What is Screen POD?

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. Pitchi – 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.

I’ve already done an Accelerator POD, is there a benefit in doing Screen POD?

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.

Is there out of contact hours work?

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

What contact hours can I expect?

  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.

What is the payment process?

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.

Can I do pitching only?

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

What is the difference between Developer POD and Screen POD?

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.

I am not ACT-based, can I apply for Developer POD?

Developer POD is open to nationwide applicants.

Is this program COVID-safe?

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

What market representatives have previously attended the POD programs?

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