Screen production in Victoria has surpassing $250 million for the first time.
In 2018 / 19 Film Victoria’s investment in 70 screen projects generated $251 million for the Victorian economy, and created 8,347 employment opportunities.
This included 19 feature films, 23 digital games, and 28 television, online and virtual reality projects last financial year.
Drama titles included Bloom, Wentworth, Hungry Ghosts, My Life is Murder, Mustangs FC, and US drama Preacher, the largest television production to film in Victoria in more than a decade.
Women comprised 50% of the producers working on Film Victoria-supported film and television productions, while the 50% target for women writers was exceeded at 54%.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley, “Our screen industry is big business for Victoria – as global demand for screen content and ideas grows, we’re proud that our local industry is hitting new heights.
“The Victorian Government is investing in our screen future and recently announced projects like the new sound stage at Docklands Studios Melbourne are part of our plan to ensure our industry continues to grow and thrive.”
Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher, “With the knowledge that our local screen industry is invaluable to Victoria’s economy and its cultural and community fabric, we are focused on continuing to implement strategies that develop our talented people and support their screen stories.”