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Drama production activity summary

Number of feature films and TV drama programs produced, total production budgets (current dollars*) and spend in Australia, 1990/91–2014/15

Next update March 2017

* Dollar value as per each year specified (ie not adjusted for inflation).

See also Feature film production and TV drama production.

 

No. produced, 1990/91–2014/15
 Graph: Number of titles produced 1990/91-2014/15. Table below has the data.

Total production budgets (current dollars*), 1990/91–2014/15
 Graph: Total productions (current dollars), 1990/91-2014/15. Table below has the data.

Notes:
Foreign productions undertaking only PDV in Australia have been included since 2006/07.


Figures preceded by '+' are for foreign productions undertaking only PDV work in Australia.

  Australian productions1 Foreign productions2 All productions
No. Total budgets ($m)* Spend in Aust. ($m)3 No. Total budgets ($m)*4 Spend in Aust. ($m)3 No. Total budgets ($m)*4 Spend in Aust. ($m)3
1990/91 70 277 n.a. 3 34 n.a. 73 311 n.a.
1991/92 79 242 n.a. 8 102 n.a. 87 343 n.a.
1992/93 54 210 n.a. 8 50 n.a. 62 260 n.a.
1993/94 64 299 n.a. 6 105 n.a. 70 404 n.a.
1994/95 65 223 211 9 128 95 74 351 306
1995/96 74 308 296 14 182 92 88 490 386
1996/97 76 385 347 10 143 80 86 528 427
1997/98 81 444 411 9 130 108 90 574 519
1998/99 67 442 398 14 258 165 81 700 563
1999/00 79 526 475 10 311 104 89 837 579
Total 90/91–99/00 709 3,354 n.a. 91 1,443 n.a. 800 4,797 n.a.
Annual av.
90/91–99/00 71 335 n.a. 9 144 n.a. 80 480 n.a.
94/95–99/00 74 388 357 11 192 107 85 580 464
2000/01 71 513 418 21 350 191 92 863 609
2001/02 71 483 447 12 413 216 83 896 662
2002/03 61 319 289 17 347 218 78 666 517
2003/04 61 441 398 12 470 279 73 911 676
2004/05 62 331 295 10 488 263 72 819 558
2005/06 76 352 317 7 77 49 81 427 367
2006/07 75 549 491 11 (+17) 317 134 (+9) 86 (+17) 866 625 (+9)
2007/08 85 575 447 8 (+15) 340 238 (+13) 93 (+15) 915 685 (+13)
2008/09 84 763 702 8 (+9) 12 3 (+18) 91 (+9) 775 704 (+18)
2009/10 79 616 565 7 (+6) 264 170 (+10) 86 (+6) 880 735 (+10)
Total 00/01–09/10 725 4,942 4,369 113 (+47) 3,078 1,761 (+51) 835 (+47) 8,017 6,139 (+51)
Annual av.
00/01–09/10
73 494 438 11 (+12) 308 176 (+13) 84 (+12) 802 614 (+13)
2010/11 63 467 430 18 76 131 81 543 561
2011/12 79 707 597 25 36 98 104 743 694
2012/13 90 708 626 16 177 131 106 885 757
2013/14 86 747 640 26 286 204 112 1,033 844
2014/15 82 462 420 16 403 418 98 865 837

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes:
Figures are updated on an ongoing basis therefore there may be some discrepancies with previously published data.
Figures may not total exactly due to rounding.
Figures preceded by '+' are for foreign productions undertaking only PDV work in Australia. Foreign productions undertaking only PDV in Australia have been included since 2006/07. Foreign shoot and PDV-only figures have been combined from 2010/11 onwards due to confidentiality reasons.
n.a. Not available.
* Dollar value as per each year specified (ie not adjusted for inflation).
1. Productions under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions.
2. Productions under foreign creative control with a substantial amount shot in Australia.
3. Includes some expenditure on foreign production elements – for example, fees for non-Australian actors or other individuals while working in Australia. See also Feature production > Spend in Australia.
4. Total budgets for foreign productions include only foreign titles shot in Australia – total budgets for foreign PDV-only titles are not available.

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