When Hollywood came to town
From Crocodile Dundee to Marvel blockbusters… Australia’s film industry is being rejuvenated by an influx of international productions.
The pandemic has forced major film and TV productions to relocate to Australia, bringing with them big name celebrities and jobs.
But there are concerns that the production boom here could be more of a bubble, with the main beneficiaries being big overseas studios, rather than local creatives.
Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on who really benefits from the current film and TV gold rush, and the importance of telling Australian stories.
Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton.
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