CJZ CEO Matt Campbell has called on the television production sector “not to take anything for granted” as it continues to adapt to a new climate of content creation in 2021.
While Campbell acknowledges that Australia and New Zealand are two of the “very few places” where content can still be produced on any scale, he says the industry should exercise caution when it comes to the future.
“Like many industries, the production sector had to adapt to new conditions overnight and overall I think we did a pretty solid job.
“However, networks are having a tough time and that flows directly back to our sector, with funding bodies under even more pressure as network contributions to budgets grow less and less.
“Companies are definitely hurting as securing commissions gets harder and harder.
“An international focus overall becomes vital, retaining IP becomes vital, and securing and retaining the very best creatives becomes vital.”