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Cash Flow Facility

It is possible to cash flow both the Producer Offset and a Distribution Guarantee or Licence Fee on the same project up to the stated limit of $3M per project, production company or group of companies.

Cash Flow Facility for Producer Offset Loans

Funds are available to producers to cash flow the Producer Offset. The maximum exposure to any project, production company or group of companies (including principals of the production company and any associated company, partnership or other related entity), cannot exceed $3M.

The program provides cash flow loans for projects eligible for the Producer Offset - feature films and non-feature films (television or on-line delivery).

We may cash flow an amount up to the equivalent Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE) spend guaranteed by a completion guarantor approved by Film Victoria, which will generally be up to 85% of the total anticipated Producer Offset refund. If an approved completion guarantor bonds greater than 85% of the QAPE spend on a project, Film Victoria may consider cash flowing a higher percentage of the anticipated Producer Offset refund, to a maximum of 90%.

Our Cash Flow Facility for the Producer Offset is only available to producers who have received a Provisional Certificate for the Producer Offset from Screen Australia.

Cash Flow Facility for Distribution Guarantees and Licence Fees

This program provides producers with the ability to cash flow loans for feature films and non-feature films (television or on-line delivery) including live action, factual, animation and electronic game projects. The cash flow loan is secured against the distribution guarantee or licence fee from distributors, broadcasters, sales agents and or game publishers and additional security may be required in certain circumstances.
Where the distribution guarantee or licence fee is from an international distributor, sales agent, broadcaster or game publisher, a minimum of 50% of the distribution guarantee or licence fee must be cash flowed into the budget.

The maximum exposure to any project, production company or group of companies (including principals of the production company and any associated company, partnership or other related entity) and/or distributor, sales agent, broadcaster or publisher cannot exceed $3M.

Applications for both the Producer Offset Cash Flow Loan and Distribution Guarantee Cash Flow Loan should be submitted to Film Victoria as one submission, however, the loans and related documentation will be contracted separately.

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Once you've read the guidelines carefully, please contact us if you have any specific questions and intend to apply to the program.


Please send email queries to cffadmin@film.vic.gov.au or speak with Alison Bird, Acting Legal Manager on
+61 3 9660 3263

The Cash Flow Facility provides loans which aim to meet the cashflow requirements of production. Loans may be secured against Distribution Guarantees or Licence Fees from distributors, broadcasters, sales agents or game publishers and/or the Producer Offset.



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Guidelines

Cash Flow Facility Guidelines (197.4KB)

Applications

Cash Flow Facility for the Producer Offset (737.5KB)
Cash Flow Facility for Distribution Guarantees and Licence Fees (725.0KB)

 

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