Screen NSW

Early Development

The Early Development Portal is currently OPEN.

Early Development offers support for both pre-draft and early draft costs.

The Early Development Portal is currently OPEN, and will close 11.59pm June 30th, 2020.

The application form can be found here.

Please see below for funding GUIDELINES. See above for a downloadable PDF.

Potential applicants are advised to read through the following guidelines and if you have further questions contact the Development & Production team at dap@screen.nsw.gov.au or (02) 8289 6504.

We fund the development of:

  • feature films 
  • adult and children’s television drama and narrative comedy including series, miniseries, web series and telemovies
  • factual and documentary television or web programs and series
  • animation series
  • creative interactive screen entertainment

We do not fund the development of:

  • *infotainment, lifestyle, travel, magazine, sports, education, game shows and other magazine-style productions
  • current affairs and news programs
  • community television
  • shorts, short features (under 60 minutes)
  • projects being developed as part of a course of study

*For further guidance on the distinction between infotainment, lifestyle, magazine programs and documentary/factual programs refer to the advice on Screen Australia’s website.

Create NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in the Screen NSW Terms of Trade which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

Create NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in the Screen NSW Terms of Trade which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

Applicants will generally be a NSW based Key Creative, individual or company.  If you are not based in NSW you must:

  • provide evidence of a genuine co-production partnership with a NSW-based company or producer OR
  • have at least one NSW based Key Creative (writer, producer or director) attached OR
  • satisfy Screen NSW that the project offers outstanding benefits to the NSW screen industry

You must intend to produce or post produce your project in NSW.

You must hold the rights in your project.

Teams generally need to include a Key Creative with credits in a relevant genre. If your team does not have these credits, please provide other information demonstrating that you have the relevant market knowledge and relationships.

Screen NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from under-represented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from western Sydney and people from regional NSW. Priority will be given to teams including people from under-represented groups.

Applications close
30 Jun 2021
Amount
Amount Upon Application
Artform
Film / TV / Digital
Grant Type
New work
Applicant Type
Individual
Organisation
Group
Region
New South Wales
Website
Screen NSW (opens in new window)
Contact
Screen NSW
Email
dap@screen.nsw.gov.au