Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Hollywood wraps up at Blacktown International Sportspark

Hollywood wraps up at Blacktown International Sportspark
January 21, 2014

Filming of the movie 'Unbroken', directed by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, has come to an end at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Western Sydney.

The project saw over 300 extras and 250 crew converge on the Sportspark's Athletics Centre which was transformed into the athletics track of the Berlin Olympic Stadium in the 1930s.

Jolie's crew secured exclusive access to the athletics track at the western Sydney venue from 25th November last year until 20th January, with computer graphics to be used to transform the venue into the historic venue for the finished movie.

The film, due for release in December 2014, tells the story of former US Olympic runner Louie Zamperini, a competitor at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and later a World War II prisoner of war.

Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney is no stranger to the cameras. It has been the back drop for television commercials, television series, and magazine shoots, most recently featured in the January 2014 issue of Australian Women's Health magazine.

Commenting on the venue's hosting of Jolie's movie, Mayor of Blacktown City Councillor Len Robinson stated "Blacktown International Sportspark hosts a variety of sports at different levels but it's great to see the venue has such a diverse range as a sporting facility and can be used for films and photo shoots.

"The Sportspark look forward to more opportunities like this in the future."

For more information on filming at Blacktown International Sportspark call 02 9839 6591.

14th November 2013 - ANGELINA JOLIE GETS EXCLUSIVE USE OF ATHLETICS TRACK AT BLACKTOWN INTERNATIONAL SPORTSPARK


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

Vivaticket

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as Vivaticket Pty Ltd.  Vivaticket is the ideal strategic partner for the organisation and management of your…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business