As well as 150 desks and meeting areas, The Studio will give residents access to broadcast studios, including green screen, sound, augmented and virtual reality facilities, as well as events and programs.
Helix Leisure, a company in out-of-home entertainment, has announced its acquisition of Sydney startup Booking Boss, a deal completed last July.
Australia’s game development industry has massive potential for growth as an export industry, according to an independent survey by IGEA and GDAA.
Without a doubt, Wellington-based startup StarNow is one of the most well-known global success stories to come out of New Zealand in recent years. The tech company is a casting and talent platform for the entertainment industry that connects aspiring and professional actors, models, musicians and crew with casting agents and production companies.
The idea of paying for porn went out of fashion around the same time as the idea of paying for music and movies. There’s still money in the industry, which was worth around $90 billion in 2013, but with young always better and fresh blood constantly coming through, performers have had to work harder to stay in the industry.
From cars and mining to finance, local startups seem to have a handle on a range of industries and sectors, but an Australian screen producer believes we need an accelerator program dedicated to media and entertainment startups if Australia is to stay on pace with global entertainment trends.