FUJIFILM boosts ACS clubhouse fund

FUJIFILM Australia has inked an exclusive rebate deal with the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) in order to help fund the society's new clubhouse.

Under the exclusive arrangement for every roll of FUJIFILM 35mm stock purchased by an ACS member $2.50 is donated to the clubhouse fund. If 1000ft 35mm stock is purchased this amount doubles to a $5.00 donation

ACS President Ron Johanson explained: "This amazing deal was instigated by FUJIFILM's Marc Van Agten and Marc got his inspiration from FUJIFILM USA who recently sponsored the renovation of the American Society of Cinematographers' clubhouse."

The ACS had been trying to raise funds for a clubhouse for some time when Van Agten approached Johanson with his proposal. "We want a clubhouse to hold our meetings in, have screenings and maybe even accommodate overseas DOPs who are shooting in Australia. When Marc came to me with his idea it seemed the perfect way to raise funds so I took it to the ACS committee who unanimously agreed and the deal was done immediately," Johanson added.

FUJIFILM General Manager Recording Media/Motion Picture Film Marc Van Agten said: "FUJIFILM is delighted to be able to help the ACS' dream of having their own clubhouse come true through this exclusive deal. We have an increasing number of Australian DOPs using our ETERNA stock and this is an excellent way for us to give them something tangible back as a thank you. We are all very much looking forward to celebrating in the new ACS clubhouse in the near future."