Filming continues for the third season of La Breanow based in Queensland as previously reported by TV tonight.
The 6-part U.S. drama attracted $9 million through the location incentive, creating more than 200 jobs for local cast and crew. 300 local businesses will benefit with $66 million expected to be injected into the national economy.
Federal Arts Minister Tony Burke said: “International productions such as La Brea it benefits the Australian economy and our local screen industry. Bringing productions like this to our shores means plenty of Australian jobs, as well as significant skills and training opportunities in the local film industry. It is essential that we continue to do this. That’s why, as part of this year’s Budget, we’ve doubled the Position Offset discount to 30%. This means Australia will remain the preferred destination for international productions and will also provide continued certainty and opportunity for the industry.”
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said: “The opportunity to host a fifth series from Universal Studios Group and Matchbox Productions was a testament to the strength of the state’s burgeoning film industry. Thanks to the support of Screen Queensland, our Government is delighted we have added La Brea to this incredibly positive partnership, which has included Young rock AND Joe versus Caroleas well as Apples never fall – currently in production at Village Roadshow Studios.
“La Brea it will contribute approximately $38 million to the Queensland economy, continue a pipeline of jobs for our esteemed teams and creatives, and showcase some of the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim’s stunning locations to a global audience.”
Shooting is expected to wrap in two weeks.
La Brea screens in Australia on the Nine network.