New Horizons Webinar
From the sound stages of California to Western Australia. The film and television industry in Los Angeles can be attributed to 640,500 jobs in 2016 with US$158.3 billion in economic development, according to Film L.A. Inc. With the introduction of the $20m WA Production Attraction Incentive in August 2022, and the announcement of a 16-hectare site for a dedicated screen production facility, Western Australia is on the cusp of competing with California to become a global film and television production powerhouse.
Our next New Horizons Webinar will feature CEO of Screenwest, Rikki Lea Bestall, who will share insights on Western Australia’s investment into the film and television industry, the activities on attracting high profile screen productions to the State, and the incentives that are in place to build Western Australia’s global profile as a desired location for pre- and post-film production.
An interactive Q&A session with Rikki Lea will take place after the presentation.
Rikki Lea Bestall
CEO – Screenwest
Rikki brings a wealth of experience to Screenwest after 20 years working in the screen industry, in both Australia and the US. After graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), she learnt the industry ropes working in a number of crew roles in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, before heading to Los Angeles where she developed slates and produced projects for Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, Dreamworks and Disney/Touchstone.
Rikki previously worked for Screenwest as Director of Development and later as Head of Development & Production, during which time she was instrumental in developing and delivering one of the strongest talent development programs in Australia, setting numerous WA creatives on significant career trajectories. Most recently, she worked as an independent producer and consultant for a number of WA projects. Rikki is passionate about developing talent and growing the WA screen industry into a sustainable and world class industry.
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
13:00 – Webinar Start
14:00 – Webinar Concludes
Free for all employees of Commitee for Perth member organisations