The third season of television series La Brea is filming in Queensland with the support of $9 million through the Australian Government’s Location Incentive, creating more than 200 jobs for local cast and crew.
The third instalment of the series continues to tell the story of a large sinkhole mysteriously opening in Los Angeles.
It transports a disparate group of strangers to a primeval world where they must work together to survive, uncover the mystery of where they are and if there’s a way back home.
After two seasons of filming La Brea in Victoria, Queensland will now provide the backdrop for the prehistoric world, with 300 local businesses set to benefit during filming.
The production is expected to inject $66 million into the national economy.
Federal Minister for the Arts Tony Burke said: “International productions like La Brea benefit the Australian economy as well as our local screen industry.
“Bringing productions like this to our shores means a whole lot of Australian jobs, as well as important opportunities for skills and training in the local screen industry.
“It’s essential we continue to do that.
“That’s why as part of this year’s Budget we’ve doubled the Location Offset rebate to 30 per cent.
“This means Australia will remain the destination of choice for international productions, and also provide ongoing certainty and opportunity for the industry.”
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said: “The opportunity to host a fifth series from Universal Studios Group and Matchbox Productions was testament to the strength of the state’s thriving screen industry.
“Through the support of Screen Queensland, our government is delighted that we have added La Brea to this incredibly positive partnership, which has included Young Rock and Joe vs Carole, as well as Apples Never Fall — currently in production at Village Roadshow Studios.
“La Brea will contribute an estimated $38 million to the Queensland economy, continue an employment pipeline for our esteemed crews and creatives, and showcase some of the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim’s stunning locations to a global audience.”