Romantic comedy, Ticket to Paradise, is the latest international feature film to be drawn to Australia with a $6.4 million grant, as part of the Australian Government’s highly successful Location Incentive Program.
Ticket to Paradise, an original romantic comedy starring Academy Award® winners Julia Roberts and George Clooney is the latest international feature film to be drawn to Australia, thanks to a $6.4 million grant, as part of the Australian Government's $540 million Location Incentive Program.
Directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone, Ticket to Paradise is set to film in The Whitsundays and Southern Queensland in November.
The production is expected to inject $47 million in expenditure into the Australian economy and create more than 270 jobs for Australian cast and crew.
The Location Incentive Program is helping Australia capitalise on a growing demand to produce films and television series down under, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with Australia's talented screen professionals, and the country's versatile film landscape.
To date, the Government has distributed more than $216 million under the Location Incentive to attract 22 productions to Australia, providing more than 12,700 employment opportunities for local cast and crew, and generating work for over 13,500 businesses that support these big productions.