News 02.09.21

SCREEN INDUSTRY INCENTIVE TO “MAKE BELIEVE” ON THE GOLD COAST



The Gold Coast continues to build on its reputation as a film and television production hot spot with the latest incentive program focused on attracting even more screen businesses to the city.

International and national productions will be eligible for up to $250,000 worth of funding towards their projects as part of the City of Gold Coast’s Screen Attraction Program.

The Screen Attraction Program is the only one of its kind in Australia and will contribute to the growth of the screen sector in the city, which provides around $590 million annually to the local economy.

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The Gold Coast’s world-class studios, diverse range of locations and experienced crew have attracted domestic and international feature film and television productions over the last 30 years. 

These productions include Baz Luhrmann’s Untitled Elvis feature film, Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives and the recently announced Disney+ series, Nautilus. Under the revised program, film and television production, animation, subscription video on demand, streaming and online production and post-production are eligible to apply for financial support from the City.

“The City of Gold Coast has supported more than 50 productions in the past 12 years. These productions generate around 8000 jobs annually. We aim to increase this level of production for the benefit of production and post-production companies, animation and visual effects businesses.”

Tom Tate, Mayor, City of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is the only council with a dedicated Screen Attraction Program, allowing producers to apply for incentives ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. This is in addition to support received from the Federal or State governments. 

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“The Gold Coast has all the makings of a great story with access to diverse filming locations, world-class production crews and a mix of studio space,” Mayor Tate said.

“We look forward to seeing more screen producers arriving here in the coming years.”

Tom Tate, Mayor, City of Gold Coast

For information on the program, visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/screen.

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