Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    WA rolls out red carpet for film and TV projects with $20m fund

    26/08/2022 6:00 PM
    • McGowan Government delivers its $20 million election commitment to attract new screen productions to Western Australia
    • Screenwest to administer WA Production Attraction Incentive
    • Incentive will bring new footloose national and international film and television productions to WA

    The McGowan Government has delivered on an election commitment of $20 million in funding, to draw national and international screen productions to Western Australia.


    The WA Production Attraction Incentive - which is now open for applications - will be administered by Screenwest, and builds on a range of financial incentives in place to attract world-class productions to Western Australia, including the WA Regional Screen Fund and the WA Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects Incentive.


    A Sizzle Reel and Look Book have been released by Screenwest as part of the launch, showcasing WA's spectacular and versatile filming locations across our regions, and metropolitan Perth.


    The incentive will also complement the McGowan Government's screen production facility, which was a 2021 election commitment.


    An increase in funded productions will provide skills development and training opportunities for local screen practitioners, while helping to unlock the Federal Location Incentive Program. Creating a pipeline of WA productions will increase the capability and capacity of the local industry and suppliers, ahead of the delivery of the proposed state-of-the-art film studio and screen production facility.


    The launch of the Production Attraction Incentive complements the WA Screen Industry Strategy, which is currently being developed, to ensure WA is best placed to grow and develop the film and screen sector over the coming decade.


    WA has been home to many high-profile productions, including Blueback, Sweet As, Kid Snow, three seasons of Mystery Road, Breath, H is for Happiness, How to Please a Woman, RAMS, Ningaloo with Tim Winton and Shipwreck Hunters Australia - to name just a few.


    National and international productions will now have extra incentives to bring their productions to WA, to take advantage of the fantastic talent and locations that WA provides.


    For further information, visit https://www.screenwest.com.au/filming-in-wa/locations/


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "Western Australia has incredible, unique attributes that draw creatives to our State.


    "This fund will enable more national and international production companies to take advantage of what we have to offer - both in terms of locations, and in terms of the skills and experience of local professionals in our film and TV industry.


    "We will see the benefits to the local economy, tourism and businesses with the additional activity this will create."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400