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Premiers Award ceremony

Pictured: ScreenWest Chief Executive Ian Booth, Department of State Development Manager for China Ngor Tan, Premier Colin Barnett, ScreenWest Chair Janelle Marr, Director of International Trade and Investment Stuart Crockett. © 3P Photography

ScreenWest, in partnership with the Department of State Development, has won the 2015 Premier’s Award for Public Sector Excellence in the Western Australia in Asia category.

The agency was honoured for delivering excellence to the Western Australian screen industry, by working in close partnership with the Department of State Development (DSD) to connect production companies in Western Australian with production companies in China.

“I am honoured ScreenWest has jointly won this prestigious award,” ScreenWest Chief Executive Ian Booth said.

“We’ve had some great outcomes from our work in this screen sector – numerous business delegations have been undertaken in both countries, business partnerships have been formalised and films made.”

ScreenWest Chief Executive Ian Booth and DSD’s Stuart Crockett, Director of International Trade and Investment, with Ngor Tan, the Manager for China, were presented with the award by Premier Colin Barnett on Wednesday, 28 October 2015.

This is the third Premier’s Award category win for ScreenWest, following on from success in 2013 (Developing the economy:ScreenWest 3 to 1 Crowdfunding Initiative) and 2011 (Improving Indigenous Outcomes: Indigenous Screen Strategy).

The Premier’s Awards recognise and celebrate achievements by those involved in the delivery of public services.

61 entries were received from across public sector agencies, including public sector departments, statutory authorities, local governments and regional offices.