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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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