Andrews Govt Provides $10 Million For Victorian Film Television And Digital Games

Andrews Govt Provides $10 Million For Victorian Film Television And Digital Games

Victoria Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

Film Television And Games Set To Soar In 2018

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is backing Victorian film, television and digital games projects with $10 Million in new grants funding.

“Whether it’s destined for the big screen or small our film, television and digital games industries are set to soar in 2018.” Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said.

“Our investments in homegrown talent and projects will also create a pipeline for screen industry jobs.”

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced 36 projects that have received funding in the latest round of grants from Film Victoria.

Together, these projects will create more than 4,500 additional jobs for the local screen industry.

Ground-breaking film projects being supported include Ride Like a Girl a film directed by Rachel Griffiths that tells the remarkable true story of Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne.

Guy Pearce will take on his first directing role for the paranormal drama Poor Boy, written by Victorian Matt Cameron.

Australia’s longest running television drama series Neighbours also received a funding boost to ensure it continues to produce more than 250 episodes right here in Victoria every year.

It will also create opportunities for emerging writers, directors and technical crew over the next 4 years.

Victoria’s thriving digital games industry will also benefit, with funding for 12 games projects from a virtual reality adventure to a high-speed racing game with real cars, drivers and scenarios.

State Government’s support will inject more than $110 Million into the Victorian economy in 2018 and beyond.