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Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures Gets Green Light for “Green Lantern�

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA— Rising Sun Pictures, Australia’s specialist feature film visual effects production house, has been contracted by Warner Bros. to provide visual effects services for “Green Lantern.� Directed by Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale�) and starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard, the film is scheduled for a summer 2011 release.
Working alongside major vendor Sony Pictures Imageworks, Rising Sun will deliver key CG sequences in the film. “Once again the quality the work done here in South Australia has resulted in a tent-pole picture choosing Rising Sun from a field of international competitors� said CEO Michael Taylor. “Our ability to deliver complex, photo-real effects work on tight turnarounds continues to place Rising Sun as one of the most sought after vendors in the industry�.
The production will benefit from a reduction in the 15% Post, Digital and Visual Effects Rebate threshold, but Company Director Tony Clark says the Australian Government still needs to do more to ensure the local industry can remain competitive on a larger scale. “The sustained strength of the Australian dollar is not helping attract lucrative, longer term contracts to our shores. Rising Sun is pleased to have brought a fraction of the Green Lantern spend back to Australia, however a sliding rebate scale locked in step with the dollar up to a maximum of 30% would once again position Australia as a true competitor on the international stage�.
Rising Sun’s recent expansion further increases the company’s ability to cater for the needs of multiple blockbuster productions, simultaneously delivering large volume, highly complex visual effects & character shots. Rising Sun is also working on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II� and the Digital Intermediate for local film “Red Dog�.

About Rising Sun Pictures
Rising Sun Pictures is a passionate team of producers, artists and technicians, known for providing complex digital visual effects and cg character work to feature film clients all around the world. With the infrastructure to deliver a full spectrum of services from Design through to Digital Intermediate, Rising Sun has recently worked on films such as Terminator Salvation, the Harry Potter series [The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows], X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Watchmen. For more information, visit