WA government reappoints Ian Booth to lead ScreenWest

12 April, 2012 by Brendan Swift

ScreenWest chief executive officer Ian Booth has been reappointed to the position for a further five years.

Culture and Arts Minister John Day said Booth's local and national screen experience had been of great benefit to Western Australia during the past five years.

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"I am pleased Ian has 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 in a statement. "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." He also cited several locally-produced television shows including cloudstreet, Who Do You Think You Are, Lockie Leonard, Jandamarra's War, SAS: Search for Warriors and The Great Mint Swindle.

Booth, a former ABC business affairs manager for drama and comedy, and a lawyer by background, has led the WA state agency for the past five years.

"There is still a long way to go, but Western Australia is becoming recognised as a strong vibrant production centre, producing quality content for the national and international audience," Booth said in a statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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