Screen Australia & Dynamic TV prep scripted funding scheme

Savage River (Source: Dynamic TV)

Screen Australia has partnered with Savage River prodco Dynamic Television to launch a scheme that aims to fund the development of up to four scripted TV projects.

The Dynamic Television Scripted Initiative will allow Australian creatives to put forward projects with a total development budget of up to $100,000, with Screen Australia and Dynamic Television each contributing 50% of the funds.

The initiative will focus on serial and procedural dramas with “innovative, high-concept ideas, memorable characters and emotional narratives that target mainstream audiences”.

Eligibility extends to Australian production companies that comply with Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade and have a one-hour per episode television drama project.

The project should have a pilot script and a series outline and be free from any market attachments or existing development deals. A broad range of genres including crime, suspense, thriller, family, dramedies and romance are eligible.

The initiative will exclusively fund Australian creatives and the Australian components of the development budget, with LA-based Dynamic working with successful applicants and providing feedback to ensure projects appeal to the international marketplace.

The selected projects will be able to access financing and distribution services at Drops Of God prodco Dynamic, under terms to be mutually agreed upon.

Grainne Brunsdon, COO of Screen Australia, said: “This initiative represents a significant opportunity for Australian stories to captivate audiences around the world. Our collaboration with Dynamic Television underscores our commitment to nurturing local talent and amplifying the unique voice of Australian storytelling to a global audience.”

Dan March, managing partner of Dynamic TV, added: “When considering how to allocate resources and have a positive impact on Australian drama, we realised Screen Australia is the perfect partner. We are all excited to facilitate new stories from the terrifically talented writers and producers down under.”

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