Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially opened the new $12 million Screen Queensland Studios.
Located at Hemmant, five warehouses have been converted into two sound stages and workshops for set construction, art department and short-term storage.
“My Government has invested $12 million into repurposing these former cotton sheds into a new studio production facility, just 15 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD,” the Premier said.
“This new screen production facility illustrates how we are diversifying our economy and bringing a new wave of investment into the creative sector to create more jobs for future growth.
“Queensland has been experiencing a production boom in recent years and one of the most prolific periods of film and TV production in the history of our state.
“Through our people, incentives, locations, and world-class facilities we have developed a strong international reputation for making world-class screen content, proven most recently with Aquaman grossing over $1 billion at the global box office.
“To meet the burgeoning demand from a thriving local and international production base, the new Brisbane studios operated by Screen Queensland, will help with supply of soundstages and warehouses for set construction workshops, art department and short-term storage.”
Queensland has been kicking goals recently with Paramount’s live action Dora the Explorer, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s Godzilla vs. Kong, ABC Studios International TV series Reef Break, Hoodlum Entertainment’s Harrow and box office smash hit Aquaman. This week it stages Eurovision: Australia Decides on the Gold Coast.
Key features of the Screen Queensland Studios include:
Two soundstages of 6,014m2 | 64,734ft2
Two warehouses of 6,012m2 | 64,712ft2
Mixed use building of 3,008m2 | 32,377ft2
Production office of 207m2 | 2228ft2
200 car spaces
Strategic location in Brisbane and good access to Airport precinct, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast via Bruce Hwy and Gateway Motorway:
o 15mins/14kms to Brisbane Domestic (via M1)
o 13mins/12kms to Brisbane International Airport
o 25mins/15 kms to Brisbane CBD (via Lytton Road)
Low-mid budget feature films, both domestic and international
Television drama series
Subscription/streaming video on demand series
Television commercials (TVCs)