Investing back into our industries
As an industry super fund, our primary purpose is to invest in our members’ best financial interest to help them achieve financial security in retirement, and we also look to support the industries and communities that are important to our members.
Film and television
We have a long, rich history of storytelling in Australia and it's not always easy to get these stories onto our screens. So, Media Super found a way to help.
In a landmark arrangement with Fulcrum Media Finance, Media Super established a revolving loan facility in 2010 to cash-flow the Australian Producer Offset and provide access to pre-sale advance loans for film and TV productions across Australia and New Zealand.
Originally launched as a $30 million revolving loan in 2010, the facility limit was doubled to $60 million in 2015 to meet funding demand. Following Media Super’s merger with Cbus, support continued with the limit increased to $80 million.
Some of the productions we have supported over the years include The Dressmaker, Lion, Top End Wedding, Breath, Last Cab to Darwin, Sweet Country, Upper Middle Bogan, Rake, Top of the Lake, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Cleverman, Struggle Street, The Family Court Murders, The Newsreader, Bump – Series 3, as well as a host of children's programming.
Please note, any enquiries regarding funding for a project should be directed to Fulcrum Media Finance.
Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund
Media Super is an investor in the Australia Chamber Orchestra's (ACO) Instrument Fund. The Instrument Fund is an unlisted Australian unit trust available only to wholesale investors and its investment objective is to achieve long-term capital gains. The investment in the Instrument Fund is aligned with a longer investment time frame and provides diversification from traditional assets.
The ACO established the Instrument Fund in 2011 to offer patrons and investors the rare opportunity to participate in the ownership of a bank of historic stringed instruments.
The ACO Instrument Fund holds four assets from the ‘Golden Age’ – instruments made between 1560 to 1740 in Cremona, Italy – of instrument-making: a 1590 Brothers Amati violin, a 1728/29 Stradivarius violin, a 1714 Guarneri violin, and a 1616 Brothers Amati cello. These four rare instruments are played by the professional musicians of the ACO.
For more information about the Instrument Fund, please visit the ACO's website.