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Screen Australia presents revised Enterprise Programs

Screen Australia presents revised Enterprise Programs

Monday 11 March 2019, Mirra, 86 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley

4.00pm – 5.30pm – Presentation

5.30pm – 7.00pm – Networking Event

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Screen Queensland with Screen Australia are providing the opportunity for you to come and hear Industry Development Executive, Bali Padda and Head of Development, Nerida Moore talk about the revised Enterprise Programs and to ask any questions you may have.


The Producer Offset and Co production Unit (POCU) at Screen Australia administers the Producer Offset and Co production programs.

The Producer Offset (PO) is a refundable tax offset (rebate) for producers of Australian feature films, television and other projects.  The PO is worth 40% of qualifying Australian production expenditure (QAPE) for feature films and 20% for other eligible formats such as television, documentary and online.

The Co-production Program has been put in place to encourage production and foster relationships between international filmmakers. In allowing two or more international producers to come together to make a screen project, it provides them with the opportunities to access the resources required to produce projects that will be internationally competitive. The objective of the program is to foster projects that will be truly international in terms of storytelling, budget ranges and the audiences to which they appeal.

The two Enterprise streams are:

  • Enterprise Business & Ideas, which allows an Australian entity (e.g. company) to apply for funding to develop and deliver an innovative screen business proposal, hire a company placement and/or access business-building services.
  • Enterprise People, which allows both emerging and experienced creatives to apply for funding for a domestic or international career placement, and/or other professional development opportunities.


  • Applications open all year, subject to budget availability. Applications will be assessed monthly.
  • Simplified two-stage application process for Enterprise Business & Ideas, mirroring changes made to the rest of the Development Unit’s programs in July 2018.
  • Greater flexibility of proposal duration, including up to two years for business ideas and domestic placements. Part-time placements are also eligible.
  • Expanded funding offering, with one-off Enterprise People funding available for career consultants and mentorships, and one-off Enterprise Business & Ideas funding to develop business plans and get external corporate advice.
  • Opportunities beyond standard company structures, with sole traders and not-for-profits all now able to apply for Business & Ideas.
  • The introduction of a pilot Enterprise Exchange offering, which will give stage two Enterprise Business & Ideas applicants access to free professional advice from leading screen experts to help strengthen their applications.
  • Encouraging co-funded placements, particularly in relation to Enterprise Business & Ideas company placement proposals where the host company contributes to the cost of the staff member.
  • A focus on inclusion, with proposals that can demonstrate they will help redress the underutilisation of female creators and talent from diverse backgrounds being highly regarded.
  • The upper funding limits of both Enterprise Business & Ideas and Enterprise People remain in line with previous iterations of Enterprise, including up to $400,000 for successful company applicants and up to $140,000 for individuals. Drama and documentary-based creators are eligible.

The guidelines for Enterprise Business & Ideas can be found here

The guidelines for Enterprise People can be found here