VicScreenVicScreen, formerly known as Film Victoria, is the Victorian Government’s creative and economic screen development agency. It functions behind the scenes, supporting professionals, infrastructure, projects and events – elevating Victoria, Australia as a global screen destination.
Early in 2022, Film Victoria rebranded as VicScreen, better representing the entire screen ecosystem and promoting Victoria as a world-leading centre for screen. They provide a range of support and services, including investing in production and content development. Industry placements, filming incentives, location assistance, skills training, industry events and more, working on ''"anything that boosts Victoria’s standing as a global screen powerhouse.''"
In 2021, VicScreen and the Victorian Government announced Victoria’s Screen Industry Strategy 2021-2025, known as the VICSCREEN Strategy. The strategy was the Victorian Government’s first screen strategy in more than 10 years, setting a bold vision for Victoria’s screen industry. The VICSCREEN Strategy noted that in 2018–19 Victoria’s screen industry "''contributed $2.2 billion in total gross value added and over 17,000 full time equivalent jobs to the Victorian economy. With $120.7 million in new funding from the 2021–22 State Budget, the VICSCREEN Strategy will guide the Victorian Government’s record $191.5 million investment to respond to global opportunities and challenges and transform Victoria’s screen industry over the next four years''."
In VicScreen's 2020/2021 Annual Report, they reported support for 114 projects across film, television and games projects, $391.4m amount spent in Victoria by supported projects that commenced production, equating to a return of $13 for every dollar invested*, and 9,558 employment opportunities generated for Victorians by these projects, equating to 2,788 direct full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs*. Provided by Wikipedia