Wednesday, 30 September 2020 Sydney

The Entertainment & Media Industry::

Australia is a centre of excellence for movie making, animation, digital FX and gaming design.

Animation Industry
Australian animation and visual FX is internationally recognized and it’s cultural capital, Sydney has become a hub for animation around the world. The city has six major animation and visual effects studios that have made block buster movies including Animal Logic (Babe, The Matrix and Happy Feet), Omnilab (Spike Jonze's upcoming, Where The Wild Things Are) and Rising Sun Pictures (Wolverine).

Gaming Industry
Australians are huge fans of gaming and the country has 40 game development firms and has produced more than 200 games titles. In the 2006 financial year, sales of computer and video game hardware and software exceeded $1 billion.

  • Approximately 12.5 million video and computer games are purchased each year.
  • In the first six months of 2007, the total market for interactive entertainment hardware and software grew by 30%.
  • Australia earns $100 million in export revenue from games each year.
  • The Australian interactive entertainment industry employ approximately 5,000 people. Approximately 800 new games are submitted for classification each year.
  • All facts and figures from the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA).

Movie Industry
Australia has a long history in film-making. Great weather, competitive costs, highly trained technicians and creatives and government incentives make it a great destination for high quality film and video production.

In 2006/7 the Australian Film Industry made 33 films with a total budget of $538 million. Of these, 24 were Australian productions ($218 million), three were co-productions ($52 million) and six were foreign productions (102 million). Source: Production Industry - Feature Film Productions - Activity Summary

This year an impressive overall total of $946 million was spent in filmmaking - a 6% increase on the previous year results and a 4% increase on the prior highest year of 2004
Source: Australian Film Commission

Australians also love going to the movies. The highest grossing film in Australia in 2008 was The Dark Knight, it made $45.7 million The highest grossing local film in Australia was Australia with international stars Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. The film made $26.9 million locally.

Australian-produced feature films earned $35.5 million or 3.8 per cent of the total Australian box office in 2008.

Indian Film Industry - facts and figures
India has the world's biggest movie industry in terms of the number of movies produced – over 1,000 movies annually.

The industry has been growing rapidly over the last years achieving $2.2 billion revenues in 2008. It grew 13.4% in 2008. The expectations for the Indian film industry is of an annual growth rate of 9.1% reaching $3.4 billion in 2013. (FICCI-KPMG 2009 report)

4 billion movie tickets are sold annually in India, compared to 3 billion for Hollywood movies worldwide.