News 10.05.16

FOX STUDIOS AUSTRALIA – THE DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR FILM AND TV PRODUCTION IN OZ



Fox Studios Australia continues to be a destination of choice for film and television production in Australia.

Currently hosting Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake Season 2: China Girl and The Voice Australia. Fox Studios is the largest end-to-end film and television production facility in the southern hemisphere, located in the heart of Sydney and only 15 minutes from the airport.

The studios has over 160,000 sqft / 14,864 sqm of production support facilities, comprised of 8 state of the art sound stages, including 2 mega stages and television studios, ranging from 8,000 sqft / 743sqm  to 42,000 sqft / 3,902 sqm, along with an interior tank and external water facilities nearby.

The facilities are supported by a range of production accommodation including offices, hair and make-up rooms, greenrooms and dressing rooms, construction, art department and wardrobe workshops, storage facilities, meeting rooms and screening cinemas.

Providing an efficient solution, Fox Studios is also Australia’s film and television production hub, home to over 70 support businesses specialising in production, legal and financial services, lighting and camera equipment hire, casting, props, SFX, VFX, editing, music scoring and sound design.

The studios are comprised of purpose built stages and heritage buildings and backlot areas, including a supplementary 75 acre / 30 ha backlot adjacent to the Studios. Stunning and diverse urban, tropical, mountainous, arid and alpine locations are also within reasonable proximity.

Rick McCallum, Producer Star Wars Ep IIand III says, “It’s not like any other studio in the world. It wasn’t built originally as a studio. It has a really nice, interesting feel to it. It’s right in the middle of the city.” Francios Audouy, Production Designer The Wolverine, says, “We did several weeks of photography in Sydney at Fox Studios, where we took advantage of the world class stages, that are absolutely phenomenal”.

The versatility of what the studios and Sydney has to offer is reflected in Unbroken, doubling as the Berlin Olympics and a Japanese war camp, to contemporary Manhattan in Truth, 1920’s Long Island and New York in The Great Gatsby, Canada, Tokyo and Nagasaki in The Wolverine and WWII Okinawa in Hacksaw Ridge.

Fox Studios also offers a full suite of production services including management of government rebates and incentives, production management, legal, accounting and payroll services and immigration support. Fox Studios Australia can tailor a solution to meet the needs of any production.

Recent credits include Hacksaw Ridge, Gods of Egypt, Truth, Unbroken, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Water Diviner and The LEGO® Movie.

Contact:
Lynda Carruthers
Head of Production Services
P: +61 2 9383 4035
E: lynda.carruthers@foxaus.com
W: www.foxstudiosaustralia.com