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Film crew scouts region

HOT on the heels of Murwillumbah's recent starring role in the upcoming John Hurt movie, Lou, a team of film and television industry professionals toured the Tweed this week scouting for future production locations.

The group of 13 included directors, producers, writers and location managers involved in a wide range of film and television productions, from movies and TV series through to documentaries and commercials.

“Film and television productions represent a substantial boost to the local economy,” Tweed Tourism general manager, Phil Villiers, said. “During filming, crews require accommodation, food, transport, equipment and support from local businesses, as well as employing local people.”

The industry group was escorted around the Tweed by TV presenter Scott McGregor and Wendy Gray from Off the Rails Productions, with local input from representatives from Tweed Tourism and NSW National Parks and Wildlife.

“The overall feedback was extremely positive,” Mr Villiers said. “They were particularly impressed by the rainforest settings, Clarrie Hall Dam, the caldera rim views at Limpinwood and, of course, Mt Warning.”

The Tweed visit was part of a three-day Northern Rivers Film and Television Tour co-ordinated by Industry & Investment NSW and Screen NSW in partnership with the region screen offices, Northern Rivers Screenworks and Screenlinks.



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