The investment will be made to the WA Screen Fund (previously Western Australian Regional Film Fund), which encourages production in the State's regions and helps to boost local economies.
By showcasing WA's regions to national and international audiences, the productions also support positive tourism outcomes for the local communities.
Many feature films have been shot in the State thanks to the Fund including adaptations of Tim Winton's novels Dirt Music (filmed in the Kimberley) and Breath (filmed in the Great Southern).
Feature films Rams and H is for Happiness were also recently shot in the Great Southern.
The Fund also supports television production in the State. The AACTA award-winning Mystery Road is shot the Kimberley and Aussie Gold Hunters in the Goldfields — a WA show that became the highest-rated production on its network Discovery Channel Australia.
As we move into the COVID-19 recovery stage and the re-booting of the creative economy, there is a growing national and international demand for creative content. WA is seen as safe place for returning to screen production.
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