Screen Australia & Dynamic Television Set Scripted Initiative


Screen Australia and Dynamic Television have launched the Dynamic Television Scripted Initiative, which will fund the development of up to four scripted TV projects.

Dynamic Television (Drops of God, Ginny & Georgia, Savage River) is looking to collaborate with Australia’s leading writers and producers. The initiative will focus on serial and procedural dramas, including innovative, high-concept ideas, memorable characters and emotional narratives that target mainstream audiences.

One project will be selected in each of four rounds. Applicants are invited to propose projects with a total development budget of up to $100,000, with Screen Australia and Dynamic Television each contributing 50 percent of the funds.

The selected projects will benefit from Dynamic Television’s option for financing and distribution, under terms to be mutually agreed upon.

Eligibility is for Australian production companies that comply with Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade and have a one-hour per episode TV drama project. The project should have a pilot script and a series outline and be free from any market attachments or existing development deals.

This spans a broad range of genres, including crime, suspense, thriller, family, dramedies and romance.

The initiative exclusively funds Australian creatives and the Australian components of the development budget. Dynamic Television will closely collaborate with successful applicants, providing feedback to ensure projects are crafted for the international marketplace.

COO of Screen Australia, Grainne Brunsdon, said, “This initiative represents a significant opportunity for Australian stories to captivate audiences around the world. Our collaboration with Dynamic Television underscores our commitment to nurturing local talent and amplifying the unique voice of Australian storytelling to a global audience.”

Managing partner of Dynamic, Dan March, said, “When considering how to allocate resources and have a positive impact on Australian drama, we realized Screen Australia is the perfect partner. We are all excited to facilitate new stories from the terrifically talented writers and producers down under.”