24 Apr 2012
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today announced that Ian Booth has been reappointed chief executive officer of ScreenWest, the State Government’s Screen funding agency.
Mr Day said Mr Booth’s wealth of experience in the local and national screen industries had already been of enormous benefit to the State.
“I am pleased Ian agreed to lead the agency for a further five years as he has overseen a period of unprecedented growth in local film and television production,” he said.
“This era has included investment by ScreenWest in a number of feature film successes, including Bran Nue Dae, Mad Bastards and, most recently, the box office smash Red Dog.
“It has also supported numerous award-winning television productions, including Cloudstreet; Who Do You Think You Are; Lockie Leonard; Jandamarra’s War; SAS: The Search for Warriors; and the recently screened The Great Mint Swindle.
“Western Australia is becoming more widely recognised as a strong, vibrant production centre producing quality content for the national and international audience.”
Mr Booth said it had been a privilege to work with WA’s creative talent in the past five years and welcomed the opportunity to further develop these partnerships, to build the industry and help realise further creativity.
For more information visit the ScreenWest website