We warmly welcome you to the 2020 Screen Music Awards. It was our hope to all be gathered together, but by taking the awards online, we have the privilege of presenting them to the wider community and a global audience. So, thank you all for joining us where ever you are in the world.
This year audiences sought solace, comfort, escapism, humour and drama through storytelling on the screen to help make sense of these strange times.
As the screen industry gradually rebounds and innovates it is vital our local composers are at the heart of the soundscapes that are created for local productions. And with international productions being drawn to Australia, there's an incredible potential for local composers to be engaged. It is these opportunities that have brought both APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers even closer together as we advocate to government and funding agencies to ensure opportunities are cultivated for the extraordinary talent we have at home.
Congratulations to all the nominees - your music is what enriches so many wonderful stories, and what has been heard in some of the most acclaimed productions worldwide this year.
Thank you again and we look forward to reuniting soon.
Dean Ormston, Chief Executive, APRA AMCOS & Antony Partos, President, AGSC