The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ set at Village Roadshow Studios.
Village Roadshow Studios is spending several million dollars on refurbishment, building three workshops and implementing wireless internet technology throughout the complex.
Increasing the number of workshops on the lot from eight to 11 will satisfy the needs of producers who in the past had to build sets off site or in temporary structures, Studios president Lynne Benzie tells IF.
The new workshops will be ready by mid-October and the installation of wireless technology will be completed on the nine sound stages, 10 production offices, workshops, editing suites and other work spaces by the end of September.
The studio is carrying out the upgrades in the short window between the end of production of Disney’s TV series Reef Break and the arrival of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie for Warner Bros, which will star Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.
“The workshop space can be utilised by a variety of departments from construction of sets, special effects, props making and many more,” she said.
“This new wireless system will also put the Studios at the forefront of emerging technologies within the industry and will make it easier for productions to complete their tasks.”
“These highlight the Studios and Village Roadshow’s ongoing commitment to the film and television industry and we are excited for the future of the industry on the Gold Coast.”