Blame producer Ryan Hodgson will join ScreenWest as an investment manager this month.

In the newly developed role Hodgson will: contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of ScreenWest’s production funding schemes; manage ScreenWest's production funds and initiatives; assess applications for ScreenWest production funding and oversee the assessment process; and provide professional advice in response to production enquiries.

He will report to Defrim Isai, who has led ScreenWest's production team since mid-2011.

“Ryan brings a depth of experience and knowledge of the WA industry to the production team and we are certainly looking forward to WA being more proactive on a national level to increase both drama and documentary productions in WA,” Isai said in a statement.

Hodgson previously worked as a project officer at ScreenWest, twice managing the agency’s screen industry partnership fund. He has taught producing and budgeting at the Film & Television Institute (FTI) in Fremantle and was also the Western Australian Chapter Head of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) between 2008-2011.

His drama producing credits include the feature films Blame (Melbourne, Toronto and Chicago international film festivals and Cannes Cinephiles), Justice and short film Crush. He has also produced over 80 advertising campaigns totalling over 170 commercials.

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