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New ScreenWest chair and board members

04 Dec 2012

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day has announced several new appointments to the ScreenWest board.

Board member Peter Rowe has been appointed new chairperson, replacing outgoing chair Erica Smyth, and Janelle Marr and Dax Calder have received three-year board appointments.

Experienced filmmaker Alan Lindsay has also been reappointed to the board for a further three years.

“Through box office successes Red Dog and Bran Nue Dae as well as the recent filming of The Turning, An Accidental Soldier, These Final Hours, Satellite Boy and Drift, ScreenWest has firmly established its reputation as a key player in the Australian Screen Industry,” Mr Day said.

The Minister thanked outgoing chairperson Erica Smyth for her considerable contribution to ScreenWest for the past six years.

“Ms Smyth has made a significant and valuable impact on Western Australia’s screen industry,” he said.

“During Ms Smyth’s tenure, ScreenWest has attracted unprecedented national and overseas interest in Western Australia as a location for film and television production while proactively supporting indigenous filmmakers, resulting in a thriving WA screen industry.

“More than $150million of production has occurred in the State during this time, including Bran Nue Dae, Mad Bastards, Red Dog, Cloudstreet, The Circuit and Lockie Leonard.”

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