Partnering with Screen Australia, the Blue Sky Drama Initiative is a program for the development of original and compelling drama series, by Australians for audiences and platforms outside the traditional marketplace.
Blue Sky will provide Australian writers with a unique opportunity to explore from an embryonic stage projects that lend themselves to global exploitation. The scheme will encourage local writing talent to stretch their imaginations and work practices as they work alongside an international script mentor who will challenge and stimulate their thinking and provide an international filter for their work. Where projects are not writer led, i.e. the creator is a director or creative producer, FMA will work with the creator to attach a writer to the project. The successful applicants will be further rewarded with ongoing financial and creative participation in any successful project.
The Initiative will develop and test ambitious ideas for the screen and create materials (bibles and first draft scripts) ready for international exploitation. Two successful applicants in round 1 will participate in:
- 5 day development workshop with an International Script Mentor.
- Consultation and guidance from FMA drama executives and the International Script Mentor as the projects are developed to a bible and then first draft script stage ready for commissioning.
Where the successful applicants are not based in NSW, FMA will provide flights and accommodation accordingly.
For application enquiries please contact Shay Spencer -
Phone: 02 9434 0725
For press enquiries please contact Steven Murphy –
Phone: 0413 842 932
Applications have now closed.