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Screen Australia increasing development funds by 60%

After three months of consultation, Screen Australia has released its 2009 Development and Production Financing Programs. The program includes a raft of changes, including a reduction of the number of development strands from 35 to seven; the introduction of the Enterprise Program, which provide multi-year funding to allow for the development of a slate of projects rather than single-project funding. In 2009/10, Screen Australia will spend more than $10 million on development. For all of the details, see the press release.
December 9, 2008

After three months of consultation, Screen Australia has released its 2009 Development and Production Financing Programs. The program includes a raft of changes, including a reduction of the number of development strands from 35 to seven and the introduction of the Enterprise Program, which provide multi-year funding to allow for the development of a slate of projects rather than a single project. In 2009/10, Screen Australia will spend more than $10 million on development. For all of the details, see the press release.

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