Magazine article Screen International

Vince Cable Pledges Support for Creative Industries

Magazine article Screen International

Vince Cable Pledges Support for Creative Industries

Article excerpt

Business secretary Vince Cable has pledged to offer greater support to the creative industries, acknowledging that it "doesn't get the attention or the recognition it deserves" within government.

Speaking to Screen's sister publication Broadcast during a tour of the Northern Ireland film and TV industries, the co-chair of the Creative Industries' Council, said he was trying to identify the areas in which the government has a role to play, whether through training initiatives or access to funding.

Cable also responded to criticism that the creative industry is often ignored when it comes to major overseas trade missions.

Cable has upcoming trade visits to Russia, India and China. In an interview with Screen, the secretary said: "We're trying to make sure the creative industries are properly represented on those visits. There are a lot of export opportunities."

The secretary for business, skills and innovation said he was "pretty certain" that there would be a film representative on the delegations he will be leading.

Chancellor George Osbourne is leading a trade mission to China in coming months but despite the country becoming a growing importer of UK content, according to Broadcast no TV representatives have currently been invited to participate. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.