News 02.03.16

SPOTLIGHT: THE GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND



The Gold Coast, located in Queensland’s south east, has a thriving production industry with a long list of credits including more recently: Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island, Arclight Films’ Nest, Columbia Pictures’ The Shallows, Walt Disney Studios’ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Village Roadshow Pictures and New Line Cinemas’ San Andreas, Universal Pictures’Unbroken, Lionsgate and Pictures in Paradise The Railway Man and with Arclight Films and producer Dana Lustig’s Jungle starring Danielle Radcliffe and Marvel Studio’s Thor: Ragnarok just about to commence production.

With world-class facilities including the Village Roadshow Studios, stunning and diverse natural locations near the Studio complex, post-production and special effects capabilities, the Gold Coast offers an international airport and accommodation and only located less than half an hour drive from the Studios.

The Village Roadshow Studios comprises eight sound stages; with a ninth 40,000 sq ft super stage currently being built and scheduled for completion in time for Marvel Studio’s Thor: Ragnarok in early 2016 and three water tanks including the largest purpose-built film water tank in Australia.

Home to internationally accredited key creatives and crew, the Gold Coast offers an extensive choice of professional and award-winning producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, production designers, animatronics, prosthetic artists and more plus award-winning crew who have worked on a broad range of international productions.

Queensland is also home to a deep pool of actors including some of the world’s most recognised young talent such as Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites and new star Levi Miller (Pan).

Screen Queensland offers a suite of incentives and grants as part of its Production Attraction Program including:

  • Production Attraction Incentives;
  • Locations and scouting assistance – including script location breakdowns and bespoke location presentations ;
  • State Payroll Tax Rebates – Producer Offset
  • Regional Statewide Incentive Grants;
  • Post, Digital and Visual Effects Attraction Grant – a negotiable grant based on a minimum spend of AU $500,000 in Queensland on post-production elements;
  • The Revolving Film Financing Fund (RFFF) – provides secured loans to cash-flow the Producer Offset, distribution guarantees and pre-sales; and
  • A Development and Production Investment Grant available where a Queensland producer or writer is attached.

To view Queensland’s Directory of crew and head creatives; facilities and locations head to Screen Queensland website.

Plus download the FREE SQ iPhone app (powered by industry leaders Reel Scout ™), available on the iPhone App Store.

Contact the friendly team at Screen Queensland for information on on incentives, locations and studios.

The Gold Coast is located less than an hour’s drive from Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.

SCREEN QUEENSLAND CONTACT
Gina Black
Production Incentives and Attraction Manager
E: gblack@screenqld.com.au
T: +61 7 3248 0500