This initiative is a key component of the $250 million JobMaker plan to get the entertainment, arts and screen sectors back to work.
TIF will operate for 12 months commencing 1 July 2020 and is expected to support around 50 Australian productions with total expenditure of almost $500 million.
TIF will support more than 11,000 individual jobs in a range of roles, including actors, writers, camera operators, set builders, electrical technicians, hair and makeup artists, accountants, caterers, designers, production managers and drivers.
This measure will address the major roadblock for the Australian film and television industry to restart production. In all other respects the production sector is ready to start work, having successfully collaborated to develop and release practical COVID-19 Safe Work Protocols that are acclaimed internationally as best practice.