The program offers long-form footloose productions scouting assistance for location surveys for eligible projects and may include covering some of the costs associated with location surveys including accommodation, domestic flights, vehicle hire and location manager services. Eligible projects are feature films, telemovies, mini-series, TV series or reality programs.
The objectives of the location scouts and inbounds program include:
To market NSW as Australia’s premier screen production destination
To increase the State’s market share of film and television production by attracting potential projects to film in NSW
To familiarise practitioners with NSW locations for their projects
To provide an opportunity to connect local and international practitioners with local technical and creative talent, studio and post-production and visual effects facilities for their projects and to support new and sustainable partnerships between organisations of international significance and local practitioners and facilities.
Contact & support
Prior to applying applicants can discuss their application with the Destination Attraction team.
Lisa Scope Destination Attraction Manager Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade Create NSW Telephone: +61 2 8265 5786 Mobile: +61 404 849 365 Email: [email protected]
The program offers long-form footloose productions scouting assistance for location surveys for eligible projects and may include covering some of the costs associated with location surveys including accommodation, domestic flights, vehicle hire and location manager services.
Applicants to other Screen NSW programs are eligible to apply to this program.
Eligible projects are feature films, telemovies, mini-series, TV series or reality programs.
The program is open to projects prior to commencement of pre-production and prior to or during financing.
For international inbound visits, Screen NSW generally works with AusFilm to facilitate a suitable itinerary, however, enquiries can also be made direct to the Screen NSW Destination Attraction team.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
The proposed project is genuinely ‘footloose,' meaning it is not already locked into production in NSW
The proposed project is likely to create a significant economic benefit for the State in jobs and skills development and boost the profile of NSW worldwide
Demonstration of a proposed significant spend in NSW
Track record of the applicant and partners
The availability of funds
Alignment with Screen NSW organisational priorities.
Applications for location inbounds and scouting assistance will be considered on a rolling basis at any time during the year.
Assessments will be made by a member of the Screen NSW Destination Attraction team and be considered by the Senior Manager Destination Attraction.
Applicants will be notified of a decision generally three weeks from receipt of the application and provided with any follow up information.
If successful, the applicant must enter into and abide by the terms of an agreement with us, which will include the funding’s deliverables and acquittal requirements.
Screen NSW also provides production support through liaison with other State Government agencies and local government in line with the NSW Local Government Filming Protocol – ‘Film Friendly’.
Through our location photo database Reel Scout, Screen NSW can prepare location packages for specific projects.