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Mini-series budgets

Proportion of mini-series in various budget ranges (2016 dollars), 1995/96–2015/16

Next update March 2018


2010/11–2015/16: Mini-series shot July 2010 to June 2016

In the six years to 2015/16, 87 per cent of all mini-series had budgets over $6 million (in 2016 dollars), slightly above the decade 2000/01–2009/10.

Australian productions2 Foreign productions3 All productions
No. titles 104 3 107
Budget range1
Less than $1m 0% 0% 0%
$1–3m 0% 0% 0%
$3–6m n.p. n.p. 13%
$6–10m n.p. n.p. 46%
$10–20m n.p. n.p. 37%
More than $20m n.p. n.p. 4%

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Does not include mini-series for children.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
n.p. Not for publication due to confidentiality reasons.
1. Adjusted using the non-farm GDP deflator; base year 2015/16.
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: Mini-series shot July 2000 to June 2010

The majority (86 per cent) of Australian mini-series made between 2000/01 and 2009/10 had budgets over $6 million (in 2015 dollars). Five of the nine foreign mini-series titles had budgets over $20 million, one had a budget of $6–10 million, and three had budgets of less than $1 million.

Australian productions2 Foreign productions3 All productions
No. titles 51 9 60
Budget range1
Less than $1m 0% 33% 5%
$1–3m 2% 0% 2%
$3–6m 16% 0% 13%
$6–10m 43% 11% 38%
$10–20m 37% 0% 32%
More than $20m 2% 56% 10%

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Does not include mini-series for children.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. Adjusted using the non-farm GDP deflator;base year 2015/16.
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: Mini-series shot July 1995 to June 2000

In the five years to 1999/00, most of the foreign mini-series shot here had budgets over $20 million (in 2015 dollars). The majority of Australian productions (including co-productions) had budgets between $3 million and $20 million.

Australian productions2 Foreign productions3 All productions
No. titles 18 5 23
Budget range1
Less than $1m 0% 0% 0%
$1–3m 0% 0% 0%
$3–6m 22% 0% 17%
$6–10m 28% 20% 26%
$10–20m 33% 0% 26%
More than $20m 17% 80% 30%

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Does not include mini-series for children.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
1. Adjusted using the non-farm GDP deflator; base year 2015/16.
2. Production 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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