Paramount’s live-action Dora The Explorer movie will film in Australia after the country gave the movie a last-minute tax break.
According to Deadline, Paramount will receive a 30% film tax credit, which is an increase from the standard 16.5% film tax credit.
The movie will be an update of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon and will follow a teenage Dora as she navigates the world with her cousin Diego. The movie is slated for an August 2019 release.
“We could not be more thrilled to be bringing Dora to Queensland and to be able to deliver Queensland for our film,” said Lee Rosenthal, President of Physical Production for Paramount Pictures. “In Queensland, we are able to get outstanding crew, stages and a variety of jungle topography and city backdrops in essentially one place.” The film will shoot on the Gold Coast’s $15.5 million Sound Stage 9 at Village Roadshow Studios with production expected to begin late spring/early summer.
“Over the past three years my government has committed $30 million attracting movie makers to Queensland through our Production Attraction Fund, gaining more than $350 million of direct expenditure in our State,” said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “We will keep on pushing for screen jobs for our local crews and creatives and for productions that inject hundreds of millions of dollars into our economy and take our creative talent and our stunning Queensland locations, to screens around the world.”
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