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Telemovie budgets

Number and proportion of adult telemovies in various budget ranges (2015 dollars), 1995/96–2014/15

Next update March 2017


2010/11–2014/15: Telemovies shot July 2010 to June 2015

In the five years between 2010/11 and 2014/15, the proportion of Australian telemovies produced for budgets of between $1 million and $6 million (in 2015 dollars) has remained steady at around 90 per cent when compared with the preceding two decades. However, the proportion made in the $3–6 million range has fallen from 60 per cent in the 2000s to 55 per cent in the current decade, while those made in the $1–3 million range have risen from 30 per cent to 39 per cent across the same period.

  Australian productions2 Foreign productions3 All productions
No. titles 31 3 34
Budget range1
Less than $1m 6% 0% 6%
$1–3m 39% 67% 41%
$3–6m 55% 33% 53%
$6–10m 0% 0% 0%
$10–20m 0% 0% 0%
More than $20m 0% 0% 0%

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Does not include telemovies for children.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. Adjusted using the non-farm GDP deflator, base year 2014/15.
2. Productions under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.
3. Productions under foreign creative control with a substantial amount shot in Australia. Does not include foreign productions undertaking PDV only work in Australia.

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2000/01–2009/10: Telemovies shot July 2000 to June 2010

Over the past decade between 2000/01 and 2009/10, the majority of Australian telemovies (including co-productions) were made for budgets in the $3-6 million range (in 2015 dollars), while the budgets of foreign productions shot here increased, with 91 per cent above $6 million.

  Australian productions2 Foreign productions3 All productions
No. titles 60 23 83
Budget range1
Less than $1m 3% 0% 2%
$1–3m 30% 0% 22%
$3–6m 60% 9% 46%
$6–10m 7% 39% 16%
$10–20m 0% 43% 12%
More than $20m 0% 9% 2%

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Does not include telemovies for children.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. Adjusted using the non-farm GDP deflator, base year 2014/15.
2. Productions under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.
3. Productions under foreign creative control with a substantial amount shot in Australia. Does not include foreign productions undertaking PDV only work in Australia.

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1995/96–1999/00: Telemovies shot July 1995 to June 2000

During the second half of the 1990s, most Australian telemovies were in the $3–6 million range (in 2015 dollars), while the budgets of most foreign productions shot here were concentrated in the $6–10 million range.

  Australian productions2 Foreign productions4 All productions
No. titles 54 28 82
Budget range1
Less than $1m 2% 4% 2%
$1–3m 44% 7% 32%
$3–6m 48% 11% 35%
$6–10m 2% 64% 23%
$10–20m 4% 14% 7%
More than $20m 0% 0% 0%

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Does not include telemovies for children.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. Adjusted using the non-farm GDP deflator; base year 2014/15.
2. Productions under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.
3. Productions under foreign creative control with a substantial amount shot in Australia. Does not include foreign productions undertaking PDV only work in Australia.

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