Jobs and training, the focus of the latest rom-com production to be directed by Will Gluck, starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell
The Australian Government continues to support job opportunities for seasoned film professionals and eager young creatives in the screen industry with $9.4 million in support from the Commonwealth Location Incentive.
Together with funding through NSW’s Made in NSW fund, the latest film from director Will Gluck is set to create more than 440 jobs for cast and crew, as well as 1,500 roles for extras in Sydney and regional NSW.
The yet to be titled romantic comedy is set to star Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell. Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Gluck are producing, while Sydney Sweeney for Fifty-Fifty Films is executive producing with Natalie Sellers and Alyssa Altman from RK Films and Jacqueline Monetta for Olive Bridge.
Federal Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said the Australian Government is committed to centring home-grown professionals in the growth and development of Australia’s screen industry.
"This film will provide exciting training and development opportunities for our local screen professionals, allowing them to hone their skills and take their careers to the next level,” Minister Burke said.
“Along with the economic benefits these productions bring, they also recognise the expertise of our actors, producers, post-production workers, and crew.”
NSW Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said New South Wales has become one of the most sought after places to film major Hollywood films.
"The decision to film the production in NSW is a testament to the value of NSW Government support and the calibre of our globally competitive screen industry.
"Secured through Screen NSW’s $175 million Made In NSW Fund, this production provides an exceptional opportunity to showcase our talented cast, crew, filmmaking facilities and brilliant locations.
“The production is expected to deliver $41 million into the NSW economy and create more than 440 jobs.”
"Returning producer/director/writer Will Gluck says, “After 2 wonderful experiences on the Peter Rabbit movies, my family and I have a deep connection to Sydney and Australia. I am so excited to make a movie that shows Sydney for Sydney, especially because I won’t have to ‘frame out the Opera House’.”
The production is set to inject more than $70 million into the nation’s economy.
For more information on the Location Incentive, visit: https://www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/screen/australian-screen-production-incentive