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.
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.
PRODUCTION COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: iGeneration Studios
Formerly Komixx Entertainment, the WA production company behind ITCH and The Kissing Booth are entering an exciting new stage.
The WA Screen Diversity Leadership Group welcomes four new members
The Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) welcomes new members Jessica Bailey, Cathy Henkel, Stephanie Cole and Arun Raj.
CinefestOZ Albany 2022 kicks off in two weeks
Running from 28 April to 1 May in the beautiful Great Southern city of Albany, Screenwest-supported features How to Please a Woman, Stage Changers and I Met a Girl head up a diverse festival program.
PRODUCTION COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Joined Up Films
Hot on the heels of releasing disability-led series Filming Our Future, Joined Up has had two new documentaries commissioned – Me & My Tourette’s for SBS and Keeping Hope for NITV.
PRODUCTION COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: Pink Pepper and Banshee Hills
WA production companies PiNK PEPPER and Banshee Hills are cooking up three deadly Western Australian Indigenous-led projects.
‘A Friend in Death’ documentary greenlit for production
The documentary will follow a group of passionate volunteers who record the biographies of palliative care patients, opening up an unexpected pathway of healing and acceptance through the uncovering of wonderful life stories.
The Backlot announces the launch of Nexus Events
The new series of industry events has been created specifically to support WA’s screen industry guilds, societies and associations.
Screenwest welcomes Martha Coleman and Chris Veerhuis
Screenwest is pleased to welcome Martha Coleman and Chris Veerhuis as Head of Creative: Content & Industry Development and Head of Production.
Joan Peters awarded Medal of the Order of Australia
The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement and the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.
Cassandra Nguyen announced as new Chair of Diversity Leadership Group
The Diversity Leadership Group is also calling out for expressions of interest to join the group in 2022.
2021, despite its challenges, has been a bumper year for the WA screen industry with the announcement of a $20M production attraction fund, $105M committed to screen infrastructure, new federal screen legislation, the production of four feature films, one drama series and several documentary projects.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker