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Hollywood Movie To Be Filmed In Whitsundays

By Ray White Whitsunday

Two leading Hollywood stars will be on location in the Whitsundays to shoot an upcoming romantic comedy in a much-needed boost for the tourism industry.

Ticket to Paradise, starring Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and George Clooney, will be filmed in Australia’s very own tropical paradise – the Whitsundays.

The feature film received a $6.4 million grant as part of the Federal Government’s $540 million Location Incentive Program.

Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said the production was expected to inject $47 million in expenditure into the Australian economy and create more than 270 jobs for local cast and crew.

“I’m so pleased to support Ticket to Paradise with a $6.4 million grant as part of our highly successful Location Incentive Program,” Mr Fletcher said.

“To date, we have 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.”

Ol Parker will direct the film, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone will produce it.

The movie is set to film in the Whitsundays and Southern Queensland in November.

Tim Bevan from Working Title said that he was thrilled to be bringing Ticket to Paradise to Australia.

“We have worked in Australia before and found the local crews to be extremely professional. We are looking forward to collaborating once again on this exciting project,” Mr Bevan said.

Source: News Mail

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