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FITV12-250: Advanced Screen Business (Project Development)


In this advanced subject, students work on a major student screen project in teams, to research and develop extensive pre-production materials, such as script development, schedule, budget, locations, casting, on-set safety etc. Students study the many factors which impact the production process, including contracts, copyright laws, business start-up, and other financial aspects. Students pitch their developed projects to a selection panel in a competitive process. Projects selected by the panel are then given the greenlight to go into production in the following semester in the subject Graduation Screen Project.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Prepare a concept document for a short film, or other screen project, and pitch it to a selection panel. 2. Describe the requirements and responsibilities of specified crew roles. 3. Develop the finance, marketing, and distribution business case for a short film, or other screen project. 4. Develop a short film, or other screen project, project through to the end of the pre-production stage.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/2021