Film And The Future
Australia’s film industry is still young, but our vast landscapes and differing environments make for some amazing filming locations. However, over the last couple of years, our youth has had the chance to shine in the face of the pandemic.
Many international film stars have landed on our shores this year to film a huge range of up-and-coming movies. As the majority of Australia don’t have any COVID-19 restrictions in place, this makes filming a lot easier for large production companies, which is why they have chosen our shores as their hubs over the last couple of years.
Last year Hollywood superstars Tom Hanks, Austin Butler and Maggie Gyllenhaal were in Australia to film the Warner Brothers production of the new film Elvis. A film that is set to reel in a whopping $105 million in profit to the state of Queensland.
In 2020, the federal government also announced they would be injecting over $400 million into Queensland’s television and film industry to encourage growth and profit for the country. It is estimated that this will attract around $3 billion in foreign spending and 8,000 Australian jobs, over the next three years.
This was an exciting announcement for everyone across the film and entertainment industries because it means more opportunities for actors and actresses. However, Queensland isn’t the only state that will be benefiting from this cash injection. The Docklands Studios is home to a rich culture and world-class film and production sets. The studio is set to undergo an upgrade, to create even more capacity for filming at the studio.
As a result Film Victoria, the state government’s industry agency also introduced numerous financial grant incentives for production companies, writers, content providers and other organisations. The incentives are expected to bring up to $500,000 of new and exciting film and television projects to Victoria.
The more opportunities found within Australia the more roles there are for your children to audition for, and possibly land. It really represents that despite everything the last couple of years has thrown at us, the future of film in Australia is bright. We can’t wait to see what the future of the entertainment and film industries hold.
If your child is interested in getting into acting, then check out a range of our other blogs and our magazine, about selecting an agent, auditioning tips and managing industry expectations, so you and your child are ready to face what comes with the industry.