The Gloaming season 2 backed for development

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A SECOND season of acclaimed Stan original drama series ‘The Gloaming’ will be explored in a virtual writers’ room thanks to Advanced Development Funding made available through the State Government’s Cultural and Creative Industries stimulus package.

The first series of The Gloaming has been recognised as an applauded crime drama.

It was shot against the surreal landscapes of Tasmania and starred Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie and Arron Pederson.

“The Gloaming is one of the first screen projects approved through accelerated assessment by Screen Tasmania, as part of $2 million in funding that has been brought forward to assist our renowned cultural sector in these challenging times,” Minister for Arts Elise Archer said.

“The $2 million in accelerated funding is in addition to $1.5 million in new funding that is part of the Tasmanian Government’s Cultural and Creative Industries Stimulus Package to support individuals and organisations leading Tasmania’s renowned cultural sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The package of funding has been rated as the best on per capita basis of all states and territories, and is designed to support artists, screen practitioners and organisations who have had projects cancelled by providing targeted funds available in the short term.

“These funding measures are designed to stimulate the cultural and creative industries to continue to do what it does best – create work, engage with the community, project our identity, and critically reflect the essence of ourselves,” Ms Archer said.

“In doing so, we were the first jurisdiction to recognise, by way of stimulus funding, the ability to develop digital content during the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep our artists, screen practitioners and organisations active and also connect with our increasingly engaged online community.

“We need to ensure that there is a degree of stability in an inherently unstable and uncertain time.

“We want to ensure our industry remains vibrant after the COVID19 pandemic – production and presentation ready.”

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cultural and creative sector contributed $179 million to the Tasmanian economy, and directly employed more than 5000 Tasmanians.

In addition, it is an enabler for activity, employment and revenue for associated industries including tourism, hospitality and education.

“Even more importantly, our cultural and creative industries are a crucial facilitator of social and mental health and wellbeing for Tasmanians – an essential element both during and post the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms Archer said.

“The cultural and creative industries are a vital part of our way of life in Tasmania and our Government is committed to preserving and supporting the sector during these difficult times so we emerge an even stronger creative State.”

Caption: Aaron Pederson, Minister for the Arts Elise Archer, Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie (pictured taken prior to the introduction of social distancing restrictions).

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