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Struggling to get your work properly developed and written?
Sick of second-guessing what producers want?
Given up trying to get your work read by the market?
We feel your pain.
To help you move faster, and be more successful, Screen Canberra has developed what industry insiders believe is Australia’s most effective program for screen development.

DEVELOP AND PITCH PROJECTS PRODUCERS WANT

THE PROCESS

Learn and apply industry standard analytical tools

Undestand the nature and business of development

Build flexible development habits, suited to your needs

THE PROJECT

Generate a multitude of fresh ideas for marketable screen productions

Collaborate in a virtual writers room, and receive expert feedback

Learn and practise the discipline and routine of writing for screen

THE PITCH

Understand the various aspects of pitching in the screen industry

Develop and practise an effective pitch for your own screen project

Conduct industry standard pitch meetings with leading producers

SCREEN POD ALUMNI

Erin Foy

Accelerator TV POD 2017 & Accelerator TV POD 2019 The personal and professional connections I've made as a result of the POD are beyond value

Tom Armstrong

Accelerator TV POD 2019 I found it incredibly rewarding and I'm now developing my concept with some talented industry professionals

Bruce Davie

POD Alumni At the very least, POD is a fantastic networking opportunity. At best, it is the start of a career

Claudia Cooney

POD Alumni POD allowed me to develop the skills and knowledge to craft my idea in a supportive environment and establish relationships

BK Lyon

Accelerator TV POD 2020 I highly recommend the program if you have difficulties moving the project down the line

POD Alumni

Joshua Koske In a matter of months, POD provides knowledge and connections that traditionally take years to foster

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SCREEN POD FAQS

Screen POD is a format-agnostic and market driven program delivered in three streams: Process, Project, and Pitch.

  1. Process – focusing on learning the discipline of writing for screen.
  2. Project – putting the theory-based learning into practice – with the assistance and guidance of a trained Developer.
  3. Pitch – pitching developed concepts to market.

It is advised that people who haven’t previously attended POD, or have little screenwriting experience, take part in all three streams.

Screen POD has been redesigned to suit participants at different stages of their writing development. Having previously been format based (TV or film), Screen POD is now format-agnostic. Some returning participants use POD to bring a new project to the market-ready stage.

Yes, your in-progress development documents will be submitted throughout the course – these are to be completed within your own time.

  1. Process; 1 hour every fortnight
  2. Project; 3-4 hours every fortnight – at the discretion of the Developer
  3. Pitching; 3 two-day sessions.

Payment for Screen POD can either be made in a lump sum before the program begins or via a payment plan. Payment plans are a set amount on a regular payment schedule – all payment must be made before the final pitching session.

All but a few sessions are recorded and accessible for you to catch-up later at your own pace – or rewatch!

Yes. However, to qualify you must have some proven industry experience or have previously completed at least two Accelerator PODs.

Developer POD is an application-based program for evolving script developers. The ‘Developers’ are the team leaders who help assist and cultivate concept ideas with Screen POD participants.

Developer POD is open to nationwide applicants.

Previously taking place face-to-face, the program has been adapted to be COVID-safe and now takes place via an online classroom.

Studio Canal
Princess Pictures
Goalpost Pictures
Universal Pictures
Roadshow Rough Diamond
Matchbox Pictures
Ruby Entertainment
Northern Pictures
Easy Tiger
Hopscotch
Hoodlum Entertainment
Transmission Films
Arcadia
Odin’s Eye Entertainment
Bonsai Films
Playmaker Media