WA Launches $20 Million Production Attraction Incentive

The WA State Government has launched a $20 million Western Australian Production Attraction Incentive, via Screenwest.

Screenwest will administer the incentive, alongside the WA Regional Screen Fund and the WA Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects Incentive.

With the state’s $105 million campaign pledge to build a world-class film studio in Perth, the investment is designed to attract domestic and international productions to WA.

Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman made the announcement at CinefestOZ in Busselton on Friday evening.

“Western Australia has incredible and unique attributes that attract creatives to our state. This fund will allow more national and international production companies to take advantage of what we have to offer, both in terms of locations only in terms of the skills and experience of local professionals in our film and television industry. We will see the benefits to the local economy, tourism and businesses with the additional activity this will create,” he said. declared.

“The WA Production Attraction Incentive is a much needed addition to the local landscape. We look forward to increased production levels in our state and work with producers and the government of WA to build a sustainable WA screen industry,” said Rikki Lea Bestall, CEO of Screenwest.

WA has hosted many high profile productions including Blueback, Sweet As, Kid Snow, three seasons of Mysterious Road, Breath, H is for Happiness, How to Please a Woman, RAMS, Ningaloo with Tim Winton and Australia wreck hunters – to name a few.

Pictured: L-R: Producer Craig McMahon, Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman, Screenwest CEO Rikki Lea Bestall, DLGSC Managing Director, Lanie Chopping, Tourism WA Board Member, Janelle Marr and Chair of CinefestOZ, Margaret Buswell on the red carpet at CinefestOZ 2022 Photographer: Court McAllister.

Keith P. Plain