Construction of a new $46 million sound stage has been announced and at 3,700sqm, it will be one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, allowing the studios to attract and host large-scale blockbuster productions while still providing world-class facilities for smaller TV and film projects.
It has also been announced that international production company Dick Cook Studios (DCS) would establish its Asia-Pacific base at DSM, headed by Melbourne-born Managing Director Kate McLean.
Founded by former Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook in 2015, DCS has a pipeline of major family-focused projects in development ¬– production will start next year on a film based on adventure book series Ranger’s Apprentice by Australian author John Flanagan.
A new giant sound stage and a partnership with Hollywood leader Dick Cook will supercharge Victoria’s screen industry, injecting millions of dollars into the economy and supporting hundreds of new jobs.
Updated on 26 May 2023