New $12 million studio for Brisbane
‘Thor: Ragnarok’, shot on the Gold Coast at Village Roadshow Studios.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, currently on a trade mission to the US visiting Hollywood executives, has made a $12 million funding commitment towards establishing a new production studio in Brisbane.
The Premier said the studio would be fit-for-purpose for small film and television productions, with the studio’s location and initial tenants expected to be announced in the new financial year.
“Queensland’s screen industry is thriving, and my government’s support for this new studio will bring a new wave of investment in the creative jobs of the future,” the Premier said.
“Queensland is recognised as a production paradise and film-friendly state, and we are known internationally for our diverse and unrivalled natural locations, strong financial incentives, world-class facilities and award-winning talent and crew.”
The need for new infrastructure in Queensland was identified during consultation on the state government’s Advance Queensland Screen Industry 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, due to be released shortly.
“We have listened to that feedback and are proud to be able to help support a resilient and innovative Queensland screen industry with this investment,” said Palaszczuk.
“We are excited to be able to provide a space for both established and up-and-coming content producers to work and collaborate.”