Today Ausfilm welcomed the announcement earlier today by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison and the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield that the Government has provided financial support under its Location Incentive to secure Legendary Entertainment’s feature film Godzilla vs Kong and Reef Break, a 13 episode series by Disney ABC International Television.
Critical to attracting these two major productions was the Government’s new AUD$140million Location Incentive, a merit assessed grant, delivered over four years from 2019 – 20, which complements the Government’s 16.5 per cent Location Offset and effectively provides up to 30 per cent tax incentive on eligible productions.
Debra Richards, CEO of Ausfilm, said “Ausfilm celebrates the Government’s decision today, this will be a tremendous boost to the Australian businesses in the industry and helps to secure jobs for Australia’s crews, technicians, cast, studios, VFX and post-production facilities and all the businesses that benefit from large scale international productions like these. Without the Government’s competitive incentives these productions would have gone elsewhere.”
Godzilla vs. Kong and Reef Break will be a big blockbuster which will be filmed on the Gold Coast.
“Filming will begin immediately following Dora the Explorer ensuring consistency of production on the Gold Coast.
“Disney’s ABC Studios International will also be filming television series Reef Break, starring Australian Poppy Montgomery in the South East.