PM to announce $400M plan to lure blockbusters down under

Lights, camera, action!

It looks like we could soon be movie-star spotting on the Gold Coast, with the Federal Government pledging millions of dollars to lure international blockbuster productions down under.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to make the massive announcement while visiting the Gold Coast today.


It’s understood that as part of the $400 million deal, the Government has agreed to almost double tax incentives, which would entice big-budget movies to film in Australia.

The hope is to create an extra 8000 jobs for actors, screenwriters, lighting and others, following yesterday’s revelation that unemployment has risen to 7.4% for June.

Around 10 big-name films including the latest Thor movie starring Chris Hemsworth, Godzilla vs Kong and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have already been confirmed to film on Australian soil.

Scott Morrison has told the Today Show the incentive deal will be rolled out over seven years.

“This isn’t just about one-offs,” he said.

“This is about getting repeat productions and getting those jobs and basis of jobs across our production facilities all around the country.”

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