Speaking in Hollywood as part of her trade mission to the US, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that a new 12 million dollar film and television production studio will be established in Brisbane, as part of an ongoing effort to support Queensland’s screen industry.
“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 decision comes after extensive consultation with the industry for the upcoming Advance Queensland Screen Industry 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan,which identified a need for new infrastructure in order to remain competitive.
“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,” Palaszczuk said. “We are excited to be able to provide a space for both established and up-and-coming content producers to work and collaborate.”
More announcements regarding the new facility are expected in the new financial year.