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Film studio in Perth an epic flop

3 March 2022

The vision splendid of a movie-making palace on the mouth of the Swan River has been shattered with Mark McGowan’s announcement that his government would not deliver on its election promise. Mark Naglazas investigates.

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Media Award WINNERS!

17 November 2021

Seesaw writer Mark Naglazas has won the prize for best Culture and Arts Report at the WA Media Awards, putting Seesaw on the map for award-winning arts journalism.

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Lights! Cameras! Fremantle!

13 May 2021

The WA screen industry has fallen in behind the idea of Fremantle as the state’s film hub. But is Victoria Quay the best place for a movie studio? asks Mark Naglazas in the second of a series of articles on the most important piece of film infrastructure in our state’s history.

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Hollywood or bust?

6 May 2021

The long-held dream of a movie studio in Western Australia is edging closer to reality. But is a $100 million state-of-the-art facility on Victoria Quay what our screen industry needs, asks Mark Naglazas in the first in a series on the most important piece of infrastructure in the State’s film and television history.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio