Press release from Screen Australia

Screen Australia’s program guidelines and terms of trade were introduced in December 2008 and provide the key framework for the organisation’s engagement with the Australian screen industry.

A year later, Screen Australia has reviewed these documents taking into account ongoing industry feedback as well as a commitment to continuous improvement in its operational processes.

The suite of guidelines has been reviewed to better reflect program operation, while still retaining a strong focus on the organisation’s key objectives of supporting creative story-telling, audience engagement and building sustainable businesses.

The terms of trade have been re-written to enhance simplicity and consistency, and reflect the core terms on which Screen Australia will transact business across all its programs.

The revised draft terms of trade and guidelines, as well as a document highlighting key changes, are available at .

Screen Australia will be consulting with key stakeholders including industry guilds and state and territory film agencies over the next five weeks. It is envisaged that final documents will be issued early in 2010. 

Practitioners are encouraged to contact their guild or representative body to make sure it is aware of their views. Feedback can also be sent direct to

Comments are invited until Tuesday 22 December 2009.

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