Screen incentives create record demand for Gold Coast industry
Published on 17 March 2023
The City of Gold Coast’s unique screen incentives have attracted six productions to the city so far this year, generating an estimated $130 million to the local economy.
Mayor Tom Tate visited the set of the film Audrey today – a production that has benefited from the City’s Screen Attraction Program and provided jobs for dozens of locals.
“Audrey is one of six productions this year that will not only give our local screen workforce the chance to gain practical experience but will also continue to put the Gold Coast on the map as Australia’s best filming destination.
“The number of local jobs we are creating in the local screen industry is exceptional with around 870 jobs being on offer this year alone.”
Audrey is currently in production and includes 61 cast and crew, plus 115 Gold Coast based extras. Producer Dan Lake, part of Queensland production company, Orange Entertainment Co, was born and raised on Gold Coast and graduated from Bond University Film School.
The film has covered many locations on the Gold Coast including Home of the Arts (HOTA), Gold Coast Turf Club, Southport State High School, Southport and Coomera TAFE, Sanctuary Cove, Robina and the Nerang Bicentennial Hall.
Sydney based Producer Michael Wrenn said the City of Gold Coast’s Screen Attraction Program was a key reason for selecting the city as its primary filming location.
“The uniqueness of having a local council that focuses on the screen industry and is taking steps to attract local productions with an incentive is a standout reason for choosing the Gold Coast,” Mr Wrenn said.
Screen industry stats 2022-23:
- 6 productions being filmed on the Gold Coast
- Expected to create 870 jobs for locals
- Approximately $130 million contribution to the local economy
- 2023 Productions include:
- Apples Never Fall
- Rock Island Mysteries II
- The remaining three will be announced by Screen Queensland soon.
For details about the Screen Attraction Program click here.