| Antony Ginnane|
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Blue Fire Lady, Thirst, Turkey Shoot, Patrick, Last Dance
Richard Franklin, Everett De Roche, Mark Hartley, Brian Trenchard‑Smith, Simon Wincer
University of Melbourne
AACTA Award for Best Film
Antony I. Ginnane Wikipedia
Antony I. Ginnane is an Australian film producer best known for his work in the exploitation field. He was head of the Screen Producers Association of Australia from 2008 to 2011.
A CD of themes from fourteen of his films was produced in 2008 by Philip Powers and released by 1M1 Records.
Ginnane studied law at Melbourne University where he was involved in the Film Society, published a film magazine, Film Chronicle, and wrote and directed a short feature, Sympathy in Summer. In 1970 he established a small distribution company, Studio Films, in Melbourne which imported several art house and exploitation films, and began attending Cannes Film Festival regularly. Among the films he distributed in Australia were Wind from the East and The Vampire Happening.
In 1976 he moved into production, producing the profitable sex film Fantasm (1976), which led to a series of movies in the exploitation field. He became particularly well known for employing overseas actors and directors in Australian films.
In 1987 his company, International Film Management Limited, combined with Hemdale to produce a number of movies. Hemdale later encountered a series of financial difficulties as did Goldfarb, another company Ginnane was associated with.