Noted executive producer and production legal adviser Bryce Menzies will contribute his broad industry experience to Western Australia's screen funding and development body, ScreenWest.
Announcing Mr Menzies' appointment to the ScreenWest board today, Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the move came at an important time for the WA production sector.
"It's an exciting time to join the ScreenWest board, with the Liberal National Government recently announcing the $16 million Western Australian Regional Film Fund which aims to attract significant levels of production from within Australia and internationally," Mr Day said.
"I welcome Mr Menzies and the wealth of knowledge he will bring to his new ScreenWest role.
"The regional film fund promises to give WA a serious competitive edge, so I expect ScreenWest will be even busier than usual as Mr Menzies takes up his position.
"Through feature film successes such as Paper Planes and RED DOG, television productions including Who Do You Think You Are?, Prison Songs, and Birthplace of the Giants and the upcoming features Jasper Jones and Breath, ScreenWest has firmly established itself as a key player in the Australian screen industry."
Mr Menzies has a long history in the industry, with executive producer credits including acclaimed films Son of a Gun (2014), RED DOG (2011), A Few Best Men (2011) and Two Hands (1999).
"He has previously served on the boards of Film Victoria, Screen Tasmania and the South Australian Film Corporation," the Minister said.
Mr Menzies also provides legal counsel on feature films, shorts, documentaries and television series.
The WA Regional Film Fund was made possible by Royalties for Regions
The State Government has provided funding for productions Breath, Jasper Jones, Drift, Paper Planes, RED DOG and RED DOG: True Blue
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