11 March 2024

Multi-million dollar screen funding revealed at WA premiere

Show business is good business for Western Australia – that's the message from the Cook Labor Government as the Minister for Culture and the Arts reveals almost $19 million in new funding for the State's screen industry.

The announcement has been made at the premiere of Population: 11, the first Stan Original Series filmed in Western Australia.
That production created significant employment and an economic boost.

This funding will support WA's soon-to-be launched Screen Industry Strategy, including more than $15m for incentives to attract major productions to the screen production facility currently under construction near Malaga Station.

It will also help to market and promote WA as a film destination nationally and internationally.

It comes after Screenwest recently received a blockbuster $9.2m this year, an additional $1.5m from Lotterywest, with $1m for local productions and $500,000 towards First Nations programs.

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