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Tools and insights for feature films

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    Online and On Demand 2017

    • 2017
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    New trends in Australian online video use. Who’s watching what, how they’re doing it, and why?

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    Terms of Trade

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    Screen Australia's Terms of Trade provide guidance on how the agency will transact its business. They supplement the guidelines applying to particular programs and are reflected in Screen Australia’s contracts.

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    Doing Business with us

    Covering various aspects and information about working with Screen Australia, from applying for funding to terms of trade and contracting.

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    A-Z Budget - Feature Films

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    This budget is for all feature films (including documentary features). This budget template is intended for all projects, regardless of whether you are applying for the Producer Offset or not.

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    Certificate of origin

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    Australian projects needing a Certificate of Origin for the purposes of distribution and exhibition can request one from Screen Australia. It should not be presumed from the issue of a Certificate of Origin, that the project would be regarded as having ‘significant Australian content’ for the purposes of section 376-65 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) or for the purposes of the Screen Australia Act 2008 (Cth).

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    Pathways and Protocols

    • 2012
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    A filmmaker's guide to working with Indigenous people, culture and concepts.

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    Issues in feature film distribution

    • 2015
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    Challenges and opportunities for local features in today’s distribution terrain. Key data, trends and analysis plus case studies of some new release strategies.

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    Create NSW

    Create NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity. Create NSW was established on 1 April 2017, and has responsibility for many of the functions previously undertaken by Arts NSW and Screen NSW.

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    Film Victoria

    Film Victoria provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria.  We invest in projects and people, and promote Victoria as a world-class production destination nationally and internationally.

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    Screen Queensland

    Screen Queensland facilitates and celebrates quality film and television production in Queensland. We develop and support the local screen industry, attract production to Queensland, and celebrate an active screen culture across the State.

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    South Australia Film Corporation

    SAFC are to foster the creation and delivery of critically acclaimed and commercially successful ideas, moving images and sound for any viewing medium; to support the SA screen industry in a dynamic and responsive manner and to optimise opportunities for production & post-production in this state.

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    Screenwest

    Screenwest is Western Australia's screen funding and development agency, committed to working in partnership with the screen industry to develop, support and promote film, television and digital media production in Western Australia.

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    Screen Tasmania

    Screen Tasmania supports and develops the state's film, television and multimedia industries by increasing the amount of independent screen production occurring in Tasmania.

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    Screen ACT

    ScreenACT, the ACT Office of Film, Television and Digital Media, is responsible for implementing industry development initiatives, providing location production support and working with other states on potential partnering projects.

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    Screen Territory

    Screen Territory is the Northern Territory Government's screen industry agency responsible for supporting and developing the film, television and digital media industries within the Territory.

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    Open Channel

    Open Channel is Victoria’s independent screen industry skills centre. A not for profit, membership-based organisation, Open Channel connects emerging and early career filmmakers to professional practice through professional development, events and networking. We identify emerging talent, developing people and projects from across Victoria, including those from diverse Aboriginal language groups.

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    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Wide Angle Tasmania is the state’s screen development organisation.  It is a not-for-profit organisation that nurtures local talent by providing WAT members with advice and production initiatives.  We also provide access to film production equipment for members and non-members.

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    The Production Book

    A contact and information provider for personnel, facilities and services in the Australian film, TV, advertising and digital media industries. Now available on iPad.

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    Encore Directory

    A comprehensive directory of producers, directors, personnel, companies, facilities and organisations in the film, television and digital media industries.

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    How to Write a Transmedia Production Bible

    • 2011
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    A template for multi-platform producers

  • John Collee: Writing and developing feature films

    John Collee speaks about the fundamentals on how to get your script to cut through, with some great tips on working with short documents to wrangle drafts and re-writes.

    John is a novelist and screenwriter living in Sydney, Australia. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldHappy FeetWalking with Dinosaurs, and the upcoming Hotel Mumbai starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, are some of his credits.

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  • Family Film Forum - Welcome from Sally Caplan

    • 2016

    A one-day forum designed to stimulate the development of great films and mainstream market hits such as Oddball, Babe and Paper Planes.

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  • Producer Offset 101

    • 2011

    What makes the Producer Offset so important in building the capacity of the screen production sector in Australia? This short animation was produced for Screen Australia by Innit Digital in conjunction with Screen Australia's research report Getting down to business: The Producer Offset five years on.

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    Research on Piracy: IPAwareness Foundation

    • 2014

    The 2014 research conducted by IPAwareness Foundation is the second wave of quantitative research into Australians aged 12 - 17 years old as well as the 6th wave of adult (18 - 64 year old) research, revealing some fascinating shifts in trends and attitudes.

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    At a Glance: A Comprehensive A-Z guide to the Producer Offset

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    Combines a glossary of terms with clear guidance on what is, and is not, qualifying Australian production expenditure (QAPE).

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    Sales Agent Directory

    • 2017
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    This directory of international feature film sales agents provides a snapshot of companies representing Australian films around the world.

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    Pathway to Audience Guide

    • July 2018
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    Information on understanding audiences, pathways, platforms and financing opportunities.

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    Story Documents - Drama

    • July 2018
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    A guide to writing synopses, treatments, scriptments and outlines for drama.