Producer Loan

IBA's Producer Offset Loan Solution

Great film and television do more than entertain, they drive our culture forward. But making them is no small feat. That’s why we’ve introduced our Producer Offset Loan. It’s a loan to an Indigenous owned production company to finance eligible Australian documentary, film or television projects. Provided to complement investment from Screen Australia, any state government film-funding agency or broadcaster. If you’re an Indigenous producer or director, now your projects and stories can get the support they need.

FEATURES
Loan amount$100,000 to $3,000,000
Loan repayment options

Following production completion and certification, the ATO pays the Producer Offset rebate. The loan is repaid from these funds. Interest is payable monthly in arrears on funds drawn.

Loan termMaximum 2 years
Fees

Establishment fee: 1% of loan limit

Line Service fee: Nil

Interest rateOfficial cash rate + a margin based on risk
Security

• Completion guarantee

• GSA over assets and undertakings of the ‘special purpose vehicle’ production company

• Guarantee and indemnity from the parent company

 Benefits

Helps build sustainability and employment in the Indigenous production sector by providing cash flow for stand-alone projects. Provides upfront access to funds, bridging the gap between when production costs are incurred and when the Producer Offset rebate is received.

 Criteria

For an Indigenous production company to be eligible for the Producer Offset Loan, they must:

    • Qualify for the Producer Offset Rebate and have a provisional certificate from Screen Australia to confirm this.
    • Have investors willing to finance the project.
    • The Investors/funders must include one or more of Screen Australia, any state government film-funding agency or Australian broadcaster.

      IBA does not provide finance for script development or pre-production costs.

 

View our Producer offset loan flyer (PDF 85 KB)