Plan to ensure studio viable beyond Mad Max
Wednesday, 19th May, 2010
A consultancy group will be helping City Council to run the city’s new film studio after filming for Mad Max 4 is completed.
Business consultants from AECOM will attend several workshops at the Royal Exchange Hotel with the aim of finalising a business plan for the Broken Hill Film, Studio and Precinct.
“We’ll be helping the Council make a product commercially viable,” consultant Stephen Bargwanna said.
“It’s an ideal location for shooting.”
He and Nick Fletcher, with the help of David Court from The Australian Film, Television and Radio School, are here to visit sites and locations, as well as meet with locals.
They hope to sustain the studios for future film and television productions as well as for educational purposes such as film and television training.
Consultants will also seek the views of Film Broken Hill and hope
to complete the plan in June.
The official starting date of production on Mad Max 4: Fury Road is yet to be announcecd, but it is said that it will begin later this year.
Mr Bargwanna was asked about whether the flow of heavy trucks transporting ore along Eyre Street would affect the use of the studio.
“Once we familiarize ourselves with the site, we will take that into account,” he said.