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Enterprise Funding approvals 2013

Carbon Media (QLD)

Wayne Denning

Carbon Media is an award-winning full service media production company, proudly Aboriginal owned and operated, which promotes positive Indigenous role models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially children.

Carbon Media developed Australia’s first Indigenous children’s game show, Letterbox, as well as Go Lingo! and Handball Heroes – all featuring Indigenous children on mainstream television. In 2013, Carbon Media partnered with Sesame Street to showcase Indigenous Australia with a global audience. It has worked with large public and private companies and government bodies and has been nominated for many prestigious state and national business awards.

Over the next three years, Carbon Media aims to develop high-quality, aspirational and entertaining content for children, that tells uniquely Australian stories for multiple screens and media. It intends to increase its international alliances and capacity and increase its development and production both for international markets and in the digital and online realm.

Eye Spy Productions (NSW)(T/A Northern Pictures)

David Haslingden; Sue Clothier; Sandy Cameron

Northern Pictures is an Australian production company in its third year of operation. It delivers large scale factual television to the Australian and international market, with a focus on wildlife and social documentaries as well as factually inspired drama.

Northern Pictures is part of former Fox Networks Group president David Haslingden’s global stable of independent television production companies: NHNZ based out of Washington (USA), Dunedin (New Zealand) and Beijing (China), Beach House Pictures in Singapore and Taipei (Taiwan), and Northern Pictures in Sydney (Australia).

The company plans to use Enterprise funds to partially assist in the establishment of a new international sales division, which will provide marketing, pre-sales and distribution services in Europe, Asia and the US and create production capability in Beijing, from where it will launch its brand into Asia. The company will also scope the viability of a Pan-Asia Television Academy with bases in Sydney, Singapore, Beijing and Dunedin. The intent of this is to facilitate the increased development of quality Australian talent and projects on the global stage and would constitute a unique contribution to the Australian screen industry.

Porchlight Films (NSW)

Anita Sheehan; Liz Watts; Vincent Sheehan

Porchlight Films produces premium cinema and scripted television driven by high-profile creative talent and cast. Porchlight is the company behind recent Australian features Animal Kingdom, The Hunter and Lore and is currently producing David Michôd’s highly anticipated second feature The Rover. Porchlight also produced the award-winning TV comedy series Laid and is currently developing a high-end television drama series with international partners.

Enterprise funding will enable Porchlight to embrace a more ambitious feature film slate and increase its television production output. The funds will directly support the development of Australian projects and talent through implementing a writers’ room program to fast-track early stage development. Enterprise funds will also be used to build important structures for ongoing intellectual property management through Porchlight’s distribution arm, Jetty Distribution.

The Feds (NSW)

Elizabeth Nash; Michael Cook

The Feds is an Australian-based company with a focus on developing a range of innovative content across all media platforms. It develops and produces content and entertainment concepts across TV programming (broadcast and online) including factual entertainment, reality TV, game shows and comedy. It also produces commercial advertising, music videos, shorts and documentaries and is able to leverage the success of its advertising division in the development of multi-platform content. The Feds develops and produces technology-led innovation initiatives and original cross platform entertainment experiences.

Receiving Enterprise funding will allow the company to increase development of content for new and existing clients and will build on the scope and scale of projects the Feds develops and pitches to networks. Funding will contribute to building internal resources and training in order to achieve this as well as an increased presence at international markets in Europe, US and Asia.


Enterprise Asia Funding

Enterprise Asia - 2013 Asian Side of the Doc, Malaysia February $10,000 Beyond Ron Saunders, Jennifer Ainge
Enterprise Asia - 2013 Asian Side of the Doc, Malaysia February $9,953 Big Stories Co. Martin Potter, Anna Grieve
Enterprise Asia - 2013 Asian Side of the Doc, Malaysia February $9,900 Bowerbird Films Pat Fiske,
Amin Palangi
Enterprise Asia - 2013 Asian Side of the Doc, Malaysia February $10,000 Mago Films Marian Bartsch, Alun Bartsch
Enterprise Asia - 2013 Asian Side of the Doc, Malaysia February $10,000 Media Stockade Rebecca Barry, Ester Harding
Enterprise Asia - 2013 Asian Side of the Doc, Malaysia February $10,000


Mike Hill,
Sue Collins
Enterprise Asia - 2013 Asian Side of the Doc, Malaysia February $10,000 360 Degree Films Sally Ingleton


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