© Orange Entertainment Pty Ltd. A Post Lounge Company.

WHO IS ORANGE ENTERTAINMENT CO?

We are a development and production company with a focus on growing the next generation of the Australian entertainment industry through two core goals:

Finding new, varied creators that come at storytelling with the perspective of their different backgrounds, identities and points of view, while at the same time;

Developing, producing and investing in established, larger scale projects with a focus on building Orange Entertainment Co’s resources and ability to invest further in the next generation of talent and content.

Our core company ethos matches with our company colour - orange; which is traditionally aligned with the freedom of ideas, encouragement of mutual respect and meaningful conversation. We want this to exist in the people we back, the stories we tell or even better, both.

In short, we want to help people tell many, different stories (with a commercial edge) but also make sure storytellers don't all look, sound and think the same.

We want to learn from the trends and methods that have existed within the Australian entertainment industry while at the same time respectfully bucking them so as to be fresh, adventurous and of course a little cheeky.

Orange Entertainment Co is the sister company of The Post Lounge - a company with forty years experience in the entertainment industry.

OUR TEAM

KURT ROYAN - CEO

Kurt is the owner and Managing Director of award-winning post production studio The Post Lounge as well as company director and executive producer of VFX powerhouse Resin. He has over 18 years experience in the film and television industry, 8 of which he spent as General Manager at the Post Lounge before taking ownership in 2019. Starting his career as an editor at the company, Kurt now manages up to 30 staff working across all areas of post-production including editing and visual effects. Kurt has overseen The Post Lounge’s expansion across Brisbane and Melbourne and his experience into the post production process has allowed the company to continually adapt to the ever changing needs of the industry. Kurt’s credits include Never Too Late, Blood Vessel, Bloody Hell, Escape and Evasion, The Second, In Like Flynn, Brothers’ Nest, Don’t Tell, The Butterfly Tree and Boar. Recent television credits include Reef Break, The Family Law, Ronny Chieng: International Student, Safe Harbour, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Wanted and animated series Balloon Barnyard. Most recently, Kurt executive produced ABC dramedy Retrograde and Network Ten/Fremantle doco series Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story through Orange, as well as executive producing feature documentary Slim & I.


DAN LAKE - HEAD OF CONTENT

Dan Lake is an entertainment executive and content producer whose work in development, financing and production extends across feature film, broadcast drama and comedy as well as factual and reality programming. Dan was co-producer of feature documentary The Frackman and award-winning Australia-Canada co-production Early Winter (Dir: Michael Rowe), an indie feature that won the Venice International Film Festival’s Venice Days Award. From 2014 to 2017 Dan was Senior Vice President – Development & Production at Screen Queensland, playing an integral role in the agency’s landmark production and talent development initiatives with Stan, ABC and SBS in Australia, and CBS in the United States. Dan has also worked as a creative producer across some of the world’s biggest television formats – I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, The Block and MasterChef. During his time at Orange Entertainment Co, Dan has produced the ambitious ABC dramedy Retrograde, as well as executive produced the Network Ten / Fremantle doc series Lindy Chamberlain – The True Story. Dan also works as Partnership & Investment Executive at Orange Entertainment Co’s sister company, Post Production & VFX studio The Post Lounge – finding ways to build new partnerships with content creators and distributors while also working alongside clients to maximise relationships with investors and government funding agencies.

STEPH WESTWOOD - TALENT & CONTENT EXECUTIVE

Steph is a queer producer with a love of content that pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. She is actively involved in the filmmaking industry of Melbourne, running the online community Flicka for marginalised filmmakers, regularly organising and moderating panels at industry events, and guest lecturing at Swinburne University. Steph joined the Orange Entertainment Co family after working across Retrograde as their Associate Producer. Previously she was AP at Seven Studios for Secret Bridesmaids' Business and across their scripted slate. Steph has also worked as a games producer in the independent games industry of Australia, and is interested in interactive and cross-format storytelling.
Steph seeks to decolonise the structure of the Australian television industry and endeavours to make stories that are accessible and relatable for all demographics of Australian communities. She is looking to platform stories that are smart, surprising, and kind.

ABBIE 'AP' POBJOY - CONTENT ASSISTANT

Abbie Pobjoy, also known as AP, is a writer, director and documentary-maker from Melbourne, Australia. With a strong sense to unleash the female and queer experience on screen, AP’s work focusses on outnumbered perspectives. Their work has been recognised by The Age, Stronger Than Fiction and Global Citizen and was recently nominated for BBFF’s ‘Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year.’ At the start of 2020, AP was selected as a part of The Virgin Australia Fashion Film Awards, where their fashion film directorial debut screened on all Virgin Australian flights as a part of Melbourne Fashion Week.
They are currently in post production for their first queer television documentary Why Did She Have To Tell The World?, Executive Produced by Sue Maslin, supported by Film Victoria and Screen Australia, and set to premiere on ABC TV in early 2021. AP also works as a part of the team at The Post Lounge and was most recently the Script Coordinator for Orange Entertainment Co's Retrograde.

THE POPSICLE STAND

YES, We do accept submissions - via our submissions portal The Popsicle Stand

Orange Entertainment Co welcomes submissions from creatives and creative teams – so long as they fit with our company ethos of supporting new talent that doesn't all look, sound or think the same.

Projects looking for development investment will need to have at least one key creative who is from an under-represented community, preferably where the project submitted will be either their first or second credit in this key role.

For example, a project can be on the development slate of any producer (including those who are very established) but in order to be considered for development investment with us, the writer on the project or the director must meet the diversity criteria.

The reverse also applies – an experienced director and/or writer team may also choose to work with an emerging producer.

We will also read projects purely from under-represented writers without anyone else attached.

If you have any questions, simply send us an email by clicking the button below.


Sure, so how do you define under represented?

Isn’t that the question of the times – we understand that diversity can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people but in this instance, we’re referring to cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We’ve picked these because they’re the broader focus of the Australian screen industry but if you have some other thoughts or think we’re missing something here, send us an email with the button at the bottom of the page.


Cool, what do you want to develop and how?

We are open to investing in a range of projects including narrative and documentary feature film, broadcast and web series as well as short form content and podcasts.

We have also committed to investing in the development of at least one project from the Asia Pacific region (outside of Australia) per year.

Given our company ethos we’re keen to develop stories that show diversity on screen though we do understand that this can also come through casting rather than be a driver of story.

What we don’t want to see are diverse stories told by creatives without the right to do so. If you’ve got a great story but don’t think you’re the right person to tell it on your own, find a writer that will work with you to give it the voice and authenticity it deserves - you and your project will be better for it.

When it comes to helping with development, we can either invest post production and VFX services through our sister company The Post Lounge or good old cash to be used to further the project (writer’s fees, script editor fees etc). We will also work with you to help get the project in front of whoever we all agree is worthwhile.

Please note that the amounts we invest are in most cases modest but in all cases meaningful. Once you’ve sent us the project and we get excited, we’ll organise to sit down and talk dollars and sense.


Great – I think I have something; how do you make your decisions though?

First and foremost, it’s about story – how good is the story, who is the audience and will the project find that audience?

We go through two stages when making decisions.

First, all projects are read internally and we make a gut decision based on that first read.

Then, to ensure that any story or team diversity is being properly considered and respected we may also bring in an external reader that matches that diversity.


Yep, still on board, what do you need?

If you’d like us to read your project, submit the following:

The Pitch
Here we're looking for a good old fashioned longline and a maximum one page synopsis.

The Script
If you do not have a current draft (eg. you’re submitting an outline or an idea) please include a writing sample from the proposed writer – it helps if it's in the same or similar genre.

The Plan
This doesn’t have to be long, just concise – tell us where the project’s been and outline what your next step is in the development of the project.

The Team
We'll need a little background on who you and your team are.


Great. Ready to send - how long until I get an answer?

We endeavour to turn around decisions on projects as quickly as possible but please be patient!


Ctrl+Alt+Submit

Actually it’s a little easier than that - just click here to send all your info. You won’t be able to hit the magic send button unless you’ve got everything ready.


Your irreverent style has made me confused and I have more questions than answers, please help.

It’s OK. Make a cup or tea or pour yourself a wine, send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Just click the ASK button below.


CONTACT US

Orange Entertainment Pty Ltd

MELBOURNE 6 Robert St Collingwood VIC Australia 3066 P +61 3 8547 5900

BRISBANE 40 Nile St Woolloongabba QLD Australia 4201 P +61 7 3137 6888

EMAIL ask@orangeentertainment.co

We accept unsolicited materials though please ensure they are submitted here

SUBMIT A PROJECT

It's easy - just enter the information below and attach the required documents. You do need to supply everything that's not listed as 'optional' in order to submit.

All documents need to be submitted in PDF format (word, pages etc will not upload)

Ready. Set. Go.

THANKS FOR SUBMITTING

We've got it and we'll be in touch if we need anything else or have any questions.

Any questions? Just email ask@orangeentertainment.co

CURRENT JOBS AT ORANGE ENTERTAINMENT CO.

CONTENT & TALENT EXECUTIVE - BRISBANE
(FULL TIME)

ROLE DESCRIPTION
As Content & Talent Executive you will oversee the creative slate of development projects from initial submission through to delivery, marketing, and beyond. You will work closely with our Melbourne-based Content & Talent Executive to manage the slate and ensure action and progress of all development projects, as well as the business as a whole, under the guidance of our Head of Content and CEO.

You will be assessing concepts and projects as they are submitted as well as having regular meetings with all project creatives and potential new collaborators. A major part of the role includes actively seeking out new talent for OEC to partner with and new concepts to bring on board.

Throughout your role you will be expected to stay up to date on industry news and trends, allocating time to researching into audience pathways and platforms. You will have existing experience in development and production within the film and television industry, a powerful understanding of story, character, as well as knowledge of audience pathways and market strategy.

Your role will include pitching projects to financiers and being able to represent Orange Entertainment Co in meetings with all involved parties. You will also be providing support to productions through pre-production and production. You will have a strong understanding of film and television contracting paperwork, budgets, and schedules, and be able to provide preliminary drafts of these for development projects when required.
You will report to our Head of Content, and work alongside our Content & Talent Executive (Melbourne) in all slate management and project development decisions.

We are looking for someone passionate and creative, with the skills to identify good story, and the drive to foster projects from the kernel of an idea through to delivery, release, and beyond. We are looking for someone who wants to tell stories of underrepresented communities threaded with hope.

You will have a strong understanding of Microsoft Office, Google G-Suite (Docs, Drive, Calendar etc). Experience with scriptwriting software Final Draft and creative document creation such as Adobe InDesign, would also be highly desirable.

A passion for fantastic storytelling and championing new storytellers is a must. You will have an understanding of intersectional politics and will understand the necessity for diversity at all levels.

People from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

SPECIFICS OF ROLE
-Management of OEC’s Development Slate
-Assessing all scripts/pitches submitted to OEC
-Liaising with existing talent and collaborators
-Driving development of all slate projects, including setting deadlines, ensuring the team are hitting key milestones, and identifying what projects require to progress.
-Maintaining relationships with agents, funding bodies, and financiers
-Providing creative feedback on development materials to key creatives
-Preparing funding applications and pitches for development projects
-Seeking out new talent and new stories for the OEC slate
-Reporting progress of all projects to HOC and CEO
-Ensuring that all agreements and deal memos are properly executed and filed, tracking termination dates on all development terms, and negotiating with creatives where necessary on behalf of the HOC and CEO.
-Providing support to projects throughout pre-production and production as required.
-Actively seeking out new methods of development, production, or business management that are inclusive, accessible, and innovative for the betterment of the team members and the company
-Liaising with cultural and community groups where relevant

Please submit applications including CV and a letter telling us why you're perfect for the role via email to ctejob@orangeentertainment.co by COB Friday 29 January 2020.

If you would like to schedule a call with a member or our team to chat about this job (confidentially) please contact ap@orangeentertainment.co


CONTENT ASSISTANT - BRISBANE
(FULL TIME)

ROLE DESCRIPTION
As Content Assistant, you will provide creative support to the entire team - reading all submissions that we receive and writing up coverage, as well as filing and tracking all creative documentation. You will also be the first point of contact for everyone wishing to engage with OEC and be working closely with the Content & Talent Executives as well as the CEO and Head of Content - managing their diaries, task lists, and travel arrangements.

You will also play a major part in co-ordinating OEC’s advisory board which will be formed in 2021 including advisory board meetings, board papers and ensuring the flow of information from management to the board.

We are looking for someone organised with strong attention to detail, as well as with excellent communication skills as you will be required to liaise with external collaborators both locally and internationally. This is a hybrid admin/creative role - while you will be managing diaries, people and paperwork you’ll also be asked to feed into creative discussion around ideas and scripts.

You will have a strong understanding of Microsoft Office, Google G-Suite (Docs, Drive, Calendar etc). Experience with scriptwriting software Final Draft and creative document creation such as Adobe InDesign, would also be highly desirable.

A passion for fantastic storytelling and championing new storytellers is a must.

People from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

SPECIFICS OF ROLE
Creative Support for OEC’s Development Slate
-Reading & writing coverage for all scripts/pitches submitted to OEC
-Filing of submission documents and coverage in OEC’s master Airtable
-Maintaining and updating Airtable as projects are tracked, considered, or passed
-Maintaining and updating contact information for collaborators in Airtable
-Note-taking in all OEC internal meetings
-Note-taking in creative workshops and writers’ rooms where required
-Drafting and proofreading of OEC internal documents
-Creating slate documents, one-pagers, and pitch documents where required

Admin & Support: for Head of Content & CEO
-Managing HOC & CEO schedules via Google Calendar
-Scheduling meetings and providing Zoom/Dial-In details where required
-Liaising with CTEs with regards to meetings with HOC & CEO where required
-Organising travel arrangements for HOC & CEO
-Reconciliation of receipts for projects and business-related expenses
-Filing all project files, agreements, and relevant documentation in the OEC Drive

Please submit applications including CV and a letter telling us why you're perfect for the role via email to assistantjob@orangeentertainment.co by COB Friday 29 January 2020.