Slate Development

Slate Development is now CLOSED.

Screen NSW is committed to supporting NSW based production companies and is introducing the Slate Development.

The Screen NSW Slate Development is for eligible NSW production companies, and is intended to provide significant development opportunities for all suitable and eligible screen content for any eligible NSW production company that is significantly affected by COVID-19.

Slate Development can be applied for a maximum of $100,000 for a slate of three or more projects for TV Drama, Factual, Features and Online.

Eligible applications are assessed on a rolling basis and will be assessed by the Screen Investment Team.

Potential applicants are advised to contact a Screen Investment Manager email to discuss your application.

Screen NSW hopes you remain safe and well during this time.

How much can I apply for?

Slate Development provides a maximum of $100,000 for a slate of three or more projects.

What can I use the money for?

Funding may be used to fund or contribute to the funding of:

  • development of a slate of three or more appropriate projects from story outline stage onwards, including option payments, writers’ fees, script editors’ fees, script-printing expenses etc. 
  • costs associated with developing and financing projects.
  • fees for the applicant(s) or other key members of creative team(s), who must be NSW residents.
Who is eligible?

Screen NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in the Terms of Trade, which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

The Slate Development program is targeted at significant production businesses in NSW with a commitment to production in NSW and a proven ability to develop a slate of projects.

Applicants must have a slate of more than three projects that would be eligible for NSW development investment and are designed to be produced and/or post produced in NSW.

How and when can I apply?

Slate Development is now CLOSED.


For further information contact:
Development & Production