Blockbuster Season For Screen Production
More than $64 million will be injected into the NSW economy and almost 4,000 jobs created with 23 new local film and TV productions supported by the NSW Government.
Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said $2.35 million in Government investment will support two feature films, several factual series and documentaries, and six TV series to be produced across the State.
“This major investment will leverage significant returns through both economic activity and the creation of thousands of jobs.” Mr Grant said.
“I am proud this Government is ensuring regional NSW from the North Coast to the South Coast, the Central West to the Central Coast, can feel the benefits of a vibrant screen sector.
“The Government’s ongoing support for the screen industry aims to ensure NSW’s reputation as the premier film-making destination in Australia continues to reap dividends for our economy,” Mr Grant said.
The new productions include feature films unINDIAN, starring former test cricketer Brett Lee, TV drama series from the producers of Redfern Now, Deep Water and a mini-series on the life of motor sports legend Peter Brock.
The four TV dramas to be filmed substantially in Western Sydney are the third series of Love Child; a second series of Janet King; a new drama series from the producers of The Slap, Matchbox; and new drama series from Jungleboys.
The Government’s funding will also support four feature documentaries from some of Australia’s most celebrated factual filmmakers including Hanson, The Years that Shook Australia from director Anna Broinowski, and Whiteley from director James Bogle and award-winning production company Northern Pictures.
Factual series to be produced with Government assistance include Howard on Menzies, a personal reflection on politics and values, and Ice Wars, about the frontline battle against the drug ice.