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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Saturday, February 08, 2020

    Gold Coast to shine hosting TV’s A-list

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Saturday, February 08, 2020

    Gold Coast to shine hosting TV’s A-list

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced the date of the 2020 TV WEEK Logie Awards on the Gold Coast.

    The Premier revealed the Logies would be staged on Sunday, 28 June.

    “We back events that we know will deliver a great economic return for Gold Coast businesses,” she said.

    “Money can’t buy the kind of exposure the Logies generates for the Coast. And on June 28, we’ll again welcome the who’s who of Aussie TV back to the Gold Coast.”

    The Premier said the industry’s night-of-nights had grown substantially since moving to Queensland.

    “Hosting the TV WEEK Logies is an opportunity to further establish Queensland as a powerhouse in the film and television industry and to showcase our world-class event hosting capabilities and tourism experiences,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “Since bringing the event to the Gold Coast in 2018 we’ve taken it to the next level, adding a series of industry events that have grown each year to attract industry leaders and provide opportunities for local aspiring students.

    “We’ve made sure we capitalise on the vast knowledge and skill of industry experts while having them here on the Gold Coast and created events that are quickly becoming highly-regarded across the industry.

    “We’ve also opened up opportunities for fans to brush shoulders with some of Australian TV’s favourite stars.

    “As we prepare to host ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ here on the Gold Coast this weekend, Queensland is certainly demonstrating its position as the film and television hub of the country.”

    Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the Logies would give a great boost to the Gold Coast’s tourism industry.

    “The eyes of Australia will be on the Gold Coast on June 28 – it’s a great marketing opportunity for the Coast,” she said.

    “Images of the Gold Coast will be beamed into millions of homes Australia-wide. We’re going to capitalise on this event with domestic tourism campaigns and direct marketing to make sure local tourism operators benefit from the Logies.”

    Ms Jones said viewership grew 10 per cent last year, with an average of 1.1 million viewers.

    “We’ve also made the most of opportunities to leverage the great social media following of the stars who descend on the coast - sharing pictures of A-listers having a great time on the Coast.

    Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the Logies presented an extraordinary opportunity for the city to showcase its film and television capability.

    “With the list of shows and films made here growing steadily, we’ve already proven our capability as a film destination of choice,” he said.

    “The Logies not only brings industry names to our city who see first hand everything we have to offer in the film and TV space; it brings the beautiful Gold Coast into more than a million lounge rooms around the country.”

    TV WEEK Editor Thomas Woodgate says: “TV WEEK is thrilled to be heading back to The Star Gold Coast in sunny Queensland to once again celebrate and honour the TV industry’s finest at the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards. We’re looking to put on a bigger and better show once again this year – I can’t wait to see everyone on the red carpet come June 28.”

    ENDS

    Media contact:

    Zoe Russell (Premier’s office) 0439 982 347

    Jack Harbour (Minister Jones’ office) 0419 620 447