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More budget film, television for Australia


Hollywood star Ryan Gosling will head to Sydney to film The Fall Guy.

The film is based on the eponymous TV series by Glen A. Larsson, in which Lee Majors played a Hollywood stuntman who makes ends meet as a bounty hunter.

The project is expected to add more than $ 244 million to the local economy, the federal government announced Tuesday, and it is one of a number of high-budget film and TV projects planned to be produced in Australia.

Fall Guy is expected to employ more than 1,000 local actors and a film crew, as well as more than 3,000 Australian extras.

To attract production to Australia Universal received $ 30 million from the federal incentive scheme and $ 14.5 million from the state-owned Made in NSW fund.

Meanwhile, Disney will make nine new shows in Australia and New Zealand to come out on Disney + in 2022/23.

The production features three dramas, including “The Glade”, inspired by the real Australian cult “Family” and its leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne.

There is also the eight-episode series “Cunning Cunning”, which takes place in Australia in the 1850s and is based on the famous trick of Charles Dickens, and “The Last Days of the Space Age”, a comedy-drama film set in the 1970s. in which the American space station crashes near Perth.

Disney has also commissioned two documentaries on women’s football: “Fearless: The Internal History of AFLW” and “Matildas: Peace at Our Feet.”

The shows are part of the first wave of production in Australia and New Zealand, Disney said during an announcement in Sydney on Tuesday, and future shows will be filmed at various stages of development.

“Disney is undoubtedly the most creative story engine in the world, and in this wave of local production we have intensified our creative processes in partnership with Australian production companies,” said Kylie Watson-Wheeler of Disney.

“The possibilities are endless, especially for young adults, comedians and romes, whom our audience can’t get enough of.”

The federal government has allocated more than $ 400 million under a placement incentive scheme to attract 33 international productions for filming in Australia.

This is expected to lead to $ 3 billion in private investment and create more than 21,000 jobs.


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