Press 19.05.22

AUSTRALIA LANDS UK SERIES TEN POUND POMS TO NSW WITH LOCATION INCENTIVE



AUSFILM WELCOMES THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY BY THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS, URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE, CITIES AND THE ARTS, THE HON. PAUL FLETCHER, OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT FOR THE BBC/STAN TELEVISION SERIES, TEN POUND POMS.

The production will film in New South Wales in mid-2022 following a commitment of AU$2.9 million in funding under the Australian Government’s AU$540 million Location Incentive program, with additional support through the NSW State Government’s Made in NSW fund.

The series is a drama about a group of British settlers (Poms) starting new lives in Australia in 1956. It is a Stan Original in Australia, will be produced by UK production company Eleven Film for the BBC, the team behind the award-winning Netflix series, Sex Education.

“Through the Morrison Government’s investment in large-budget production, we are delivering more jobs, a strong economy and a stronger future for Australians.”

The Hon. Paul Fletcher, MP, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts

The production will provide employment for more than 200 Australian cast and crew, and more than 1000 Australian extras.

Ausfilm CEO, Kate Marks celebrates this recent announcement on the back of two other large-scale international productions supported by the Australian Government this week: The Fall Guy (Universal Pictures) filming in NSW and Wizards! (PlanB/See Saw Films) filming in Queensland.

Marks says, “We are delighted that Australia continues to be a top destination of choice for international studios and production companies, thanks to our globally competitive screen production incentives. These incentives demonstrate the success of this program in continuing to attract international productions to Australia. This ensures there is a consistent pipeline to help support and grow our film and television sector.”

“Australia’s additional advantage over other filming jurisdications is access to our talented crews, actors, technicians and world-class post, sound, music and VFX companies and sound stages. Plus we have stunning and diverse locations across the country.”

Ausfilm CEO, Kate Marks

NSW Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin who supported this production said, “The stories of Ten Pound Poms form an important part of Australia’s unique migrant history, and this high-end drama will take advantage of historical locations across NSW to tell that story.”

To date, the Morrison Government has distributed more than AU$406.7 million under the Location Incentive, to attract 34 international productions to Australia, generating more than AU$3 billion in private investment, providing more than 22,000 employment opportunities for local cast and crew, and creating work for over 20,900 businesses that support these big productions. Read Minister Fletcher’s press release here.

Filmmakers interested in filming or undertaking post, sound, music or visual effects work in Australia can explore federal and state government incentives via Ausfilm’s Australian Incentives Calculator or email Erin Stam, Ausfilm’s EVP of International Production.

For information about filming in New South Wales contact Matt Carroll and the Screen NSW team via the button below.

Featured Image: Sydney Harbour, New South Wales

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