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Young Rock returns to inject $47 million into Australian economy
The Morrison Government’s Location Incentive program continues to boost the Australian economy, with the latest investment of $6.3 million bringing hit U.S. comedy series Young Rock, about the life of wrestler-turned-acting-megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, back to Queensland for its second season.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the return of Young Rock to our shores will inject more than $47 million into the Australian economy.
“The Young Rock sequel is providing employment for more than 300 Australian cast and crew, and more than 1,200 Australian extras,” Minister Fletcher said.
“NBCUniversal continuing their pipeline of work in Australia, including La Brea, Joe Exotic and Irreverent, is a testament to our talented screen sector. This steady line of work means crews that worked on Young Rock Season 1 will be able to return to season two in senior roles with increasingly prominent international credits.”
The production of Young Rock Season 1 in Queensland injected an estimated $33.8 million into the economy, and created more than 300 jobs for local cast and crew.
Following a successful season one shoot at Brisbane’s Screen Queensland Studios, the second season will film on location around South-East Queensland and at Village Roadshow Studios.
To date, the Morrison Government has distributed more than $256 million under the Location Incentive to attract 27 international productions to Australia, generating more than $1.98 billion in private investment, providing more than 17,400 employment opportunities for local cast and crew, and creating work for over 16,000 businesses that support these big productions.