VicScreen has unveiled a new initiative – Originate Factual – designed to support Victorian factual producers, writers and directors to create high-end documentary series for global audiences. The announcement was made today at the 2023 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).
Delivered under the mentorship of experienced documentary producers, Originate Factual will champion the talent of mid-career creatives. The program will include masterclasses and an eight-week hothouse workshop, project development. Originate Factual, audiences were told, will ‘arm participants with extensive skills in series production, from how to research dynamic long-form stories, to how to develop and construct a series format, and effectively develop a pitch with global appeal’.