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 – an increase of more than 200 per cent compared to 2007.

We’re investing to grow the sector further. This year, total public funding for screen development, production and growth doubled to £20 million.

To attract film and high-end television productions to come to, or stay, in Scotland, £3.7 million has been allocated through a Production Growth Fund – unlocking £60 million of wider economic benefits since 2015.

The Scottish Government is also 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. The School will offer bursary funding to a third of students in the first two years in order to improve diversity and inclusion in the screen sector.

A dedicated Screen Unit for film and TV, based within Creative Scotland, has also now been set up – backed up with £10 million of Scottish Government investment. The Unit will oversee support from development through to production and distribution.

A new £3 million Broadcast Content Fund has also been launched to support productions for television, digital broadcast and streaming platforms that showcase Scotland.