In response to the current crisis facing the Western Australian screen industry triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Screenwest has announced a two-and-a-half million-dollar sustainability package, funded by repurposing existing funding provided by the State Government of Western Australia through Lotterywest. With almost all screen production put on hold for the foreseeable future, the package will be delivered in addition to funding already committed to current projects. This funding support package is focused on screen practitioners’ activities over the next six months in particular, and has been designed in response to industry feedback. Key elements of the package to be launched with immediate effect include:
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