News 14.04.21

US DIPLOMATS VISIT SCREEN QUEENSLAND STUDIOS AND VILLAGE ROADSHOW STUDIOS



On 25 March, visiting U.S. Embassy Canberra Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman and Consul General of the U.S. Sharon Hudson-Dean received a tour of Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane and Village Roadshow Studios, Gold Coast.

On 25 March, visiting U.S. Embassy Canberra Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman and Consul General of the U.S. Sharon Hudson-Dean received a tour of Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane and Village Roadshow Studios, Gold Coast. 

Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich and Head of Studios Derek Hall conducted the tour of the Brisbane facility, which totals 173,000 square feet and includes the two sound stages, two warehouses, production office and green rooms. 

The Chargé and Consul-General also participated in stunt training.

From the set of hit NBC comedy series Young Rock about the life of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – a Lincoln Continental from the late 1980s. Young Rock filmed at Screen Queensland Studios and on location around Brisbane.

Screen Queensland Studios was used for the NBC hit comedy series Young Rock, as well as Paramount Pictures’ Love and Monsters, out now on Netflix worldwide. Next into the studios shortly will be Universal Studio Group series Joe Exotic, followed by Irreverent later in the year. 

Village Roadshow Studios is home to the largest sound stage and water tank in the southern hemisphere, and was used most recently for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic by Warner Bros. 

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman participates in stunt training.

“Visiting Screen Queensland Studios and meeting film industry experts was a thrill!  The film industry in Queensland is thriving, and it is a great example of the strong and creative partnership between the United States and Australia.”

Michael Goldman, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Canberra

“Together, we’re working to build our economies back better. Securing Ron Howard’s production, Thirteen Lives, will alone create hundreds of local jobs and inject AUD $45 million into the Queensland economy, while Ticket To Paradise, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, will inject AUD $32.7 million”, he said.

Goldman added: “And we’re having a lot of fun in the process! We’re proud of our partnership and are eager to show Queensland off to the United States and the world.”

At the Extra Specialists facility together Shaun Barry, Founder and Managing Director.

Featured Image Credit: Screen Queensland Head of Studios Derek Hall; Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich; US Embassy in Australia’s Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman; Sharon Hudson-Dean – Consul General of the US.

For more information about Screen Queensland Studios, as well as Queensland locations, facilities and incentives, visit www.screenqueensland.com.au.