Research, technology and innovation

Cutting-edge composition and production

The NSW Government, through Create NSW, actively encourages the works of local writers, composers, filmmakers, playwrights and dancers, providing grants and other incentives to organisations such as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, all of which are based in NSW.

NSW is also an acknowledged global leader in the digital production of film and television content, visual effects, animation and sound design. Sydney's post-production facilities are world class, and major Hollywood blockbusters such as Captain America, Iron Man, The Lord of the Rings and Thor and have been developed here.

Sydney-based visual effects house Animal Logic produces cutting-edge design, animation and visual effects for the film, television and advertising industries. The company's services are in high demand, and it has worked on major Hollywood blockbusters such as Babe, The Matrix and The Thin Red Line.