Up to $25,000 is available from Originate TAS to support screen practitioners with the development of market-driven linear screen content in all genres.

 

Originate TAS

Originate TAS is a project development program designed to help Tasmanian screen practitioners to develop non-interactive narrative screen content in all genres which has the potential for audience engagement and marketplace support.

Projects must be produced in Tasmania or provide clear and demonstrable benefit to the Tasmanian screen production industry.

 

Funding

Funding streams are available for the following stages of your project’s development:

Short-form series booster – grant up to $25 000

This funding is only available for short-form series projects and is for the scripting and/or production of a portion of the project to use to raise marketplace interest.

Screen Tasmania can fund multiple applications for an individual project under short-form proof of concept, but the combined funding available cannot exceed $25 000.

Examples of activities funded are:

  • the development of pitch materials related to financing
  • market and financing travel
  • budget and schedule preparation, and
  • producer fees (not exceeding $2 000).

The funding cannot cover purchase of equipment or software or simple reformatting of an existing project.

Intermediate stage funding – development investment up to $15 000

Intermediate stage funding is not available for short-form series projects.

Support is available for you to prepare pitch documents, series bibles, teasers, trailers, draft scripts and/or travel to engage with the market (capped consistently with those for the Capacity program’s business travel). While there is no requirement for projects to have marketplace interest at the intermediate stage, preference will always be given to projects that can show marketplace interest.

Advanced stage funding – development investment up to $25 000

Advanced stage funding is not available for short-form series projects.

Support is offered exclusively to projects that can demonstrate marketplace interest for the development of episode outlines, draft scripts and non-draft expenses related to financing a project.

While advanced stage funding is only available once, Screen Tasmania reserves the right to allow multiple applications in exceptional circumstances (for example evidence of significant and ongoing marketplace support).

For advanced stage funding you may apply for support with non-draft related costs including:

  • the development of pitch materials related to financing
  • marketing consultancies
  • market and financing travel
  • budget and schedule preparation
  • preliminary casting costs, and
  • producer fees (not exceeding $2 000).

 

Eligible Projects

The project must be intended for production in Tasmania, or provide clear and demonstrable benefits to the Tasmanian screen production industry.

Your project can be:

  • intended for theatrical, online, broadcast, or digital delivery
  • linear narrative drama (including comedy) or documentary
  • live action, animation, or hybrid
  • intended for adults or children.

Screen Tasmania can fund:

  • series with episodes of at least a commercial half-hour, or a commercial quarter-hour for children’s programming
  • single-episode drama or comedy projects of at least a commercial hour
  • single episode documentary projects of at least a commercial half-hour, and
  • short-form series projects with at least three episodes of approximately 3-15 minutes duration.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible, you must:

  • be, or have attached to the project, a Tasmanian key creative such as a writer, producer or director
  • be, or have attached to the project in a key creative role, an experienced practitioner
  • have control of copyright of the project
  • be able to demonstrate that the project has been developed to a reasonable level (is beyond early-stage development)

 

Timing

Applications close 4 February 2019.

 

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