News 02.09.22

WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S ENTICING AU$20M PRODUCTION ATTRACTION INCENTIVE IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

SCREENWEST AND THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT HAVE RECENTLY LAUNCHED THEIR EXCITING AU$20M WESTERN AUSTRALIAN (WA) PRODUCTION ATTRACTION INCENTIVE. DEVELOPED TO ENCOURAGE FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCERS WORLDWIDE TO COME TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO MAKE THEIR NEXT BIG HIT.

The WA Production Attraction Incentive offers production funding of a minimum of 10% of the project’s Qualifying Western Australian Expenditure.

The launch of the incentive complements the State Government’s commitment to invest AU$105 million towards building a world-class film studio in Perth. Screenwest is administering the WA Production Attraction Incentive alongside the range of financial incentives in place, which will continue to attract world-class productions to Western Australia. These include the WA Regional Screen Fund and the WA Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects Incentive.

The WA Production Attraction Incentive is designed to increase the flow of International and locally-made projects, which in turn will provide significant employment and skills development opportunities for local screen practitioners while helping to unlock the Federal Location Incentive Program.

“The WA Production Attraction Incentive is a much-needed addition to the local landscape. We look forward to the increased levels of production in our State, and working together with producers and the WA Government to build a sustainable WA screen industry.”

Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest CEO

The WA Screen Industry Strategy by the State Government will continue evolving to ensure Western Australia is best placed to grow and develop the screen sector over the coming decade.

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

David Templeman, Culture and Arts Minister of Western Australia

RECENT WESTERN AUSTRALIAN-MADE PRODUCTIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING WIDE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Western Australia has lent itself to many high-profile productions, including Blueback, Sweet As, Kid Snow, three seasons of Mystery Road, Breath, H is for Happiness, How to Please a Woman, RAMS, Ningaloo with Tim Winton and Shipwreck Hunters Australia, and many more. Three of these incredible productions have been recently selected to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Three Western Australian productions were selected for this year’s TIFF event. L-R: Sweet As, Blueback and Mystery Road: Origin

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For more on Screenwest’s Incentives, head to this page

CONTACT

GABRIELLE COLE
Production Attraction & Services Manager
[email protected]
+61 8 6169 2117

www.screenwest.com.au