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State Budget 2024-25: SAFC welcomes State Government investment in the screen industry

05 June 2024
Some of the series so far supported by the ABC-SAFC Content Pipeline Fund (L-R): Gold Diggers, Ladies in Black, Beep and Mort S2, Teenage Boss: Next Level

The SAFC welcomes the State Government’s investment in the South Australian screen sector announced today ahead of the official release of the 2024-25 State Budget.

ABC SAFC Content Pipeline Fund

$7.2 million over three years for the extension of the ABC SAFC Content Pipeline Fund.

Launched in 2023 this exciting screen production partnership between the SAFC and Australia’s national broadcaster is already delivering on its aim to provide a pipeline of quality Australian television production in South Australia, supporting 328 South Australian screen industry jobs* across six ABC productions completed or underway in the state since February 2023.

Productions supported by the fund so far include:

In just its first year the ABC SAFC Content Pipeline Fund has injected more than $21.8 million* into the state’s economy in spend across production and PDV (post-production, digital and visual effects) – supporting South Australian wages, and goods and services from local service companies and suppliers both within and outside the screen industry.

The partnership is also providing valuable opportunities for South Australian production companies to develop new television series for the ABC, as well as ongoing benefits for SA writers, directors and producers to gain prime time television credits.

As well as creating jobs for South Australian screen practitioners, the fund helps create pathways for training and skills development and generates employment in other sectors – for every four South Australian jobs created within the screen sector, another three jobs are supported elsewhere in the economy.

Launched in early 2023 as a three-year initiative, the new State Government investment will extend the fund – complemented by additional investment from the ABC and the Federal Government.

The SAFC welcomes the South Australian Government’s continued support of the screen sector, and supports its vision for a local industry that punches above its weight, tells Australian stories for cultural value, and delivers strong economic benefits for the state.

*Note: unaudited, subject to final acquittals.

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