UPDATED: NBC pilot shooting in Victoria expected to create 100 jobs
A pilot commissioned by US television network NBC will film in Victoria, it was announced today.
Frontier, produced by Sony Pictures Television and created by former Cold Case executive Shaun Cassidy, will shoot in the towns of Thornton, Alexandra and Mansfield.
In a statement, Minister for innovation, services and small business, Louise Asher said the pilot will spend an estimated sum of $6 million in the region. The production is also expected to create 100 jobs for local crew and technicians.
Frontier follows the journey of a group of men and women determined to build new lives for themselves on the Pacific coast of America in the spring of 1840.
It was drawn to Australia by Film Victoria's Production Investment Attraction Fund and Regional Location Assistance Fund.
**Correction: Filming on Frontier began in mid-March and is expected to wrap in early April.