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God’s Favorite Idiot: Netflix pulls out early from Melissa McCarthy’s Australian production

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Only half of the Byron Bay-shot series has been filmed after being promised a $10m incentive grant, leaving Australian crew suddenly out of work A major US television series with $10m in Australian government incentive funding has been hobbled by content platform and production behemoth Netflix, with only half of the series finished shooting. Produced and starring the husband and wife duo Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, God’s Favorite Idiot began filming in and around Byron Bay and Ballina in northern New South Wales in March.
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