Press 20.05.20

SCREEN PRODUCTION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC



Inside Story features Ausfilm’s Head of Policy & Research on how Australian-based production is beginning a slow recovery

The virus hit the screen sector very quickly. On 12 March Tom Hanks announced to the world that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, had tested positive for Covid-19. Hanks was in Australia to appear as Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Lurhmann’s untitled Elvis Presley biopic. Within a week, 90 per cent of the physical film production in the country was shutting down, putting thousands of cast and crew out of work.

Read the full article on Inside Story here.

Featured image: Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, where actor Tom Hanks was filming earlier this year.