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Canberra Subsidise Netflix, Stan & Amazon Content Makers

The Morrison Government has introduced new rules to compensate Australian producers of TV and mini-series material distributed via online platforms such as Stan, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

It claims this will make Australia a more attractive environment for screen production.

It will also provide more opportunities for the thousands of highly-skilled Australian professionals working in an array of skills throughout the industry.

“The extension of the Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) and Location Offsets for online platforms such as Stan, Ten All-Access, Netflix and Amazon Prime will ensure the industry can capitalise on opportunities and attract more investment in Australian screen production,” a government statement says.

The Government adds that the Australian screen industry is performing strongly and matching it with the best in the world.

“In 2017-18 we saw record expenditure on Australian titles of $718 million with 38 Australian feature films, 36 Australian television dramas and 10 Australian children’s drama titles commencing production,” according to the latest statement.

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