News 21.08.18

SCREENWEST REVEALS NEW GRANT-BASED PRODUCTION FUNDING MODEL



Screenwest has revealed updates to its Production Guidelines and Terms of Trade where production funding will now be contracted as a grant.

Screenwest Chair Janelle Marr said, “We are excited to be unveiling a grant-based model that is in clear alignment to our recent change to a not-for-profit structure. We hope this model will make Western Australian practitioners more competitive amongst the screen landscape and allow for significant production growth.”

The move has been supported by industry stakeholders, including one of Screenwest’s key funding partners, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

It is expected that this simplified funding model will:

  • Foster more sustainable screen businesses
  • Attract more productions to Western Australia
  • Grow production and employment levels within Western Australia
  • Streamline contracting processes

The updated Terms of Trade are now available on the Screenwest Publications Page.

The next rounds of funding for Documentary ProductionScripted Production, and Footloose Production close Monday, 17 September 2018 at 5:00pm WST.

The full application details are available on the Screenwest Production Funding page.

 

Footloose Production Fund

The Footloose Production Fund provides production funding to secure high profile, market driven, local, national and international footloose, scripted screen productions to Western Australia to showcase local stories, locations and/or culture to an international audience and to assist in the development of the Western Australian screen sector.

Application Details

Applications close Monday, 17 September 2018 at 5:00pm WST.

Please refer to the Footloose Production Fund Guidelines for more information about how to apply and what application materials are required.

Eligibility 

Up to a maximum of $400,000 to Producers where there are strong Western Australian profile, cultural and local industry development outcomes.

To qualify as an eligible Footloose production, projects are required to reach a minimum of 6 points in the Western Australian Elements Points Table (included in the guidelines).

Program Contacts

To talk to someone about this fund, applicants should contact:

Ross Grayson Bell, Scripted Executive
Screenwest
T: (+618) 6169 2116
E: [email protected]

Georgia Landre-Ord, Development & Production Assistant, Scripted
Screenwest
T: (+618) 6169 2114
E: [email protected]

Toll Free: 1800 463 043 (regional callers)
http://www.screenwest.com.au

 

Documentary Production Fund

The Documentary Production Fund provides support to Western Australian Producers with distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes.

The Documentary Production Fund provides production finance for feature length documentary films and factual series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and new online platforms and distributors.

Application Details

Applications close Monday, 17 September 2018 at 5:00pm WST.

Please refer to the Documentary Production Fund Guidelines for more information about how to apply and what application materials are required.

Eligibility 

The applicant must be either a:

  1. A Western Australian Resident Company that is registered under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth); or a Western Australian Resident Business that is registered under the Business Names Registration Act 2011 (Cth);
  2. In a Genuine Co-Production or Official Treaty Co-Production Partnership with a Western Australian Resident Company (which will be the applicant);
  3. An independent entity i.e. not a government agency, distributor, telecommunications company or any other organisation involved with a broadcast platform.

Projects are required to reach a minimum of 10 points, as per the point allocation table in the guidelines, to qualify as eligible Western Australian (WA) content.

Program Contacts

To talk to someone about this fund, applicants should contact:

Franziska Wagenfeld, Factual Executive
Screenwest
T: (+618) 6169 2110
E: [email protected]

Jacqueline Pelczar Development & Production Assistant, Factual
Screenwest
T: (+618) 6169 2121
E: [email protected]

 

Scripted Production Fund

Supporting distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes, the Scripted Production Fund provides production finance for feature films, telemovies and scripted series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and new distribution platforms (with significant audience share).

Application Details

Applications close Monday, 17 September 2018 at 5:00pm WST.

Please refer to the Scripted Production Fund Guidelines for more information about how to apply and what application materials are required.

Eligibility 

Up to a maximum of $600,000 per application to WA based Producers, or interstate/internationally based Producers in an Official Treaty or other approved CoProduction relationship with a credited WA based Producer.

To qualify for Scripted Production, projects are required to reach a minimum of 10 points in the Western Australian Elements Points Table (included in guidelines).

Program Contacts

To talk to someone about this fund, applicants should contact:

Ross Grayson Bell, Scripted Executive
Screenwest
T: (+618) 6169 2116
E: [email protected]

Georgia Landre-Ord, Development & Production Assistant, Scripted
Screenwest
T: (+618) 6169 2114
E: [email protected]

All program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.