New South Wales Takes Centre Stage In Hollywood

New South Wales Takes Centre Stage In Hollywood

New South Wales Minister for the Arts Don Harwin

New South Wales Locations Audition For Hollywood

Victor P Taffa

New South Wales is centre stage in Hollywood this week as industry heavyweights discover that our state has the natural backdrop for almost any movie.

More than 50 inspiring New South Wales landscapes, including sandscapes (north of Newcastle), snow-capped peaks (in the Snowy Mountains) and rainforest (Northern NSW) are amongst the impressive locations in a promotional video.

Three-minute ‘A place for every story’ video also highlights how the NSW scenery can double for locations across the US, the UK, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and how production facilities at Fox Studios are located just 10 minutes from the CBD.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin unveiled the video ahead of a marketing campaign aimed at Hollywood and international producers.

“With this video we wanted to showcase the NSW that filmmakers don’t see every day, and really promote the incredible choice and adaptability that our stunning regional and metro locations have to offer international filmmakers.” Minister Harwin said.

“In the past couple of years alone, parts of NSW have doubled for the Lake District in Peter Rabbit, been the studio base for Alien: Covenant and most recently our modern Barangaroo complex and parts of Cronulla have delivered the futuristic and dystopian setting for Universal’s Pacific Rim: Uprising.”

“NSW is hugely film-friendly and has a workforce dedicated to helping filmmakers through the entire process. We are delighted to be able to capture the best of our landscape offering through this teaser and excited to showcase it to Hollywood later this month.” Minister Harwin said.

Video will be used by arts, screen and culture agency Create NSW on an ongoing basis to promote the State to domestic and international filmmakers.

Abbreviations

NSW               New South Wales