Hollywood Blockbusters come to Australia in 2016

Hollywood Blockbusters come to Australia in 2016

Australia’s Film Industry is about to get a blockbuster bump! The Australian Government has announced a deal for three big budget International Films to commence filming in Australia in 2016. Thor is coming home! Hollywood Aussie hunk Chris Hemsworth will once again star in the latest Marvel film series ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ which will begin pre-production at Village Roadshow Studios in January before cameras roll in Queensland later in the year. Also coming to our shores is the untitled ‘Alien’ film by 20th Century Fox and Director Ridley Scott and the latest King Kong-inspired movie starring Samuel L Jackson and Brie Larson, both confirmed to be filmed in Australia next year.

Why Hollywood film makers choose Australia as their number one destination

Hollywood producers are enticed with benefits of Australia’s highly-qualified workforce, innovative technology, stable economy and low dollar. Australia is more than just the sun and beaches. Our mountains, lush green bushland, and industrial areas are also highly sought after. This makes Australia one of the world’s best filming locations.

What this means for Australians 

These films are expected to project more than $300 Million dollars into the Australian economy and create more than 3,000 jobs! ‘For every job created in the film and television industry supports 3.57 jobs in other industries’ says Arts Minister Mitch Field. The Federal Government also announced it will chip in $47.25 million to attract these feature films to Australia to generate jobs and boost the ecomony.

Opportunities for JMC Students

Australian film has passed a significant box office milestone, surpassing the all-time box office record of $63.4 million set in 2001 and is currently at $64 million^ in 2015. Earlier this year, Johnny Depp wrapped up filming ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ in the Gold Coast which caught the attention of many Hollywood Producers. While the recent release of the 'Dressmaker' saw Australian scriptwriters Jocelyn Moorhouse, Rosalie Ham, P. J. Hogan and Producer Sue Maslin catch the attention and interest of Hollywood heavyweight actress Kate Winslet. The ‘Dressmaker’ also featured a whopping 12 Australian actors in the film, which reinforces our belief that Australia has phenomenal talent.

Australia's film industry is booming and this means wonderful things ahead for the creative industries. JMC students are well placed to tap into Hollywood opportunities right at their doorstep!

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