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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group Australia & SAFC announce Matched Market Development Initiative

19 February 2018

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) Content Group Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) are pleased to offer an exciting new opportunity for South Australian screen-writers through a joint Matched Market Development Initiative.  

Applicants will pitch their projects to UPHE with one successful project awarded development funds (from UPHE and the SAFC) and an option agreement with UPHE.

Ultimately, the intention of the initiative is to steer a South Australian project from the page to script with distribution already in place, to assist with the financing of the production.

Deadline to submit one page pitches – 2 April 2018

Shortlisted applicants notified – May 2018

Development meeting with UPHE Executives and Shortlisted Applicants in Adelaide: June 2018 what is on offer?
$20k in total development funding together with an option agreement from UPHE to
develop and distribute the project in Australia.

what projects are eligible?
⁄ Features only (drama or documentary)
⁄ Budget level of $10M AUD or less
⁄ Projects must not be under option by another company
⁄ Projects in any genre can be submitted but special consideration may be
given to the following genres:
• Drama and comedy for the over 50 audience
• Live action family films
• Feature docs – entertainment or sports
• Genre films with killer animal component

Featured image: Universal Pictures logo

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