelg SA 5045Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre Anne Hall Acting Coordinator, 8405 6560 8447 4112 PO Box 110 Port Adelaide SA 5015 visitorinfo@portenf.sa.gov.auVisitor Information CentreRundle Mall Visitor Information Centre Martin Baden Volunteer Coordinator 8203 7611 8203 7365 GPO Box 2252 Adelaide SA 5001 m.baden@adelaidecitycouncil.comSouth Australian Travel Centre Pat Gobell Manager 8303 22011300 655 276 8303 2249 GPO Box 1972 Adelaide SA 5001 gobell.pat@saugov.gov.auAdelaide HillsHahndorf – Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre Maggie Wheatley Manager 8388 11851800 353 323 8388 1319 PO Box 308 Hahndorf SA 5245 vic@adelaidehillsinfo.asn.auMt. Lofty Summit Visitor Information Centre Lisa Bond Site Manager 8370 1060 8370 1053 PO Box 1134 Crafers SA 5152 mtloftysummit@saugov.sa.gov.auWoodside Visitor & Community Information Outlet Karen Plane Owner 8389 7743 8389 7058 PO Box 260 Woodside SA 5244 woodsidevinfo@picknowl.comBarossaTanunda – Barossa Wine & Visitor Information Centre Racheal Kiltscher Tourism Officer 8563 06001300 852 982 8563 0616 PO Box 420 Tanunda SA 5352 info@barossa-region.orgGawler Visitor Information Centre Jo Slade Marketing Officer 8522 6814 8552 6817 PO Box 296 Gawler SA 5118 visitor.centre@gawler.sa.gov.auLyndoch Visitor Information Outlet Tina Kies Proprietor 8524 4110 8524 4110 PO Box 4 Lyndoch SA 5351Clare ValleyBurra Visitor Information Centre Andrew Glen Manager 8892 2154 8892 2555 2 Market Square Burra SA 5417 bvc@capri.net.auClare Valley Visitor Information Centre Andrea Murphy Manager 8842 21311800 242 131 8842 1117 PO Box 518 Clare SA 5453 ask@clarevalley.com.auKapunda & Light Visitor Information Centre Norma McCarthy Secretary 8566 2902 8566 2902 PO Box 316 Kapunda SA 5373 kaptour@mail.kapunda.netEyre PeninsulaCeduna Gateway Visitor Information Centre Margie Stott Manager 8625 27801800 639 413 8625 3294 PO Box 757 Ceduna SA 5690 travelce@tpg.com.auPort Lincoln Visitor Information Centre Annie Sherry Information Officer 8683 35441800 629 911 8683 3544 3 Adelaide Place Port Lincoln SA 5606 info@visitportlincoln.netWhyalla Visitor Information Centre Paul Mazourek Manager Tourism Services 8645 79001800 088 589 8645 3620 PO Box 126 Whyalla SA 5600 tourist.centre@whyalla.sa.gov.auElliston Visitor & Community Information Centre Craig Haslam Manager 6 Memorial Drive Elliston SA 56702829


Organisation Name First name Surname Position Title Phone No Fax No Address Suburb/Town State Post code EMailFleurieu PeninsulaGoolwa – Signal Point Visitor Information Centre Chris Veenstra Manager 8555 3488 8555 3810 PO Box 494 Goolwa SA 5214 signalpoint@alexandrina.sa.gov.auMcLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre Sandie Holmes Manager 8323 99441800 628 410 8323 9949 PO Box 646 McLaren Vale SA 5171 jsommer@visitorcentre.com.auStrathalbyn Visitor Information Centre Doug Morris Co-ordinator 8536 3212 8536 3212 Railway Station20 South Terrace Strathalbyn SA 5255 info@strathalbyntourism.com.auVictor Harbor Visitor Information Centre Teri Soppitt Manager 8552 5738 8552 5476 PO Box 1230 Victor Harbor SA 5211 vhtic@granite.net.auYankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre Michelle Hales Manager 8558 2999 8558 2999 106 Main Road Yankalilla SA 5203 tourism@yankalilla.net.auFlinders Ranges & OutbackCoober Pedy Visitor Information Centre Leah Henderson Tourism Information Officer 8672 5298 8672 5699 PO Box 425 Coober Pedy SA 5723 leah@cpcouncil.sa.gov.auGladstone Visitor Information Centre(Southern Flinders Discovery Centre) Peter & Roslyn Battern The Proprietor 8662 2549 8662 2622 42 Gladstone Street Gladstone SA 5473Hawker Visitor Information Centre John & Janet Teague The Proprietor 8648 40141800 777 880 8648 4283 PO Box 14 Hawker SA 5434 info@hawkermotors.com.auLeigh Creek Visitor Information Outlet Tegan McClelland Coordinator 8675 2723 Shop 13Black Oak Drive Leigh Creek SA 5731 lcvic@internode.on.netMelrose Visitor Information Outlet Helen Vastenhold Manager 8666 2060 8666 2203 PO Box 80 Melrose SA 5483Port Pirie Visitor Information Centre Doreen Olsen Manager 8633 87001800 000 424 8633 8799 PO Box 464 Port Pirie SA 5540 tourism@ppcadc.sa.gov.auPeterborough Visitor Information Outlet Chris Woodman President 8651 2708 8651 3066 PO Box 34 Peterborough SA 5422 peterborough@telstra.easymail.com.auPort Augusta Visitor Information – Wadlata Outback Centre Pauline Hedger Manager 8641 07931800 633 060 8642 4288 PO Box 2083 Port Augusta SA 5700 wadlata@portaugusta.sa.gov.auQuorn Visitor Information Centre Jillian Wilson Coordinator 8648 6419 8648 6419 Seventh Street Quorn SA 5433Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre Suzanne Burgess Manager 8671 2001 8671 2021 Town Centre Roxby SA 5725 burgess@roxbycouncil.com.auWilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre Terri Coulthard Information Officer 8648 0048 8648 0092 PMB Wilpena Pound Hawker SA 5434Wirrabara Visitor Information Centre Ila Arthur Manager 8668 4250 8668 4093 72 West Terrace Wirrabara SA 5481 Ila Arthur@Wirrabara Visitor Information CentreWoomera Visitor Information Centre Annie Foster Acting Manager 8673 7042 8673 7042 PO Box 125 Woomera SA 5720 Woomeratourism@bigpond.comKangaroo IslandPenneshaw – Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre Michelle Page Administration Manager 8553 11851800 811 080 8553 1255 PO Box 336 Penneshaw SA 5222 tourki@kin.net.au3031


Organisation Name First name Surname Position Title Phone No Fax No Address Suburb/Town State Post code EMailLimestone CoastBeachport Visitor Information Centre Belinda Simon The Manager 8735 8029 8735 8039 Millicent Road Beachport SA 5280 Belinda.simon@wattlerange.sa.gov.auBordertown Visitor Information Centre Chris Mackereth Senior Tourism Officer 8752 0700 8752 0644 PO Box 346 Bordertown SA 5268 btowninfo@lm.net.auMeningie Visitor Information Outlet The Coordinator 8575 1770 8579 1279 Melaleuca Activity CentreInc., 76 Princes Hwy Meningie SA 5264Millicent Visitor Information Centre & Museum c/Belinda Simon Executive Officer 8733 3205 8733 3205 PO Box 638 Millicent SA 5280 lisa.braes@wattlerange.sa.gov.auMount Gambier Lady Nelson Visitor Information June Kain Senior Information Officer 8724 9750& Discovery Centre 1800 087 187 8723 2833 PO Box 56 Mt Gambier SA 5290 theladynelson@mountgambiertourism.com.auNaracoorte Visitor Information Centre The Secretary Visitor Information Centre Management Committee 8762 15181800 244 42 8762 0745 PO Box 921 Naracoorte SA 5271Penola/Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre Raelene Sharam Manager 8737 2855 8737 2251 Institute Building,27 Arthur Street Penola SA 5277 raelene.sharam@wattlerange.sa.gov.auRobe Visitor Information Centre Joann Rose Manager 8768 2465 8768 2863 PO Box 448 Robe SA 5276 rose.joann@plain.sa.gov.auMurraylandsMannum Visitor Information Centre Margaret Dinan Tourist Officer 8569 1303 8569 2383 Randell Street Mannum SA 5328 mdock@lm.net.auMurray Bridge Visitor Information Centre Joyce Holmes Supervisor 8539 1142 8532 5288 3 South Terrace Murray Bridge SA 5253 mbvc@rcmb.sa.gov.auTailem Bend Visitor Information Outlet Ruth Julian Secretary 8572 4277 8572 4277 91 Railway Terrace Tailem Bend SA 5260Tintinara – Heart of the Parks Visitor Information Outlet Adrienne Pearce Publicity Officer 8757 2220 8756 5046 Main Road Tintinara SA 5266RiverlandBarmera Visitor Information & Travel Centre Sharon Ryan Manager 8588 2289 8588 2777 Barwell Avenue Barmera SA 5345 brmtrvl@hotkey.net.auBerri Visitor Information Outlet Nerida Roscoe Manager 8582 5511 8582 5522 PO Box 237 Berri SA 5343 bbcnr@berribarmera.sa.gov.auLoxton Visitor Information & Art Centre Dennis Gillett Manager 8584 7919 8584 6225 Bookpurnong Terrace Loxton SA 5333 loxtour@riverland.net.auMorgan Visitor Information Outlet Carmine Elsworth The Manager 8540 2354 none 11 Railway Terrace Morgan SA 5320 cantinque@sa.ozland.net.auRenmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre Kathryn Bennett The Manager 8586 6704 8586 5444 84 Murray Avenue Renmak SA 5341 tourist@renmarkparinga.sa.gov.auWaikerie Visitor Information Outlet Lucy Quintel Manager 8541 2332 8541 2332 The Orange Tree,Sturt Highway Waikerie SA 5330Yorke PeninsulaMinlaton Visitor Information & Craft Centre Debbie Anderson The Secretary 8853 2600 8853 2600 29 Main Street Minlaton SA 5575 harvestcorner@bigpond.comKadina – Yorke Peninsula Regional Visitor Information Centre Rose Boxall Tourism Officer 8821 23331800 654 991 8821 4633 50 Moonta Road Kadina SA 5554 tourism@yp-connect.net32 33


AcknowledgmentsAcknowledgmentsThe South Australian Film Corporationwould like to thank the following:• The Department of Trade andEconomic Development• Corey Mansfield – Flinders Universityof South Australia Honours student• de Masi jones• David Mackrell – Wholly Mackrell!• Kelly & Co LawyersCover picture of Phillip Noyce courtesyJabal Films Pty Ltd.Location images produced with the kindpermission of the South Australian TourismCommission www.southaustralia.comCopyright Notice© South Australian Film Corporation2004. Save for the limited, non-exclusivepermission granted in this handbookto use the templates as a guide for thepurposes of SA-based productions, allrights are reserved.SA Location ManagersSouth Australian based location managersremain the most comprehensive source ofinformation regarding locations, logisticaland access information. Please referwww.safilm.com.au/content.aspx?p=11DisclaimerThis handbook has been prepared bythe South Australian Film Corporation toprovide information to Local Governmentlocation providers and other interestedparties.Whilst every effort has been made toensure that the contents of the handbookare correct, no warranty, guaranteeor undertaking is given regarding theaccuracy, completeness or currencyof the handbook. Information currentat the time of production.This handbook should not be relied uponas legal advice. Users are encouraged toseek independent advice relevant to theirown particular circumstances.Links to other websites are inserted forconvenience only and do not constituteendorsement of material at those sitesor of any associated organisation, productor service.34

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