Agency VA 4117
Cinemedia Corporation
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Date Range: 1997 - 2001
 
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Establishment

The Cinemedia Corporation was established by the Cinemedia Corporation Act 1997 (No.2). The purposes of the Act were to:

- establish the Cinemedia Corporation, and

- repeal the Film Victoria Act 1981 and the State Film Centre of Victoria Council Act 1983.

Section 35 of the Act states that Cinemedia is the successor agency in law to State Film Centre (VA 2325) and Film Victoria (Film Victoria I, VA1071).

Function

The functions of the Corporation were:

- to promote the development of the film and multimedia industries in Victoria,

- to provide financial and other assistance to the film and multimedia industries in Victoria,

- to assist the development or commercial exploitation of any product, program or service for or in respect of the film or multimedia industry,

- to assist the development of any production, program or service for in respect of a government department or a public statutory authority,

- to promote or participate in any arrangement or agreement for the financing of film production or multimedia content production,

- to develop and maintain a collection of films, sound recordings and multimedia content, and

- to promote public education and discourse with reference to films and multimedia content.

The Corporation was subject to the general direction and control of the Minister for the Arts. The Cinemedia Corporation Act 1997 (No.2) provided for a Board of Directors to be responsible for the management of the affairs of the Corporation.

As at 1998, Cinemedia included the following ten business units:

- Film Victoria
- Access Collection
- Screen Education
- On-line
- The Office of Audio Visual Communications (OAVC)
- Venues Management
- Melbourne Film Office
- Screen Culture
- Multimedia 21 Fund
- Cinemedia Centre (Federation Square).

 
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1977 - cont General Correspondence Subject Files VPRS 11855 North Melbourne Open
1977 - cont Minutes and Agenda VPRS 11859 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1997 Minutes, State Film Centre Council VPRS 15746 North Melbourne Open
1991 - 2000 Personnel Files VPRS 13187 North Melbourne Closed
1995 - 2001 Committee Minutes VPRS 15739 North Melbourne Closed
1997 - 2001 Annual Reports VPRS 13102 North Melbourne Open
1997 - 2001 Agenda, Minutes and Reports, Committees and Working Parties VPRS 13103 North Melbourne Part Open
1997 - 2001 Press Clippings (Marketing Unit) VPRS 13114 North Melbourne Open
1997 - 2001 Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Management VPRS 15740 North Melbourne Closed
1997 - 2001 Board of Management Agenda Papers VPRS 15741 North Melbourne Closed
1997 - 2001 General Correspondence Subject Files, Board Secretary VPRS 15758 North Melbourne Closed
By 1993 - 2001 Publications VPRS 13113 North Melbourne Open
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1997 - cont Film library and theatre VF 195
1997 - cont Film production and promotion VF 435
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1997 - cont Arts VRG 61