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.
15 WA soundies score ASSG nominations
15 Western Australian sound recordists, boom operators, sound editors, and sound mixers have been nominated for the 2023 Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) Awards, for their work on documentary series Ningaloo Nyinggulu, New Leash on Life and Shipwreck Hunters Australia. Congratulations to all nominees!
Screenwest welcomes Melissa Hayward as Documentary Executive
Melissa will bring extensive documentary filmmaking experience to the role, with Screenwest also farewelling outgoing Documentary Executive Paul Williams.
Screenwest welcomes new Board Members Anni Browning and Annie Fogarty AM
Screenwest is delighted to announce the appointments of Anni Browning and Annie Fogarty to the Screenwest Board of Directors.
Five Western Australian projects selected for development through First Facts: First Nations Factual Showcase
Following a national callout, Screen Australia and Network 10 have selected eight First Nations documentary projects from across the country for development, and five of the eight projects are Western Australian – an incredible achievement!
CREW SPOTLIGHT: ‘Sweet As’ production designer, Emma Fletcher
Western Australian production designer Emma Fletcher has worked across a wide array of local and national projects (including How to Please a Woman and Rosehaven). She chats to Screenwest about her career and her work on WA feature, Sweet As.
CREW SPOTLIGHT: ‘Ningaloo Nyinggulu’ composer, Ash Gibson Greig
A Western Australian composer who has worked across a slew of scripted and documentary projects (including 100% Wolf and Every Family Has a Secret), Ash Gibson Greig chats to Screenwest about his career and his newest project, ABC documentary series Ningaloo Nyinggulu.
WA crew EOI – upcoming scripted television series
An upcoming scripted TV series filming in the Kimberley town of Derby is calling for expressions of interest from WA crew to work on the production.
Crew Attachment Spotlight: Nikita Calyun
Emerging Western Australian camera assistant Nikita Calyun chats to Screenwest about her experience as an attachment on feature film Sweet As. Plus, read our top tips for Crew Attachment applications.
Screen Australia commits $500K to West Coast Visions feature films
Screen Australia’s pre-commitment of up to $500K equity into the West Coast Visions initiative will boost support for talented WA filmmakers, with past recipients including writer/directors Jub Clerc, Renée Webster and David Vincent Smith.
Screenwest welcomes Shane McNeil as Development Manager
Shane will bring a wealth of creative skills and practical experience to the role, where he will be responsible for the delivery and management of Screenwest’s scripted project and practitioner development programs.
Screenwest to undertake consultation with WA scripted practitioners
Screenwest is reaching out to WA screen practitioners to help us gauge how our Development, Scripted and Footloose Production Fund Guidelines could be updated to support, attract and retain WA talent, increase crew capacity and grow Western Australian production levels.
CREW SPOTLIGHT: ‘Blueback’ costume designer, Lien See Leong
A Western Australian costume designer who has worked across a wide array of local and international projects (including The Heights and Crazy Rich Asians), Lien See Leong chats to Screenwest about her career and her work on WA feature Blueback.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker