NSW Government Supporting Flying Bark Expansion


The NSW Government has committed to supporting the expansion of the local production studio Flying Bark Productions to help create 150 new full-time jobs at its Sydney-based facilities.

As part of the NSW Government’s Jobs Plus Program, the latest support for the company behind the film 100% Wolf and the animation studio responsible for Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel’s What If…? series will also support another 63 indirect jobs by June 2024.

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres said: “PDV is thriving in NSW and late last year we expanded our sector rebate to include the digital games industry to drive even more opportunities for companies to locate in the state.

“Investing in the expansion of leading production companies, such as Flying Bark, through Jobs Plus supports our home-grown talent pool and will ensure the NSW industry maintains its competitive edge in drawing international business opportunities that rely on transferable digital skills.”

Flying Bark Productions’ CEO, Barbara Stephen, added: “The NSW Government has been instrumental in supporting the expansion of our industry, with the competitive PDV rebate a contributing factor in the exponential growth of our company over the past few years, along with the unprecedented demand for premium animation.

“This demand and Covid-19 has caused our local talent pool to be stretched, so the Jobs Plus Program could not have come at a better time as we commit to a further 150 full-time jobs over the next three years, with a focus on entry-level positions.”