‘Bloom’ was shot in Victoria. 

Stan and Film Victoria launched a two-year development fund today at Screen Forever.

The fund will back the development up to four high-end dramas per year for Stan’s commissioning consideration. The call out is for “bold, disruptive” projects, and the fund is not restricted to a single genre and accessible to creative talent of all experience levels. Stan has a similar fund with Screen Queensland.

Launching the Victorian fund, Stan CEO Mike Sneesby said: “Victoria’s world-class creatives, locations and facilities have already become an intrinsic part of our slate of Stan Original productions through Romper Stomper and Bloom. This new partnership with Film Victoria and the Victorian production sector is an important step in further developing the local production industry. The new Stan and Film Victoria Development Fund embodies our commitment to the continued development and production of high-end drama in Australia for a global audience.”

Caroline Pitcher, Film Victoria CEO, said: “Film Victoria is thrilled to partner with Stan on this exciting new initiative. We’re searching for disruptive, original story concepts that feature diverse and authentic characters set in imaginative locations. We want global audiences hooked on Victorian screen stories. In a short space of time, Stan has become renowned for cutting edge drama, and we’re proud to support this via our important new development initiative.”

Applications will be open from December 14 to January 29, and projects selected for commissioning consideration will be notified in March 2019. More info here.

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