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The benefits of a vibrant Territory screen industry are wide reaching. Screen production creates direct economic impact, gives us rich and diverse cultural outputs, raises the Territory’s profile nationally and internationally, and embodies the innovation that drives modern economies.
The screen industry can contribute to a range of positive outcomes for the Northern Territory, that align with the Government’s ambitions for new employment opportunities, liveability, population growth, tourism visitation, export earnings, and investment attractiveness.
Screen production taking place in the Territory means direct economic benefit, in the form of employment and economic activity; particularly from screen projects that leverage private sector investment and those that attract large production budgets from interstate and overseas.
Screen Territory estimates for every $1 of Northern Territory Government grant funding, productions spend an average of $6 in the Territory. This Screen Industry Development Plan includes a number of actions designed to significantly increase this ratio, to maximise employment and economic participation for Territorians from future production activity.
In year one of the Plan Screen Territory will work to establish baseline data and evaluation frameworks to enable long term measurement of the scale and composition of the Northern Territory screen industry and to set realistic and measurable targets to evaluate industry outcomes and the success of this plan.
Also central to this plan are actions to increase the creation and retention of intellectual property by local industry practitioners. The Northern Territory Government, industry and professional advisors all have a role to play in this transformative shift.