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            APPLICATION FOR PRODUCTION FINANCE 2009
                             FEATURES & THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARIES;
                             TELEVISION DRAMA, CHILDREN’S TELEVISION
Refer to the Screen Australia Program Guidelines – Production Financing 2009 for the specific requirements of your
       application. Different forms are available for broadcast documentaries, short animation and innovation.
                                        See www.screenaustralia.gov.au/production

                Project title
                        aka
   Is the project a          Feature            Theatrical documentary          TV drama           Children’s TV drama

   Amount requested                       $
     Total production budget              $
   Is this application for                    Production or       Post-Production

  Applicant company
                                  ABN


                   Contact name

                Home telephone                                             Work telephone
                            Mobile                                                       Fax
                             Email
                          Address
                                                                              State                   Postcode

  FEES
  The following application fees apply (including GST):
           $54 for budgets less than $500,000
           $132 for budgets $500,000 to less than $2m
           $330 for budgets $2m+

         Cheque attached for the above fee, payable to SCREEN AUSTRALIA, OR

         Payment made by EFT (please ensure you include enough of the project title in the transaction information to identify
         it)
         Account name:                  SCREEN AUSTRALIA - FFC MAIN
         BSB code:                      062 217
         Account number:                0037 9532
         Financial institution:         Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
         Branch address:                Corner Miller & Berry Streets North Sydney NSW Australia 2060
         SWIFT Code:                    CTBAAU2S



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APPLICANT DETAILS
Applicant company
      Applicant’s solicitor
                     Telephone                                                         Fax
                           Email
                        Address
                                                                            State               Postcode

  Applicant’s accountant
                     Telephone                                                         Fax

                           Email
                        Address
                                                                            State               Postcode

       Applicant’s auditor
                     Telephone                                                         Fax
                           Email
                        Address
                                                                            State               Postcode

          Applicant’s bank
                     Telephone                                                         Fax
                        Address
                                                                            State               Postcode

The applicant company undertakes that it (please tick):
    is incorporated in Australia, carries on business in Australia, and has its central management and
   control in the hands of Australian citizens or residents who are not students of a film school or similar
   tertiary film, television or interactive digital media course. Shareholders who are citizens or residents
   of Australia must also control its voting power.
    Attach documents as required in the Summary Checklist
   is not aware of any company or person likely to receive direct financial benefit from the proposed
   Screen Australia investment who is in breach of any obligation under any arrangement they have with
   Screen Australia or any of its predecessors (the AFC, FFC or Film Australia)
    will always act ‘in good faith’ in all their dealings with Screen Australia
    has the capacity and resources to carry out the project that is the subject of the application
   has the right to carry out the project that is the subject of the application (including any relevant
   copyright and clearances)
    Attach documents as required in the Summary Checklist
    has meaningful creative control of the project that is the subject of the application
    is not a television broadcaster or a company owned or controlled by a broadcaster



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PROJECT DETAILS
TYPE                                                          MARKET ATTACHMENT REQUIREMENTS
(please tick as appropriate)                                  (please tick to indicate arrangements are in place, and attach
                                                              documents as requested in the Summary Checklist
FEATURES & THEATRICAL DOCS
     Offset project*
                                                                    Australian distributor:
     Non-Offset project*
                                                                    International sales agent:

     Non-Offset project* applying in specific
                                                              Not required
      bi-annual Non-Offset funding round
TV DRAMA
     Offset project*
        Mini-series up to 9 hours                                   Domestic presale – broadcaster
        Mini-series 9-13 hours (>$400k/hour)
        Single telemovie                                            International sales agent:
        Telemovie package (2-3)

     Non-Offset project (Low-budget TV drama)*
       4–8 x half hour episodes                                     Domestic presale – broadcaster
       2–4 x one hour episodes
CHILDREN’S TV DRAMA

     Mini-series                                                    Domestic presale – broadcaster
     Animated mini-series
     Single telemovie                                               C-classification certificate (not required for ABC/SBS presales)
     Telemovie package
                                                              International presale in
                                                                    one major territory:                                                  OR

                                                                    two other territories:                                                OR

                                                                    not attached (distinctly Australian program)


                                                                    International sales agent:

* ‘Offset’ and ‘non-Offset’ refer to whether or not the project would be eligible for the Producer Offset in terms of qualifying expenditure

Is the project an Official Co-production?                        No
                                                                 Yes – Australian majority?    Yes    No
                                                               Attach documents as required in the Summary Checklist
Does the project have Provisional Certification for the Producer Offset?
                                                                   Not eligible          Applied for          Certified
                                                               Attach documents as required in the Summary Checklist
Duration, format and gauge:
  Duration (length; mins/episode                                                No. episodes (if relevant)
                        Shoot Format                                                           Finish Format
                        Shoot Gauge                                                            Finish Gauge

Genre:                   Drama                Comedy                       Horror               Thriller           Action
                         Adventure            Science Fiction               Musical
                        Other

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Setting and period
              Setting                                                                                                                  Period (circa)

Logline – Please provide a short statement capturing the essence of the project. (May be used for
press release purposes)

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Has this project received development funding?                                                                                                       Yes                         No
If yes, please provide details?
              Year                                                                                                    Source                                                                                  Amount
                                                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                  $

TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                             $

Previous submissions for development or production funding – Please indicate any previous
submissions of this project to other state and federal government agencies, including Screen Australia
predecessor agencies AFC, FFC.
Agency                                                                                      Year                             Type of funding                                                                                 Successful?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes               No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes               No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes               No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes               No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes               No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes               No


Please list any former titles:


INDIGENOUS CONTENT/TEAM

Where there is Indigenous community participation or content involved in the project, written confirmation of
the willingness of both the subject(s) and the community to be involved in the project is essential. If you have
not yet consulted with the individual/community, or the content is not specific to a particular community or
person/s, please explain how you intend to manage the Indigenous content with regard to appropriate
protocols, i.e. what research has been done to date and what provision or thought has been given to
consultation on the material (See Indigenous Communication, Consultation and Consent – last page of
guidelines).
Does your project have:                                                   Indigenous content?                                                                                                      Yes                 No
                                                                          An Indigenous producer, director or writer?                                                                              Yes                 No




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PRODUCTION DETAILS
Key Production Personnel
                                                                                       Australian                               Principal place of                                                                   Contact phone
                                                                                                                                                                                   Proposed/
Role                            Name                                                   citizen/                                 residence for last                                                                   number where
                                                                                                                                                                                   Confirmed
                                                                                       resident                                 6 months                                                                             available
KEY CREATIVES
                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
Producer                                                                                       Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
Director                                                                                       Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
Writer                                                                                         Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
                                                                                               Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

OTHER PERSONNEL
Script                                                                                                                                                                                     Prop’ed
                                                                                               Yes               No
Editor                                                                                                                                                                             Conf’ed

                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
D.O.P                                                                                          Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
Editor                                                                                         Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
Composer                                                                                       Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

Production                                                                                                                                                                                 Prop’ed
                                                                                               Yes               No
Manager                                                                                                                                                                            Conf’ed

                                                                                                                                                                                           Prop’ed
                                                                                               Yes               No
                                                                                                                                                                                   Conf’ed

 Attach documents as required in Summary Checklist, including CVs and a statement from the project’s creative
team detailing their creative vision for the project

Key Cast
Name
                                                                                                                  Proposed                              Confirmed

                                                                                                                  Proposed                              Confirmed

                                                                                                                  Proposed                              Confirmed

                                                                                                                  Proposed                              Confirmed

Non-Australian Components – Please specify any non-Australian components of the project (such
as location, investors, cast or crew).
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BUDGET, FINANCING, SCHEDULE
          Proposed total $
      production budget (including Screen Australia delivery items, administration and legal fees
 Attach detailed budget and budget summary as per Summary Checklist.

Proposed financing:
 Finance source                                         Local/                            Type of Investment                                         Amount                               Status                               % of
                                                        foreign                           (eg equity, loan, DG,                                                                                                                Budget
                                                                                          presale etc)
                                                                Local                                                                                                                             Requested
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                Foreign                                                                                                                           Confirmed
                                                                Local                                                                                                                             Requested
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                Foreign                                                                                                                           Confirmed
                                                                Local                                                                                                                             Requested
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                Foreign                                                                                                                           Confirmed
                                                                Local                                                                                                                             Requested
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                Foreign                                                                                                                           Confirmed
                                                                Local                                                                                                                             Requested
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                Foreign                                                                                                                           Confirmed
                                                                Local                                                                                                                             Requested
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                Foreign                                                                                                                           Confirmed
                                                                Local                                                                                                                             Requested
                                                                                                                                                     $
                                                                Foreign                                                                                                                           Confirmed
 Total                                                                                                                                               $                                                                         100%

 Attach detailed financing plan and recoupment structure as per Summary Checklist.

Producer Offset – If the project would be eligible to apply for the Producer Offset it must be
included in the finance plan. Please indicate how you propose to cashflow it.
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State spend – Please detail anticipated ‘state spend’ of the Budget
 State                                    Anticipated Spend                                                                                                                    % of Budget
 New South Wales                          $
 Victoria                                 $
 Queensland                               $
 Western Australia                        $
 South Australia                          $
 Tasmania                                 $
 Overseas                                 $
 Total                                    $                                                                                                                                    100%

Completion Guarantor
Do you have a completion Guarantor for the Project?                                                                           Yes                    No
 If yes, attach letter of intent as per Summary Checklist.

Schedules
 Attach summary production schedule and one-line shooting schedule as per Summary Checklist.




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SUMMARY CHECKLIST
Before you send in your application, please:
• Read Screen Australia’s guidelines for the program you are applying for
  (see www.screenaustralia.gov.au/production).
• Complete all questions on this application form.
• Compile the application materials listed below.
• Include the required application fee (see page 1)


APPLICATION MATERIALS
Please provide THREE COPIES OF EVERYTHING including the application form, audiovisual and supporting
materials, and documentation listed in the checklist, except for chain of title documents, where only one copy is
required.
Please supply paper materials in loose leaf form, i.e. in ring binders or clipped; NOT bound or in plastic
sleeves (except for disks)
In addition, for items indicated , please provide soft copy on disk or by email as well as paper copies.

APPLICANT INFORMATION :
            Certificate of incorporation of the applicant company.
            List of the names and addresses of the company directors, indicating whether they are Australian citizens
            or residents
RIGHTS
            Brief statement setting out the applicant’s right to make the film
            ONE COPY ONLY of all documents in the chain of title establishing the applicant's right to make the film
            including script development agreements and a brief description of the applicant's rights to make the film
            and the sources and amounts of any script development funding, including any previous GDI funding or
            Producer Fellowships.
SCRIPT:
            One-paragraph logline and One-page synopsis (also fill out the logline on page 4 of this form). (See the
           Screen Australia publication What is a Synopsis? An Outline? A Treatment?)
            FOR FEATURES: Full and complete script, including date and draft number, presented according to
           industry standards – even if applying for post-production funding.
            FOR TV DRAMA MINISERIES AND CHILDREN'S TV SERIES: Outline or series bible, with at least
           3 network-approved scripts.

           FOR TV DRAMA AND CHILDREN'S TELEMOVIES: Completed script signed off by the network.

CREATIVE POTENTIAL
            Statement from the project’s creative team detailing their creative vision for the project.
    
            CVs for all key production personnel including past successes, relevant experience and creative
           achievements. (NB: All applicants are required to supply DVDs of relevant previous work.)

           Any relevant cast deal memos/agreements.

AUDIENCE POTENTIAL

           Statement describing the intended audience for the project.

           Marketing strategy articulating how it is proposed to sell the project to the intended audience.

           Statement detailing the proposed distribution strategy for Australia.

           Statement detailing proposed international distribution strategy.

           Statement detailing proposed cross platform strategy for project commercialisation.

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SUMMARY CHECKLIST (continued)
COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL

           Proposed finance plan with an outline of proposed recoupment structure and profit and copyright
            shares

           A breakdown of non Screen Australia finance with all deal memos and draft agreements.

           For Offset projects, details of the Producer Offset cashflow provider and terms sheet

           Revenue projections (if available) and your source of these projections.

           All deal memos, agreements and draft agreements in relation to marketing and distribution, including a
            summary of all deals with distributors, sales agents and broadcasters including territories/rights, duration,
            commissions (specify whether inclusive of sub-distributors), amount of advance or guarantee and when
            payable and any P&A commitments.
            Current Completion Guarantor letter of intent where relevant, which shows the date of budget, the correct
            budget amount, the bond fee.
PROJECT VIABILITY

           Detailed budget and budget summary using revised standard Screen Australia A-Z budget form available
            from www.screenaustralia.gov.au/a-zbudget.) Offset projects should use the QAPE version. Budgets may
            also be submitted in Movie Magic or EP formats.
            All quotes to support your budget eg. camera, insurance, picture post, sound post, and editing facilities

           A marketing budget including description of delivery items to proposed distributors, sales agents and
            broadcasters.
            A summary production schedule from start of pre production to delivery, including rough cut and fine cut /
           answer print dates.

           A one-line shooting schedule and relevant cast breakdowns on which budget is based.


OTHER MATTERS::
            Offset projects: Copy of full application for Producer Offset provisional certification, and provisional
            certificate if issued.
            10BA certificate and application if relevant
            Co-productions: Copy of full application for co-production status if relevant, and certificate if issued.
            Children’s TV only: Copy of application for C program classification and ACMA decision if issued
            Where there is Indigenous community participation or content involved in the project, written
            confirmation of the willingness of both the subject(s) and the community to be involved in the project is
            essential. (See page 5 of this form and ‘Indigenous Content or Participation’ in the guidelines.)




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DECLARATION

Do you (the contracting party) or any other members of the team have any outstanding contractual
obligations to Screen Australia or its predecessors on another project (eg delivery items)?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes                No

If yes, please provide details:                                               Screen Australia                               AFC                FFC                Film Australia

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Do you (the contracting party) or any other members of the team have any outstanding debts (gross proceeds
not passed on or GDI repayments not made) to Screen Australia or its predecessors?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes                                  No

If yes, please provide details:                                               Screen Australia                               AFC                FFC                Film Australia

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SIGNATURE
I/We declare that the information provided herein and in the supporting documentation submitted with this
application is complete and accurate. I/We also hold all rights (including copyright) in the project and will
provide evidence of this ownership if Screen Australia wishes to fund the project.
                                  SIGNATURE(S) OF APPLICANT(S):




                                                                                                       DATE:                               –                     –
                                                                                                                             DAY                   MON                      YEAR




TIME TAKEN TO FILL IN THIS APPLICATION FORM
It is a Federal Government requirement that Screen Australia provide statistics on the time taken by applicants
to complete Screen Australia application forms. It would assist us to meet this requirement if you provided the
following information:
Time take to complete this application form (Do NOT include time taken to prepare supplementary
documentation).
                              Hours                                                        Minutes




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•   Applications should be sent to either of the addresses listed below.
•   Screen Australia may request further information or material in relation to a project. However, requests for
    further information should not be taken as an indication that Screen Australia will invest in a project.
•   Screen Australia will retain one copy of all core paper-based application material for our records. Application
    materials will not be returned. All paper-based and audiovisual material will be destroyed by secure
    document destruction.



                                 SCREEN AUSTRALIA CONTACT ADDRESSES
                                     Applications and enquiries can be forwarded to:
                   Screen Australia                                                  Screen Australia
            Production Financing Programs                                     Production Financing Programs
                    GPO Box 3984                                                       PO Box 404
                SYDNEY NSW 2001                                               SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC 3205

                                                                                       or delivered to:
                    Level 4                                                            Level 1
                 150 William St                                                      144 Moray St
           WOOLLOOMOOLOO NSW 2011                                             SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC 3205


       Drama Investment Assistant Sydney:                                Drama Investment Coordinator Melbourne:
     amanda.lansdowne@screenaustralia.gov.au                              stephanie.dow@screenaustralia.gov.au

                                                Toll Free (available nationally):
                                                         1800 213 099



        Screen Australia application forms, guidelines and supporting material may be accessed at
                                  www.screenaustralia.gov.au/production




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DIVERSITY FORM – PRODUCTION FINANCING

Screen Australia is committed to the responsive, equitable and effective delivery of its services and
activities to a diverse population.
In order to assist in monitoring Screen Australia’s performance in relation to diversity, it would be greatly
appreciated if you would complete this form and include it with your application. This information is removed
prior to processing of applications and is only used to generate aggregated statistics.
Thank you for your assistance.


 Date of application:                                                  –            –

Please tick the relevant boxes (copy this form if necessary):


  Role in this                   Producer                        Director                          Writer
  application

  Name

  Gender                             Male        Female              Male        Female               Male        Female

  Country of birth                   Australia                       Australia                        Australia
                                     Other                           Other                            Other
                                 Specify:                        Specify:                          Specify:

  Are you of Aboriginal or           Yes       No                    Yes       No                     Yes       No
  Torres Strait Islander
  descent?
  Do you speak a                     Yes     No, English only        Yes     No, English only         Yes     No, English only
  language other than
  English at home?

      If yes:
    - Specify language
    spoken at home:

    - How well do you                Very well                      Very well                         Very well
    speak English?                   Well                           Well                              Well
                                     Not well                       Not well                          Not well
                                     Not well at all                Not well at all                   Not well at all

  Do you have a                      Yes       No                    Yes       No                     Yes       No
  disability?

  If yes, please specify:




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