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Digital Games / Events / Play Now  11 Oct 2023

Play Now Melbourne 2023 highlights

Play Now Melbourne is Australia's pre-eminent games market. As part of Melbourne International Games Week, Play Now Melbourne was held on 5 October 2023 at the State Library of Victoria. It featured an impressive line-up of leading international and local publishers, platform holders and investors, hearing pitches from more than 40 projects from across Australia. Here are some of the highlights from the day.

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Media Releases  23 Feb 2024

LIAM NEESON FILMS AT MELBOURNE’S STATE-OF-THE-ART VIRTUAL PRODUCTION STAGE

Today, VicScreen CEO, Caroline Pitcher, welcomed Hollywood icon Liam Neeson, international superstar Fan Bingbing, and the blockbuster production of Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky, to Docklands Studios Melbourne.

Media Releases  25 Jan 2024

GROUNDBREAKING GAME DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE RETURNS

Today, the Minister for Creative Industries Colin Brooks announced the return of Originate Games. 

Media Releases  15 Jan 2024

LIAM NEESON ACTION BLOCKBUSTER TO FILM IN VICTORIA

Hollywood star Liam Neeson is returning to Victoria for his latest project, Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky which starts filming in the state this month.

Media Releases  10 Jan 2024

VICSCREEN APPOINTS SAM DINNING AS HEAD OF CONTENT INVESTMENT

VicScreen has appointed producer, writer, and director Sam Dinning into the position of Head of Content Investment. 

Media Releases  19 Dec 2023

NETFLIX DRAMA SERIES THE SURVIVORS TO BE PRODUCED IN VICTORIA

Production on the Netflix Australian drama series The Survivors will take place in 2024 with development, production and post-production in Victoria, and principal photography happening in Tasmania.

Media Releases  18 Dec 2023

NEW GUY PEARCE THRILLER WRAPS IN VICTORIA

A new feature film starring award-winning Australian actor Guy Pearce has just wrapped in Victoria – creating jobs and delivering a $4 million boost to the state economy.

Media Releases  13 Dec 2023

NEW TV DRAMA SERIES TO BOOST VICTORIAN SCREEN INDUSTRY

Filming is underway in Melbourne for Apple Cider Vinegar – a new Netflix and See Saw Films / Picking Scabs series backed by VicScreen that's set to create 450 local jobs and inject over $13 million to the local economy.  

Media Releases  29 Nov 2023

DIGITAL GAMES LEADER LISY KANE APPOINTED TO VICSCREEN BOARD

Games industry leader, Lisy Kane has been appointed to the VicScreen Board.

Media Releases  17 Nov 2023

SETH MACFARLANE’S TED BROUGHT TO LIFE BY MELBOURNE VFX STUDIO FRAMESTORE IN AUSTRALIA

More than 156 Victorians have brought Seth Macfarlane’s obscene yet loveable bear, Ted, to life for a new television series announced today by NBCUniversal. 

Media Releases  25 Oct 2023

ORIGINATE FACTUAL PROPELS HOMEGROWN TALENT ONTO THE WORLD STAGE OF PREMIUM SERIES

The inaugural Originate Factual has officially kickstarted with twelve Victorian producers, writers and directors selected to be part of the bold new initiative.

Media Releases / Play Now  26 Sep 2023

VICSCREEN SECURES ADDITIONAL GLOBAL GAMES PUBLISHERS TO PLAY NOW MELBOURNE

Sony PlayStation, Devolver Digital, Massive Monster, Fellow Traveller, Ultra Players, Team 17, Raw Fury, Akupara Games and Shueisha Games have now joined Meta, Landfall Games and Kepler Interactive to search for the next big games to come out of Australia. 

VicScreen launches First People Writers’ workshop in Shepparton

VicScreen has launched the First Peoples Writers’ Workshop, a new initiative that is committed to developing First Peoples creative talent within the Victorian screen industry.