QUEENSLAND is firmly elbowing its way "centre stage" as Australia's emerging screen capital, with Johnny Depp's cheeky pirate smile sailing that treasure northwards.
Queensland has "stolen" film business from Victoria and New South Wales, the latest Screen Australia film drama report shows as the season of blockbuster announcements continue.
Drama production in Australia in 2014-15 - including foreign film production and local drama film and television production - was $837 million, down by just one per cent on last year's $844 million.
But of that $837 million, the foreign film production in Australia was $397 million - just over 47 per cent of the total production - and the highest foreign film production spend for a decade.
According to Screen Australia drama report for 2014-15: "Five foreign features started shooting in Australia in 2014/15, with expenditure the highest in over a decade," the reports says.
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