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                                                                         App. No. ........................ … Rec ……………………..
                                                                         PE Eligible:…………………

                                                                       APPLICATION FOR (please indicate program):
                                                                                    General Documentary Program,

 FUNDING APPLICATION:                                                  OR
                                                                                    – for   Production or   Post-production
                                                                                    National Documentary Program

 DOCUMENTARY                                                           OR           International Program
                                                                       FUNDING ROUND DEADLINE DATE:

 PRODUCTION                                                               I AM ALSO APPLYING FOR PRODUCER EQUITY
                                                                         – IF SO, HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THE
 (except Signature Documentary)                                              PRODUCER OFFSET?               Yes        No
                                                                             If yes, please advise the Producer Offset & Co-production Unit
                                                                             that your project is no longer eligible for the Producer Offset.

 Please make sure you:
  indicate which program you are applying to above, and read Screen Australia’s guidelines for that program;
     see www.screenaustralia.gov.au/documentary
  complete all questions on this application form
  compile the supporting documentation specified on pages 8–9.
 The fields in this form expand as you type. You can use the tab key to jump to the next field.


  APPLICANT COMPANY                                                                                        ABN

  Is this an SPV company?            No   Yes    If YES, you will need to provide details of the parent company/ies in section 8 of this form.

INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT/S
         (Generally, the project’s                                                    Role:                                 Male      Female
                      producer/s)

                                                                                      Role:                                 Male      Female

                                                                                      Role:                                 Male      Female

CONTACT DETAILS FOR APPLICANT COMPANY ABOVE
                       Address
                                                                                State                            Postcode

               Contact name                                                                   Position
            Home telephone                                                   Work telephone
                         Mobile                                                            Fax
                          Email

           PROJECT TITLE

 AKA (list any former titles)

        Amount requested             $                                             Total budget     $
     One-off documentary of               mins      OR          Series of           episodes of            mins each         $          /ep

      Domestic broadcaster
     (required for all programs)

   International sales agent
     (required for International)

PREVIOUS SUBMISSIONS
Please indicate whether this project been submitted previously (irrespective of whether the application was successful) to:

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   the AFC            Film Australia         the FFC            Screen Australia        Not previously submitted
 1. PROJECT CREATIVE DETAILS

FORMAT
                     Shoot format                                          Distribution format:


SYNOPSIS (refer to Screen Australia handout What is a Synopsis? An Outline? A Treatment?)
ONE LINE SYNOPSIS (LOGLINE)




ONE PARAGRAPH SYNOPSIS




KEY PRINCIPALS
                                                                                                                     Australian
 Role                     Name                     Confirmed?     Mobile                Email                        resident/ citizen?

 Producer/s                                          [select]                                                             [select]

                                                     [select]                                                             [select]

                                                     [select]                                                             [select]

 Director                                            [select]                                                             [select]

 Writer                                              [select]                                                             [select]

 Editor                                              [select]                                                             [select]

                                                     [select]                                                             [select]

                                                     [select]                                                             [select]

Please indicate if the project has an Indigenous         producer        director      writer       no Indigenous principals

KEY CREW (where applicable)
                                                                                                                     Australian
 Role                     Name                                                                        Confirmed?
                                                                                                                     resident/ citizen?

 D.O.P.                                                                                                 [select]          [select]

 Composer                                                                                               [select]          [select]

 Prod. Manager                                                                                          [select]          [select]

                                                                                                        [select]          [select]

                                                                                                        [select]          [select]

                                                                                                        [select]          [select]


NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM (NDP): CONTENT AREAS
For applications to the NDP only, please indicate which of the following content areas your project is relevant to:
            Art and culture                          Contemporary and social issues, including social history
            Science and the environment              National history and identity

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 2. COPYRIGHT AND CLEARANCES

The applicant must either hold the rights or have an appropriate option to acquire the rights necessary to produce the
project. This includes, for example, the copyright in a script or treatment, and the right to make the project if it is based on
another work such as a book, format, unpublished manuscript, etc).
(a) Please list all the works on which the project will be based and provide the requested information for each
       Type of work      [select]                                               Is it your own original work? [select]
             If NO:

                      Who is the rights owner?

                      What is the title of the work?

                      Who is the author or creator of the
                      work if not the rights owner?

                      Do you hold the necessary rights in this work to enable you to make the project? [select]
                         If YES, under what kind of agreement? (eg a writer’s agreement, option or assignment agreement)



                         If you have an option, what year was this acquired?                            Expiry date

       Type of work      [select]                                               Is it your own original work? [select]
             If NO:

                      Who is the rights owner?

                      What is the title of the work?

                      Who is the author or creator of the
                      work if not the rights owner?

                      Do you hold the necessary rights in this work to enable you to make the project? [select]
                         If YES, under what kind of agreement? (eg a writer’s agreement, option or assignment agreement)



                         If you have an option, what year was this acquired?                            Expiry date

 (b)    If you currently DO NOT hold the all rights necessary to make the project, please describe the rights you
        need and how you intend to secure these rights:




 (c) Is the project partly or wholly based on a real life event or person? [select]
       If yes, please provide details, including whether releases or access agreements have been obtained.




 (d) Is the project dependent on obtaining releases or access agreements from individuals or bodies such as local
     councils, government or private organisations? [select]
       If yes, please detail the type of release/s or agreement/s required and whether you have a signed copy.




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     INDIGENOUS CONTENT OR PARTICIPATION

     Does the project involve Indigenous content or the participation of Indigenous people?                                                       Yes           No
     If YES, briefly describe the nature of the involvement and how you are managing the Indigenous content or participation
     with regard to appropriate protocols, including the type of release or agreement you have obtained. (See ‘Indigenous
     Content or Participation’ at www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding/business/Indigenous_Content.aspx)




     3. PROJECT STATUS

Does the project have Provisional Certification for the Producer Offset?
                    Not eligible    Applied for*       Provisional Certificate attached
                                                   (*Note: provisional Offset certification must be obtained before the Decision Meeting at which the project will be considered)

Is the project intended to be an Official Co-production?
                              No            Yes: with (country)                                                                   Australian majority?           Yes       No

                                          Foreign co-producer

     Current status:          Letter of Preliminary Compliance attached                            Provisional approval applied for*
                          (*Note: provisional co-production approval must be obtained before the Decision Meeting at which the project will be considered)



     4. PREVIOUS FUNDING

Please indicate any previous development or other funding provided to this project:
1. By Screen Australia or its predecessor agencies (for Enterprise Program companies, this should include any
development funds allocated to this project from Enterprise funds)
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Agency/ Funder                                            Year                   Description                                                      Amount
                                                                                                                                                                   $

                                                                                                                                                                   $

                                                                                                                                                                   $

     TOTAL (this should be included in your finance plan and will form part of Screen Australia’s total investment in the project)                                 $

2. By other entities, including State and Federal government agencies, broadcasters or other third-party investors.
Agency/ Funder                                            Year                   Description                                                      Amount
                                                                                                                                                                   $

                                                                                                                                                                   $

                                                                                                                                                                   $

                                                                                TOTAL                                                                              $




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    5. BUDGET AND FINANCING

As specified in the Supporting Documentation checklist, you must attach:
    A detailed budget and budget summary using the standard Screen Australia A-Z budget format available from
     www.screenaustralia.gov.au/a-zbudget. Budget must include line items for the creation of a study guide, for Screen
     Australia administration and legal fees, and for completion guarantor bond.
     See also www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding/business/Applicant_info.aspx for general budget requirements.
    A finance plan spreadsheet using the template available from www.screenaustralia.gov.au/documentary


    6. DEAL SUMMARIES

MARKETPLACE DEAL SUMMARY
      BROADCASTER/
                                                                                                              Domestic     International
          CHANNEL
             Licence fee     $        /hour                     Term of agreement            years        Number of runs
               Territories
     Holdback on domestic channels                 months                     On international channels             months
         Rights included         Catch-up     Program website     VOD/pay-per-view        Free online download      Free mobile download

      Additional rights or
     non-standard terms


      BROADCASTER/
                                                                                                         Domestic     International
          CHANNEL
             Licence fee     $        /hour                     Term of agreement            years        Number of runs
               Territories
     Holdback on domestic channels                 months                     On international channels             months
         Rights included         Catch-up     Program website     VOD/pay-per-view        Free online download      Free mobile download

      Additional rights or
     non-standard terms



      BROADCASTER/
                                                                                                         Domestic     International
          CHANNEL
             Licence fee     $        /hour                     Term of agreement            years        Number of runs
               Territories
     Holdback on domestic channels                 months                     On international channels             months
         Rights included         Catch-up     Program website     VOD/pay-per-view        Free online download      Free mobile download

      Additional rights or
     non-standard terms




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      SALES AGENT/
                                                                                                           Domestic     International
       DISTRIBUTOR
               Advance      $                                                 Term of agreement                    years
             Distribution commission               %                        Distribution expenses      $
              Territories
    Holdback on domestic channels                  months                     On international channels               months
        Rights included       All rights List any exclusions:
                            OR the following specific rights:
                              TV       Cinema release         Home video/DVD      Non-theatrical      Download to own
                              Online content       Mobile content      Transport and hotel     Clip licensing
    Additional rights or
   non-standard terms




      SALES AGENT/
                                                                                                           Domestic     International
       DISTRIBUTOR
               Advance      $                                                 Term of agreement                    years
             Distribution commission               %                        Distribution expenses      $
              Territories
    Holdback on domestic channels                  months                     On international channels               months
        Rights included       All rights List any exclusions:
                            OR the following specific rights:
                              TV       Cinema release         Home video/DVD      Non-theatrical      Download to own
                              Online content       Mobile content      Transport and hotel    Clip licensing
    Additional rights or
   non-standard terms




 7. SCHEDULE

PROPOSED PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
                                                                Date
 Start of pre-production
 Start of production (principal photography)
 Start of post-production
 Rough cut viewing
 Picture edit complete
 Sound edit complete
 Project complete
 Delivery
 Audit complete




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 8. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

PARENT COMPANY/IES IF APPLICANT COMPANY IS AN SPV:

           Company name                                                                             ABN
               Contact name                                                              Position
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode

           Company name                                                                             ABN
               Contact name                                                              Position
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode

           Company name                                                                             ABN
               Contact name                                                              Position
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode

BUSINESS CONTACTS: Please complete the following details where known.
      Applicants’ solicitor                                                     Contact name
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode

   Applicants’ accountant                                                       Contact name
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode

       Applicants’ auditor                                                      Contact name
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode

    Completion guarantor                                                        Contact name
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode

   Post-production house                                                        Contact name
                  Telephone                                             Email
                     Address
                                                                        State                              Postcode
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 9. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
 Provide the supporting documentation specified below. In addition to the materials required for all applications, there are
 specific requirements for the National Documentary Program, and for post-production funding.
 YOU MUST PROVIDE:
    ONE PAPER COPY of everything (TWO COPIES if there is Indigenous content or participation).
     Please supply paper materials in loose leaf form, ie in ring binders or clipped; NOT bound or stapled or in
     plastic sleeves (except for disks).
    A COMPLETE SOFT COPY of all materials, including the application form, on CD, DVD or USB flash drive.

 ALL APPLICATIONS
 APPLICANT COMPANY DETAILS (please also provide for parent companies if the applicant company is an SPV)
      List of the names and addresses of all company directors, indicating whether they are Australian citizens or residents.
      Recent (within last 28 days) ASIC Company Extract document – see www.search.asic.gov.au/gns001.html.

 PROJECT CREATIVE DETAILS
      Up to 200-word bio for all key creatives. Include past successes, relevant experience and current creative
      achievements. Do not attach CVs.
      Final outline or treatment (see Screen Australia publication What is a Synopsis? An Outline? A Treatment?).
      Full script (in advanced stage of development), including date and draft number, presented to industry standard.
      A statement from the project’s creative team detailing their creative vision for the project. This should include national
      and cultural significance, distinctiveness and proposed cross platform strategy.
      Description of strategies for connecting with local and international audiences including multi-platform distribution.

 COPYRIGHT & CLEARANCES
      All Chain of Title documents, including all rights and development agreements (eg, option agreements, extension of
      option agreements, writer’s agreements, quitclaim deeds and co-development agreements). All chain of title
      documents should be signed and dated.
      All available and relevant cast/presenter/interviewee/access deal memos and/or agreements.
      Where there is Indigenous community participation or content, written confirmation of the willingness of both the
      subject(s) and the community to be involved in the project. (See www.screenaustralia.gov.au/Indigenous_Content.)
 BUDGET & FINANCING
      Finance plan, using the Excel template available from www.screenaustralia.gov.au/documentary. Please include the
      dates of confirmation of any state agency funding or any other finance pending.
      All relevant deal memos/agreements/letters of offer in relation to marketing and distribution.
      Please note: a signed deal memo or letter of offer including term sheets must be attached for ALL marketplace or
      equity attachments in the finance plan.
      Documented evidence relating to any private equity investment.
      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. Budget must include line items
      for the creation of a study guide, for Screen Australia administration and legal fees, and for the Completion Guarantor’s
      bond fee. Details of the promotion/marketing budget (1 page) should also be supplied.
      If necessary, budget narrative to explain details of line items.
      Supporting quotes (camera hire, insurances, picture post, sound post).
      For Producer Offset projects: cashflow provider and documentation.

 PROJECT STATUS
      Producer Offset qualifying projects (other than co-productions):
      - Copy of completed application form for provisional certification
      - Confirmation email as proof of lodgement
      - Provisional Certificate if issued.
      Co-productions:
      - Letter of Preliminary Compliance if issued
      - Copy of completed application for provisional co-production approval (Form A)
      - Copy of completed application for a Producer Offset Provisional Certificate (Form B)
      - Confirmation email as proof of lodgement.
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 9. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION (continued)
 NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
 All the material listed under ‘All applications’ plus:
      A detailed statement on the project’s relevance to the NDP core content areas.
      A statement explaining the heritage value of the project to the national documentary slate.
      Ensure that the budget includes a detailed costing of the NDP delivery items to the NFSAA.
 POST-PRODUCTION FUNDING
 All the material listed under ‘All applications’ plus:
      Assembly, rough or fine cut or compile of project on DVD (3 copies). (Please note these will not be returned.)
      Signed letter of offer or domestic presale licence where the licence fee matches the amount requested from Screen
      Australia.


 10. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

 Do the Applicant Company, related parties or Individual Applicants have any outstanding debts (eg debts under P & A
 loan agreements, gross proceeds not paid as required or GDI repayments not made) to Screen Australia or its
 predecessors?
    No                            Yes, to                    Screen Australia                                    AFC                        FFC                     Film Australia                         If YES, please provide details:
         .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................




 Do the Applicant Company, related parties or Individual Applicants have any other outstanding contractual obligations
 to Screen Australia or its predecessors on another project (eg outstanding delivery items, audits, cost reports, recoupment
 reports)?

    No                            Yes, to                    Screen Australia                                    AFC                        FFC                     Film Australia                        If YES, please provide details:
         .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................




The Applicant Company undertakes that (please check each box):
   it is incorporated in Australia, carries on business in Australia, and has its central management and control in Australia
   it is not a broadcaster, a related body corporate of a broadcaster, or a company jointly owned by one or more
   broadcasters.

The Individual Applicants undertake that (please check each box):
   they are Australian citizens or residents
   they are not full-time tertiary film students
   they are not employees of a broadcaster, related body corporate, or company jointly owned by one or more
   broadcasters.

Both the Applicant Company and Individual Applicants undertake that (please check each box):
   they will always act ‘in good faith’ in all their dealings with Screen Australia
   they have the capacity and resources to carry out the project that is the subject of the application
   they have the right to carry out the project that is the subject of the application (including any relevant copyright and
   clearances)
   they have meaningful creative control of the project that is the subject of the application.




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 11. DECLARATION

 I, the undersigned, as authorised representative of the Applicant Company and Individual Applicants, declare that:
 (a) the information provided herein and in the supporting documentation submitted with this application is complete and
 accurate; and
 (b) the Applicant Company and the Individual Applicants have read and agreed to the Screen Australia Terms of Trade
 and the documentary funding guidelines.

                                          SIGNATURE:

                                                 NAME:


                                                  DATE:            –          –
                                                            DAY        MON         YEAR



 12. SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

 •   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
                                 sent to:                                        delivered to:
                             Screen Australia                                  Screen Australia
                           Program Operations                               Program Operations
                              GPO Box 3984                                  Level 4, 150 William St
                           SYDNEY NSW 2001                             WOOLLOOMOOLOO NSW 2011
                                            documentary@screenaustralia.gov.au
                                 Documentary Toll Free (available nationally): 1800 251 601

     Application forms, guidelines and handouts may be accessed at www.screenaustralia.gov.au/documentary




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