How is the SNP supporting Scotland’s screen sector?
In 2016 spending on film and TV production in Scotland reached a record £69.4 million – a 200 per cent increase compared to 2007.
We have already delivered record screen sector support and are facilitating the development of private sector-led permanent film studio space. The Scottish Government has now announced an additional £10 million in support for screen sector, bringing investment to £20 million next year.
As part of this work, the Scottish Government is providing £475,000 to support the National Film and Television School to establish a new base in Scotland - the first base outside the southeast of England - and offer bursary funding to a third of students in the first two years in order to improve diversity and inclusion in the screen sector.
We will also create a new dedicated Screen Unit for film and TV, based within Creative Scotland. It will combine expertise from our creative and enterprise partners and oversee support from development through to production and distribution.