Hollywood actress and producer Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) wants to produce US television in Western Australia.
Walsh has been quarantined in Cottesloe for the past 3 months, after visiting Perth in March and opting to stay rather than return to Hollywood.
Last night she told Seven’s locally-produced current affairs program, Flashpoint, she believes US television and movie productions will be closed for business until at least 2021.
Walsh sees Western Australia as being in a unique position, being virtually virus free, with varied landscapes, a favourable dollar and local actors and crew.
She has already had positive discussions with the WA Minister for Culture and Arts, David Templeman, and is due to meet with the WA Treasurer, Ben Wyatt, later in the month in an effort to convince the state it needs to invest in a world-class production hub – servicing all stages of the production process, as well as a state-of-the-art sound stage. An investment NSW, QLD, VIC and SA governments have already made.