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Tools and insights for television and online

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    Communications for Online Originals

    This guide is aimed at beginner online creators who do not necessarily have the budget to hire external communication consultants.

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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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    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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    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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    Pathways and Protocols

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

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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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    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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    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

  • In Conversation with Simon Mirren: Part 1, Creating Landmark Television

    • 2017

    Film Victoria, in association with Screen Australia, recently hosted an In Conversation event with seasoned UK television writer and producer Simon Mirren (Versailles, Criminal Minds, Without A Trace) as part of his participation in the Writer in Residence TV Drama Initiative. Moderated by film and TV journalist Sandy George, the event was recorded. In Part 1, Simon discusses the development and production of landmark series Versailles.

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  • Producer Offset: 101

    • 2012

    A short animation setting out how the Producer Offset works and how it affects the ongoing stake producers have in their projects.

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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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    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.