Scottish government pledges continued support for screen industries

Development funding doubled

by Jennie Kermode

£10m investment for film and television
£10m investment for film and television Photo: Howard Lake

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, today laid out her programme for government and pledged a further £10m of funding for development, production and growth, to be distributed over the next financial year.

The promised funding will include continued support for the Production Growth Fund, which encourages productions to base themselves in Scotland, providing job opportunities for Scots working in the industry and boosting local economies. Creative Scotland has demonstrated that for every £1 invested in this fund so far, £10 has been generated.

The new money includes £475k previously pledged to support a new branch of the National Film and Television School in Glasgow.

"We are also working with Scottish Enterprise, Creative Scotland and others to facilitate the creation of additional studio facilities," the government announced in a supporting statement, refering to Scotland's creative industries as "a vital cultural and economic resource."

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