Antony Partos and Me-Lee Hay to lead Australian Guild of Screen Composers

Monday, 23 Mar 2020

Acclaimed screen composer and winner of multiple APRA Screen Music Awards Antony Partos has been elected President of Australian Guild of Screen Composers, taking the baton from retiring president Caitlin Yeo, who enthusiastically guided the Guild since her appointment in 2017. Antony was previously Vice President of the Guild from 2012 – 2016.

Fellow NSW-based composer and 2017 APRA Screen Music Awards winner for Best Short Film Me-Lee Hay was elected Vice President, marking the first female Vice President in the history of the Guild, taking over from Brett Aplin.

Mark Buys becomes Treasurer and Dale Cornelius is elected Secretary. 

On his new role, Antony said:

"We are facing unprecedented challenges within our industry, but know that the strength and unity of our members means that our guild has never been stronger. We must endeavour to support our fellow filmmakers in order to continue making Australian stories whilst maintaining our own working conditions.

"I believe that Australian screen composers harbour the talent to thrive on an international stage and want to develop an ethos that supports the careers of not only our more established members but also foster the education and support of emerging composers across Australia.

"In the challenging times we are experiencing, particularly as so many of us work creatively as sole traders or freelancers, the near future holds many uncertainties. The Guild will be there for all its members and to respond to queries from the industry as best as we can. We know that resilience is a strong factor in our survival as screen composers in Australia and the wider world and we urge you to stay strong, look after yourselves, heed the advice of our leaders and government health departments and know that in troubled times, music can soothe the soul and provide respite, inspiration and hope.”

APRA AMCOS congratulates Antony and Me-Lee on their new roles.


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