Call out: Be a part of IF’s guide to Victoria
Last financial year, Victoria accounted for a quarter of all drama production expenditure in Australia, with $318 million spent in the state*.
The majority of spend came from the production of TV drama titles like Picnic at Hanging Rock, Wentworth, Glitch, Offspring, and HBO’s The Leftovers (season 3). However, Victoria was also the home of films such as The Spierig brothers’ Winchester, Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade, Chinese co-pro The Longest Shot, and Clayton and Shane Jacobson’s Brothers’ Nest.
Soundfirm handled post-production on Garth Davis’ Lion follow-up Mary Magdelene, while VFX maestros Iloura (recently merged with Method) completed work on Game of Thrones season seven, and Luma Spider-Man: Homecoming.
In the documentary world, in FY16-17 Film Victoria backed 13 TV projects and nine features including The Song Keepers, Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy and Have You Seen the Listers?
Upcoming or current Victorian productions include the likes of Rachel Griffiths’ Ride Like A Girl, Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang and BBC drama The Cry.
IF Magazine #182 April-May will take a comprehensive look at production in Victoria, examining the states’ locations, infrastructure and services.
We’ll speak to Film Victoria, now under the helm of new CEO Caroline Pitcher, and examine the funding streams and incentives available should you bring your production to the state. IF will also talk to notable players who help to maintain Victoria’s reputation as one of key Australia’s production hubs.
The issue promises to a take-home guide to the state. Don’t miss it.
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