Department of the Legislative Assembly

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS - Answered by 27 November 2007

9 October 2007

265. Assistance to Non-Territory and Territory Film and TV Productions

Mr MILLS to MINISTER for ARTS and MUSEUMS

Please provide details of all expenditure, support and assistance for non-Territory film and television productions, and a comparison with the level of support given to Territory-based film and television productions since 2001.

ANSWER

The Northern Territory Film Office was established in 2003–04. Prior to that, assistance to Territory-based film and television production was through the general arts grants program.

Assistance to non-Territory-based film and television production:

2001–02: Nil

2002–03: Nil

2003–04: Nil

2004–05: The Alice – television series
          Financial assistance - $330 000
      In-kind - general assistance
          Ten Canoes – feature film production
      Financial assistance – Nil
          In-kind - general assistance, travel and vehicles
          Rogue – feature film production
      Financial assistance – Nil
          In-kind support – locations assistance

2005–06: Crocodile Dreaming – short drama
          Financial assistance - $13 000 for vehicles
      In-kind – locations assistance
          Hector O’hEochagain
      Financial assistance – Nil
      In-kind – locations assistance

2006–07: Australia – feature film production
          Financial assistance - $200 000
      In-kind – locations, logistics
          ‘4’ Documentary – feature documentary
      Financial assistance – Nil
      In kind – locations assistance

Northern Territory-based film and television production:

2001–02: Financial assistance - $11 000 in arts grants
2002–03: Financial assistance - $2400 professional development grants for Territory filmmakers

2003–04: Film Grants Program - $61 000
          Us Mob – interactive children’s television series:
      Financial assistance - $5000
      In-kind – provision of vehicles
          In-kind assistance to industry through NT Film Office staff and operations - $250 000

2004–05: Film Grants Program - $104 000
          In-kind assistance to industry through NT Film Office staff and operations - $250 000

2005–06: Film grants program - $210 000
          In-kind assistance to industry through NT Film Office staff and operations - $325 000

2006–07: Film Grants program - $262 000
          Double Trouble – children’s television series
          Financial assistance - $243 000
          In-kind - locations and logistics
          In-kind assistance to industry through NT Film Office staff and operations - $327 000


266. Assistance to Australia Production

Mr MILLS to MINISTER for ARTS and MUSEUMS

Please provide details of all support, assistance and expenditure that has been given, or is allocated, intended, or anticipated for, Baz Luhrmann’s current Australia production, including in-kind support.

ANSWER

Assistance to Australia production

Financial $200 000 locations incentive
assistance:

In-kind: General locations assistance through NT Film Office staff; logistics coordination through Department of the Chief Minister


267. Assistance to The Alice Production

Mr MILLS to MINISTER for ARTS and MUSEUMS

Please provide details of all support, assistance and expenditure that was given to the Channel 9/Southern Star TV series The Alice, including in-kind support.

ANSWER

Assistance to The Alice production:

Financial $330 000
assistance:
In-kind: General assistance with locations through NT Film Office staff.


268. Assistance to Other Interstate and Overseas Productions

Mr MILLS to MINISTER for ARTS and MUSEUMS

Please provide details of all support, assistance and expenditure that has been given to other interstate and overseas films and TV productions since the government’s election, including in-kind support.

ANSWER

The Northern Territory Film Office was established in 2003–04. Prior to that, assistance to Territory-based film and television production through the Arts and Museums portfolio was within the general arts grants program.

2004–05: The Alice – television series
          Financial assistance - $330 000
      In-kind – general assistance
          Ten Canoes – feature film production
      Financial assistance – Nil
          In-kind – general assistance, travel and vehicles
          Rogue – feature film production
      Financial assistance – Nil
          In-kind support – locations assistance


2005–06: Crocodile Dreaming – short drama
          Financial assistance - $13 000 for vehicles
      In-kind – locations assistance
          Hector O’hEochagain
      Financial assistance – Nil
      In-kind – locations assistance

2006–07: Australia – feature film production
          Financial assistance - $200 000
      In-kind – locations, logistics
          ‘4’ Documentary – feature documentary
      Financial assistance – Nil
      In-kind – locations assistance
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