WA screen production industry's $16m boost

Western Australia's screen production industry has received a $16 million boost to encourage work in regional areas and help local economies.

The state government will disperse the funding over four years to the WA Screen Fund, with hopes the initiative will showcase the state to national and international audiences and increase tourism.

Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman said past productions, such as Rams, Breath, H is for Happiness and Mystery Road, showcased the state's vibrant film and television industry.

"These productions not only show off our state and act as a drawcard for visitors, but they also show the depth of talent that is available here in WA in the ranks of our creative industries," he said.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said WA had much to offer film and TV productions, with stunning locations in regional areas and skilled industry workers.