Victoria scores Hollywood Epic
Victoria has beaten international competition to provide the setting for a new World War II-era TV mini-series produced by Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
The Pacific will be the biggest TV mini-series ever filmed in Australia and is expected to inject $180 million into the Victorian economy and to create up to 4000 full-time and part-time jobs.
Made by some of the same team that produced the blockbuster 2001 mini-series Band of Brothers, the new 10-part series will tell the story of three US Marines - Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge - during World War II.
Most of the filming will take place around Melbourne and in regional Victoria, with Melbourne Central City Studios at the Docklands the main production site.
Film Victoria CEO Sandra Sdraulig said she hoped The Pacific would lead to more overseas interest to film in Melbourne.
For further information, contact Shae Quabba, Communications Manager, Film Victoria, on 03 9660 3200.