23 November 2018
Film Victoria and Australian streaming platform Stan are teaming up to provide support to Victorian writers and producers through the new Stan and Film Victoria Development Fund.
Announced this week at the 2018 Screen Forever conference, the two-year program aims to uncover new perspectives and fresh, original stories, leveraging local and global audience demand for premium drama.
The initiative, which will fund the development of up to four high-end projects per year for Stan’s commissioning consideration, is open to all genres, and to both up-and-coming creative talent and established industry players.
Projects funded through this initiative will add to Stan’s reputation for producing innovative dramas and ground-breaking comedies which have entertained viewers and found international audiences on high profile networks in the US, UK and across the globe.
The Stan Originals roster includes two seasons of the award-winning Wolf Creek, the multi-Logie winning series Romper Stomper, and Stan’s first original series No Activity, which has since become a hit US series starring Will Ferrell and Bob Odenkirk.
Stan’s impressive drama slate also includes the Film Victoria supported Bloom, starring Jacki Weaver, Bryan Brown, Phoebe Tonkin and Ryan Corr which will premiere on New Year’s Day.
Applications will be open from 14 December 2018 and close on 29 January 2019. Projects selected for commissioning consideration will be notified in March 2019.