Plans to make Scotland 'a centre of global film and TV production' by 2030

Screen Scotland has published a strategy to build on 'positive change' and 'seek fresh opportunities' for the sector.

Plans have been unveiled to grow Scotland’s film and TV industries by 2030.

Screen Scotland has published a new strategy seeking to further develop Scotland as a “centre of global production” and a nation with its own “vibrant, confident film and screen culture.”

The industry body said there will be a focus on work devised, developed and produced by Scottish talent and sustain jobs at all career levels in the sector.

The plans will also see a “renewed focus” on skills, talent and infrastructure development, supporting Scotland’s ambition as a centre of and destination for film and TV production.

Isabel Davis, executive director of Screen Scotland said: “We’re starting this new strategic period from a position of strength. Many of our films are now enjoying international recognition through A-list festival debuts and commercial distribution.

“The number and scale of films and TV series shooting year-round in Scotland has rapidly increased, employing Scottish crews, locations and facilities.

“These tremendous results have come about through a focussed work programme, close collaboration with industry and dedicated funding. We fully intend to build on this in order to continue to effect positive change in the Scottish film and TV sector.”

David Smith, director of Screen Scotland said: “It’s a time of significant change in the film and TV sector globally.

“Screen Scotland’s work will always be responsive to the changing landscape, seeking fresh opportunities for Scotland’s people to make their mark globally in film and TV.

“The one thing that is certain is that audiences respond to compelling, well-told stories and under this strategy we are doubling down on creative origination, supporting Scotland’s creative talent to develop the skills, relationships, and opportunities they need to make their best work, alongside an understanding of how to bring those projects successfully to market.

“An area where Scotland is genuinely breaking new ground is our work developing ‘film and screen’ as an arts subject in Scottish schools. That is a long-term investment that will have benefits well beyond the screen sector and kindle creative expression in the next generation.”

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