AUSTRALIAN SCREEN INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2021

Location Spotlight: Screen NSW grant us virtual access us into the futuristic city of Sydney.

Three emerging crew members from South Australia are featured in this month’s BTL First Nations Spotlight on Keith Gilbey-WarriorKiara Karpany-Day and Thibul Nettle

 Our Travel specialists Show Group and TAG introduce themselve. Plus stories from our post and VFX members Luma, Method, RSP, Trackdown and more!

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SEPTEMBER 2021

Location Spotlight: Screen Canberra show us some of the variety and benefits which have made Production in Canberra such a popular choice

First Nations Crew Spotlight: Heath Baxter, producer of Top End Wedding, High Ground & Barrumbi Kids.

News from Method Studios, XM2 Pursuit, Animal Logic, and Rising Sun Pictures. Plus much more!

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AUGUST 2021

Location Spotlight: Screen Queensland takes us on a deep dive into Cloncurry in outback Queensland for the reality TV show Australian Survivor.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: meet the talented Sumah Hurley; a 3rd Assistant Director working in Melbourne, Victoria and a proud Goreng Goreng woman, thanks to Film Victoria.

News from KOJO Studios, Trackdown, Animal Logic, and Luma. Plus much more!

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JULY 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screen Territory team boasts the Barkly region with its sweeping pastoral grasslands and mountain ranges.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: Leah Purcell on The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson, thanks to Screen NSW.

News from Animal Logic, Jungle Entertainment, Stage and Screen, and ILM. Plus much more!

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JUNE 2021

Location Spotlight: The Film Victoria team has us blinking twice with Melbourne doubling for these iconic U.S. locations.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: This month features Production Assistants, Georgia Croft and Jamie Lipsham from Industrial, Light & Magic Sydney studio. 

A warm welcome to our newest members: Byron Studios and Flying Bark Productions.

News from The Rebel FleetRising Sun PicturesSpectrum Films and TAGPlus much more!

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MAY 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screen NSW team has blessed us with some glorious images of the Stockton Sand Dunes in Port Stephens, New South Wales.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: Reconciliation Week launched in Australia from 27 May – 3 June. Reconciliation Week is about strengthening relationships between First Nations and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous peoples for the benefit of Australia. This month features DOP, Allan Collins, thanks to Screen Territory.

A warm welcome to our newest members: HoodlumThe Rebel Fleet, and Screen Canberra.

News from Mod, Rising Sun PicturesAnimal LogicMR. X and TAG. Plus lots of updates from the state screen agencies!

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April2021

APRIL 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screenwest is treating our eyes to the delicious capital city of Western Australia, Perth.

A warm welcome to our newest members: Aerial Film Australia and Ajuria Lawyers.

News from Mod, Method Studios, ILM, MR. X and TAG. Plus lots of updates from the state screen agencies!

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MARCH 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screen Queensland team has gifted us with beautiful location shots the Gold Coast region, Scenic Rim and the Whitsundays featured in the Netflix film, Escape from Spiderhead.

Have you heard? Dockland Studios Melbourne are gaining a new super stage and water tank!

News from Rising Sun Pictures, MR. X, The Post Lounge and Screen NSW. Plus lots of updates from Mod, Screenwest, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Tasmania and so much more!

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FEBRUARY 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screen Tasmania team treats our eyes to one of the most picturesque areas of the state: the village of Stanley nestled at the base of the geologic formation called The Nut, and the Tasman Peninsula, well known for its natural beauty.

Have you heard about the virtues of virtual production? Mod, Cutting Edge and Film Victoria clue us up on this latest tech across Australia.

News from Soundfirm, TAG, MR. X, Screen Queensland Studios and XM2 PURSUIT. Plus lots of updates, videos and case studies from Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screenwest and so much more!

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JANUARY 2021

Location Spotlight: South Australia treats our eyes to their mesmerising locations in the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy regions.

A warm welcome to our newest members: Jungle Entertainment and TAG.

News from ILM, The Post Lounge and Soundfirm. Plus lots of updates and case studies in our regular feature on Industry News from Screen QueenslandScreen Australia and so much more!

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

A warm welcome to our newest members: EQ Media Group.

VFX news from our Members Rising Sun Pictures, Cutting Edge and Double Barrel VFX.

Plus lots of updates and case studies in our regular feature on Filming During COVID from Stage and Screen, Docklands Studios Melbourne, Village Roadshow Studios, Screen NSW and XM2 PURSUIT.

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OCTOBER 2020

Location Spotlight: Explore the glorious vistas and unique landscapes of Australia’s Northern Territory and meet its dynamic team at government screen agency, Screen Territory.

A warm welcome to our newest members: Mod and NetEvent.

VFX and post-production news from Method Studios and Sandbox.

Plus lots of updates and case studies in our regular feature on Filming During COVID from Stage and Screen, Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation and Screenwest.

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SEPTEMBER 2020

Location Spotlight: Film Victoria treats your eyes to some TLC with their beautiful locations on the Mornington Peninsula.

Announcement of a suite of changes to its Australian Production Screen Incentives: Producer Offset standardised to 30%, and guideline changes to Producer Offset, PDV Offset and Location Offset and Incentive.

Australian Government announced its support, in partnership with the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland of three high-end NBCUniversal and Matchbox television series filming in Queensland later in 2020.

Stacks of news from our members Blackbird, Cutting Edge, FinILM, KOJORising Sun Pictures and XM2 Pursuit.

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AUGUST 2020

Screenwest announces the West Australian Government’s plan to build a studio facility in Western Australia.

A warm welcome to WA-based VFX and post-production companies as our newest members: Boogie Monster, Double Barrel VFX and Sandbox.

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July2020

JULY 2020

Location Spotlight: Screen NSW presents Sydney Trains showcasing diverse locations available to filmmakers and offering exceptional film-friendly support.

The Australian Government announced of an additional AU$400m for Australia’s Location Incentive Fund.

Updates from around Australia including what’s filming in New South Wales and the Gold Coast and Screen Queensland‘s new COVID-safe work plan.

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JUNE 2020

Location Spotlight: Screenwest presents Western Australia’s Great Southern Region, the largest and one of the most diverse landscapes within the south of Western Australia (WA) and offers filmmakers breathtaking possibilities.

News from Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation, Film Victoria, KOJO, and so much more!

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JUNE 2020: POST, SOUND, MUSIC, VFX INDUSTRY

Australia continues to offer filmmakers a competitive and easy to understand PDV tax rebate of 30% on a minimum AU$500,000 spend on Australian qualifying services, with some state government’s offering up to 10% bringing the total rebate to 40% in some instances.

News from KOJO, Method Melbourne, MR. X, Rising Sun Pictures, Film Victoria, Screen Queensland and so much more!

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MAY 2020

AFTRS, in partnership with the Australian federal and state government screen agencies, the Guilds, Ausfilm and leading Australian production companies, developed and released COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.

Messages of unity and strength from Cutting Edge, Heliguy, Docklands Studios Melbourne, Film Victoria and much more!

What the Ausfilm team are doing in isolation: Kate Marks, Erin Stam, Rachelle Gibson and Olivia Locascio.

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FEBRUARY 2020

Location Spotlight: South Australian Film Corporation features the diverse, dramatic and dazzling state of South Australia.

The cover story Hey Good Lookin: Australian Locations Leave their Mark on Hollywood from the Ausfilm Magazine: The Locations Issue features a selection of international and Australian productions that have filmed far and wide across Australia’s diverse landscapes. 

News from Method Studios Melbourne, Animal Logic, Cutting Edge and much more!

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JANUARY 2020

Location Spotlight: Screen Queensland presents the stunning and diverse landscape of Far North Queensland, which boasts not only a spectacular coastline and lush rainforest but an array of natural and man-made location gems.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Industrial, Light & Magic (ILM).

Welcome to Ausfilm’s new EVP of International Production, Erin Stam, who joined the team in our LA office.

Congratulations to Animal Logic, Luma and Rising Sun Pictures for their nominations at the VES Awards.

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

Location Spotlight: Screen NSW takes us on a journey through the state’s Snowy Mountains (The Snowies) and the spectacular and geographically diverse areas of New South Wales.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Supervixen.

KOJO Entertainment entered into a strategic partnership with Stampede Ventures.

News from New Holland, South Australian Film Corporation, Film Victoria, Cutting Edge and much more!

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OCTOBER 2019

Location Spotlight: Film Victoria shows us how the Australian outback stood for the Middle East when shooting the fourth season of Preacher.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Contrarian Group and DAVE.

Congrats to our AACTA Nominated Members: Animal Logic, Fin, Luma, Method Studios and Rising Sun Pictures.

News from ALT.VFX, Luma, Screen NSW, Screenwest and much more!

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AUGUST 2019

Location Spotlight: Screen Territory boasts the MacDonnell Ranges, a mountain range located in the centre of the Northern Territory. They have been featured in films such as Sweet Country and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Luma takes us on a visual journey behind the Molten Man battle in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

News from Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, Film Victoria, Beyond and much more!

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JULY 2019

The NSW Government via Create NSW has introduced a new 10% PDV Incentive.

ILM announced its opening a studio in Sydney.

Marvel Studios announced Shang-Chi and Thor: Love and Thunder to shoot in NSW.

News from KOJO, Method Studios, Rising Sun Pictures and much more!

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JUNE 2019

Location Spotlight: Screen Queensland takes us to South East Queensland where many productions, including Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Tidelands were filmed.

A warm welcome to our newest member: ALT.VFX.

News from South Australian Film Corporation, The Post Lounge, Resin, Docklands Studios Melbourne and much more!

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MAY 2019

Location Spotlight: From the Northern Rivers’ Tropical Jungle to Coastal Paradise and the haunting Correctional Centre in Parramatta, Screen NSW has you covered.

VFX news from SLATEVFX on Hardball and Fin on I Am Mother.

News from South Australian Film Corporation, Screenwest, Plastic Wax and much more!

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APRIL 2019

Location Spotlight: Film Victoria shows us how Melbourne’s mix of heritage, mod, art deco and contemporary streetscapes provide the perfect backdrop for destination doubling.

A warm welcome to our newest members: KOJO, Heliguy and Screen Queensland Studios.

News from Screenwest, Animal Logic, Method Studios and much more!

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MARCH 2019

Location Spotlight: Screen Territory reveals a whole new world of waterfalls, rainforests and grasslands in The Northern Territory’s Litchfield Park. 

13 Australian film and TV producers travel to LA to meet with over 30 leading US development companies and SVODs, led by Ausfilm, as part of its annual Partner with Australia producer connection program.

News from Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation, Luma, Rising Sun Pictures and much more!

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FEBRUARY 2019

Location Spotlight: Screenwest shows how Western Australia is not just an extraordinary location for screen production; it is also home to a number of resources, facilities and film friendly initiatives that will help to bring your project to life seamlessly.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Screen Territory.

News from Stage and Screen, Screen Queensland, Film Victoria, New Holland and much more!

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JANUARY 2019

Ausfilm celebrates G’Day USA 2019.

VFX news from Animal Logic, Luma, Method Studios Melbourne, and KOJO.

Ausfilm sits down with Big Bang Sound Design.

News from Screen NSW, Screenwest, Film Victoria, Screen Queensland and much more!

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