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Ausfilm Partner with Australia Program 2019

Create NSW, in partnership with Screen Australia, Ausfilm, and the following state agencies: Film Victoria, Screen West, Screen Queensland and South Australian Film Corp are looking to bring producers with a significant track record to the Partner with Australia (PwA) professional development program in Los Angeles in April.

PwA aims to create, build upon, and develop international relationships between Ausfilm members and NSW producers with key clients in Los Angeles, and to encourage international production to Australia though a series of targeted events. 

Partner with Australia (PwA) is scheduled to take place on 14 -17 April, 2019 in Los Angeles. Create NSW will be supporting two NSW-based producers to attend the program. 

The four-day program will give NSW producers unprecedented access to many high-level US executives and Ausfilm’s membership base.This opportunity will allow successful applicants to develop relationships, expand their existing and future networks and find creative and finance partners to drive their slate of projects. The program aims to encourage creative collaboration and present a range of NSW feature film and television projects to potential US partners.

The professional development program will offer producers the following:

  • Networking events
  • One-to-one producer meetings
  • Connections with Australian and US producers
  • Speed pitching sessions with US creative executives

Applications are open to NSW-based producers with a significant track record/production credits on projects that have commercial success and/or critical acclaim.

Once finalised, the two successful recipients will be notified via email in February.

There is an AU$800 + GST participation fee for the first producer and AU$200 for additional participants. Producers are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidentals. 

Successful applicants will receive a grant of $3,500 to cover the program fee and travel expenses. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and be available to travel to Los Angeles in April 2019.

Create NSW will also provide a 24/7 access to Charlie’s (Create NSW hot-desk in Los Angeles) for the successful applicants to conduct their meetings as part of the program.

Applications will close at 12:00pm on Monday 18 February 2019 AEDT

Applying for a grant:

Before you apply, please read the Eligibility Guidelines here

You can apply using our online application form here.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Amelia Carew-Reid, Manager Screen Engagement, Partnerships and Development

Phone: 02 8289 6417

Email: amelia.carew-reid@create.nsw.gov.au

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Who is eligible to apply?
  • Applicants must be a NSW resident; 
  • Producer’s slate must include feature films (television drama projects can also be included but cannot be a producer’s only project type).
  • Project must have a decent budget (min AU$5m for feature films and AU$1m per hour for TV).
  • Producers should have a high calibre director and/or writer and/or cast attached to projects or be looking for international producing partners to assist with packaging the project.
  • Producer can have high level director and/or writer participate in the meetings with them.
  • Project must have a high concept script with international reach.
  • Producer must have at least two feature or television credit(s) with notable exposure
  • Producer must have experience packaging a high calibre project.
  • Producer must have experience accessing the Producer Offset.
  • Producers must be looking to make their projects in Australia.
How do I apply?

You can apply for the Partner with Australia program using our online application form: https://screennsw.smartygrants.com.au/partnerwithaustralia

Before you apply, please read the Partner with Australia Program guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Amelia Carew-Reid, Manager Screen Engagement, Partnerships and Development

Phone: 02 8289 6417

Email: amelia.carew-reid@create.nsw.gov.au

When will the program take place?

Partner with Australia is scheduled to take place on 14 – 17 April 2019.

Schedules will be sent to the successful applicants on 8 April 2019.

Does the grant cover the program fee and travel expenses?

Successful applicants will receive a grant of AUD$3,500 to cover the program fee, travel and accommodation expenses.

The program fee is AUD$800 + GST. For any additional participant, the program fee will be AUD$200 + GST. and all costs associated with travel to Los Angeles are to be met by the additional participant. 

Do I need a visa?

Yes. It will be the responsibility of all successful applicants to ensure they have the correct visas for any activity they will be engaging in whilst in the USA.

What is Charlie’s?

Charlie’s is a Create NSW hot-desk in Los Angeles. It is a multi-purpose communal hub for the NSW film-making community in USA, where they can conduct business, collaborate and network. It is located at the historic Raleigh Studios, in the heart of Hollywood.

https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/industry-support/Charlie%27s

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact Amelia Carew-Reid, Manager Screen Engagement, Partnerships and Development

Phone: 02 8289 6417

Email: amelia.carew-reid@create.nsw.gov.au