Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has jetted off to the US overnight for a 10-day trade visit, with hopes of nabbing the next big blockbuster to boost the state's film and entertainment industry, once the Commonwealth Games wraps up on the Gold Coast.
Palaszczuk will meet with film studios in Los Angeles and New York, while there are rumours she may make a pitch to bring one of the biggest TV shows in history to the Sunshine State.
US broadcaster HBO are looking to take the popular kids show Sesame Street around the world to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019 and Palaszczuk is set to recommend the streets of Queensland as the perfect filming arena.
"Strengthening the relationship, the very strong relationship we have, between the United States and Australia," said Palaszczuk outside Brisbane Airport yesterday.
The state government is confident she'll return with a massive contract thanks to the success of multi-million dollar blockbusters including Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.