/Media Releases 02.11.23


Ausfilm celebrates the results in Screen Australia’s 2022/23 Drama Report highlighting another standout year of total drama production and post-production, and the employment and training opportunities created for the entire industry.

In particular, we celebrate a record-breaking AU$1.2 billion spend on foreign productions, which created thousands of screen sector jobs, boosted training and skills development, fuelled business investment and generated important benefits for businesses not dedicated to the screen industry e.g., construction, education, hospitality, security, travel.

Ausfilm CEO Kate Marks said, “International productions are a critical part of the screen ecosystem and played an integral role in what was another terrific year across the sector, complementing local production by growing the industry’s opportunities, capabilities and scale.

“It’s remarkable that a record AU$809 million was spent on foreign titles that were shot and post-produced in Australia, accompanied by a further spend of AU$410 million on foreign titles that only had post, digital and visual effects (PDV) work carried out in Australia.”

Foreign titles that shot in Australia in 2022/23 included The Fall Guy, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Ricky Stanicky. Foreign titles that commenced PDV work in Australia in 2022/23 included The Creator, Halo, Hocus Pocus 2 and Rebel Moon.

Marks continued, “These results are testament to the incredible businesses and creative talent Australia has to offer, along with our world class facilities and diverse locations. With competitive and consistent incentives, international clients will continue to invest in Australia to make some of the best film and television in the world.

“The cyclical nature of results makes it important to look at activity and trends over time. Ausfilm particularly acknowledges the impact of the US strikes on workers and businesses and the projected reduction in activity for 2023/24. We are hopeful of a swift resolution and production ramping up again.

“These strong numbers show that with the right policy settings, we will see consistent and robust levels of production activity. We look forward to the passage of the reformed 30% Location Offset legislation, which will focus the sector on supporting sustainable growth and particularly skills and infrastructure investment which will benefit the entire screen ecosystem.”

The Screen Australia Drama Report 2022/23 was released on 2 November 2023 and can be viewed here.