See the latest news from Screenwest and the Western Australian Screen Industry, including new initiatives from Screenwest, projects filming in Western Australia and achievements by WA creatives.
PRODUCTION COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Electric Pictures
The WA production company is celebrating two big milestones this June with Aussie Gold Hunters hitting 100 episodes and the company celebrating 30 years of production.
ABC and Screenwest partner for the ABC Factual Formats Initiative
The initiative is designed to discover the next great returnable factual series out of Western Australia. Applications close Friday, 3 June at 5:00pm AWST.
WA talent featuring in ‘Elvis’ as it premieres at Cannes next week
Baz Luhrmann’s brand new film features WA cast members Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery and Kate Mulvany, with Perth company Double Barrel completing some of the film’s VFX.
Screenwest Travel Fund to reopen
The Screenwest Travel Fund is reopening on 17 May 2022 with brand new guidelines.
‘A Friend in Death’ set to premiere on ABC this Sunday 15 May
Periscope Pictures’ documentary explores how the art of storytelling is helping terminally ill people in their final days, and will premiere on Compass on ABC TV Plus this Sunday.
US feature film ‘Where all Light Tends to Go’ heading to WA for post-production
Ben Young’s US feature film, Where All Light Tends to Go, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Wright and Hopper Penn, is heading to WA for post-production.
13 film, TV & online Western Australian projects receive scripted development funding
The successful projects include a coming of age musical-comedy feature, an Indigenous TV series about two sisters working as paranormal investigators, and a queer Pirate TikTok series.
WA Government and Screenwest announce WA Screen Industry Strategy
The Western Australian Government and Screenwest are pleased to announce the development of the WA Screen Industry Strategy, set to provide a 10-year vision for development of WA Screen sector.
SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator returns for 2022
The Australia-wide initiative will give an emerging, diverse Western Australian writer the opportunity to join production company Easy Tiger in NSW.
Post Production Supervisor Attachment on upcoming feature film
A professional attachment opportunity is available through the Screenwest Crew Attachment Program on an upcoming feature film. Applications close Tuesday, 26 April at 5:00pm AWST.
PRODUCTION COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: iGeneration Studios
Formerly Komixx Entertainment, the WA production company behind ITCH and The Kissing Booth are entering an exciting new stage.
Elevate 2022 launching soon
Screenwest is committed to supporting short filmmaking in Western Australia, and will be announcing new guidelines for Elevate 2022 in the coming weeks.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker