Seven local Victorian screen projects have received funding from the Victorian Coalition Government, through Film Victoria, to the amount of over $1.2 million. The funded projects include the documentary movies The Earth Wins and Electric Boogaloo; television documentaries Bodyline and Judith Lucy is All Woman; television movie Jack Irish: Dead Point; and television series Offspring(Season 5) and The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Season 2).
Louise Asher, Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business said that “Since December 2010, the Coalition Government, through Film Victoria, has supported 91 film and television projects which are estimated to generate around $350 million in production expenditure in Victoria.”
According to Ms. Asher, the screen projects funded through Film Victoria’s Production Investment Program will create approximately 950 jobs for Victorians. “To ensure our industry remains strong, we have allocated $8.5 million over four years as part of the 2013-14 Victorian Budget to deliver a suite of support to Victorian screen practitioners in the areas of television production, animation and games industry development. “This new funding will provide increased support for local and footloose television productions to shoot in Victoria,” said Ms. Asher.
Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi added, “Our talented local practitioners have driven the high level of production activity that we’ve experienced in Victoria during 2012-13 and it's great to see this is set to continue in 2013-14, across all the genres. We’re thrilled to end the financial year with investment funding to support these compelling and diverse projects.”