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|Pay TV||Subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods.|
|Pilot||A pilot is typically a sample episode of a television show that acts as a model for new programming which may then be commissioned by a network.|
|Pitching proposal (documentary)||A documentary pitching proposal closely resembles a treatment, but is more targeted at marketing the story or idea in question.|
|Postgraduate||A program of continuing study that can only be undertaken after completion of an Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.|
|Post-production||The general term used in the screen industry to describe all stages of production occurring after production/principal photography and ending with the completion of the film or television project.
Post-production is generally understood to include picture editing, sound design (including sound editing, writing and recording the soundtrack music, adding sound effects, and sound mix), adding visual effects, and colour grading.
|Post, Digital and Visual Effects Offset (PDV)||The PDV Offset is a 30 per cent rebate which supports work on post, digital and visual effects production (PDV) in Australia, regardless of where a project is shot. This Offset is part of the Commonwealth Government's Australian Screen Production Incentive (ASPI) and is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Office for the Arts: http://www.arts.gov.au/film-tv/australian-screen-production-incentive/offsets|
|Post secondary||Study undertaken following the completion of high school or equivalent.|
|Pre-production||The period leading up to production/principal production where all elements necessary to proceed to production are finalised. At this stage a project will generally be fully financed and have most of the key elements in place, such as principal cast, director and cinematographer as well as a screenplay which is satisfactory to all the financiers.
The pre-production period would focus on locking in locations, cast members and crew, sourcing props, costumes & equipment, and creating a schedule for production and post-production.
|Press kit||A written compilation of information to be provided to the press to give them the information they need to write an article about the project, or conduct an interview with key creative personnel and lead cast.|
|Principal photography||Refers to the phase of film production during which the film or television project is actually shot, as distinct from pre-production and post-production. Also referred to as Production.|
|Pro rata pari passu||At the same time (as other investors) and at a rate that is proportionate based on the amount of each investor's contribution to the overall budget.|
|Produced credits||A credit in a particular role on a production that has been theatrically released (features) or broadcast (television), but excluding community television.|
Investors in the production of a project typically recoup their investment in proportion to their respective contributions to the overall equity budget. Sometimes an investor will provide a portion of their recoupment share (corridor) to the Producer.
|Producer Equity Program||
The Producer Equity Program provides a direct payment of funds to producers of eligible low-budget Australian documentaries, equal to 20 per cent of the approved budget. The program is administered by Screen Australia’s Documentary Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Producers applying to Screen Australia for documentary production funding (grant or equity investment) will apply for the Producer Equity payment in the context of their funding application. Producers not applying to Screen Australia for documentary production funding can apply for Producer Equity in pre-production, production or post-production, but an application cannot be submitted more than six months after the project is completed.
The amount of the Producer Equity payment will not vary once decided. Projects approved for Producer Equity cannot apply for the Producer Offset under any circumstances.
Together with the Location Offset and the PDV Offset, the Producer Offset forms part of the Australian Screen Production Incentive. The Producer Offset is a refundable tax offset for producers of Australian films for Australian expenditure incurred on or after 1 July 2007 in making Australian films. Films in this context refers to both feature films and non feature films. The legislation which governs the Producer Offset is contained in Division 376 of the Income Tax Act 1997.
|Production||Refers to the phase of film production during which the film or television project is actually shot, as distinct from pre-production and post-production. Also referred to as Principal Photography.|
|Production entity||The company that has been created for the purposes of undertaking production of screen content.|
|Production Incentives||Our incentives program encourages filmmakers to bring their projects to Victoria. These incentives are a simple grant system, provided in the form of a cash rebate, generally at the end of production. All funds are negotiated on a project by project basis|
|Production Investment Attraction Fund (PIAF).||PIAF is one of Film Victoria's Production Incentives, designed to attract interstate or offshore projects to film and/or post produce in Victoria.|
|Professional||Paid work undertaken under a recognised industrial award.|
|Professional experience||Work experience on film, television or digital media projects that have been professionally produced.|
|Film, television or digital media projects where cast and crew have been paid professional or award rates and commercial distribution or television broadcast has been secured, either before or after production.|
|Proof of concept||A proof of concept may be seen as desirable by a broadcaster/telecommunications company or distribution partner when it is interested in a series, but is unsure how particular aspects may be realised, or how it may be received by the proposed target audience.|
|Prototype||A first or original model of hardware or software, providing software developers with a 'working model' for demonstration or use by customers, to help define interfaces and to develop collaborative components.|
|Publications||This can be an online publication or hard copy book or magazine. Online publications do not include blogs, which are websites maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.|