Creative Scotland reveals Film Strategy
by Naman Ramachandran
- Film studio and increased incentives amongst priorities identified
Creative Scotland has published its Film Strategy, detailing priorities for the film sector over the next three years till 2017. These include the establishment of a sustainable film studio; increased incentives for film and television production, which match or better the incentives of other territories; greater support for writers and script development; support for and commitment to Scotland’s production community, in particular documentary-making and animation, through sourcing increased funding for production; support for, and investment across, the distribution and exhibition sector creating better links from production through to distribution and exhibition together with a focus on audience development; and, greater emphasis on film and moving image education with clearer, more co-ordinated routes from school to further education and on into industry.
Natalie Usher, Director of Film and Media, Creative Scotland, said, “This is an ambitious Strategy for film in Scotland. It sets out our aim to make Scotland home to a vibrant, culturally diverse and commercially competitive film sector. It is motivated by a shared ambition to see a growth in the number and diversity of films and filmmakers; to establish an enviable reputation for excellence in filmmaking and cement Scotland’s position as a key destination for international productions. Scotland will be a nation that celebrates the importance of every aspect of its film culture.”