Story & Script

The following titles exist within the group (not technically a department) Story & Script.

  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Editor
  • Story Editor
  • Storyboards and Pre-visualisation
  • Researchers

In Australian A-Z Budget – Feature Films these roles are in section A.1 Story & Script.

Story & Script are Above-The-Line, which means they are part of the team responsible for the creative control of a motion picture.

Story & Script are considered Labour by unions such as MEAA and the ADG so their minimum rates of pay are defined in the standard industrial agreements for each production sector.

Writer’s remuneration on Australian feature films is often equal with the Director and Producer, due to most favoured nation clauses supported by funding bodies and unions.

Australian funding bodies have also historically limited writers’ fees to 3% of the production budget for feature films with government investment or grants.

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