Magazine article Screen International

Scotland Launches $2.7M Production Fund

Magazine article Screen International

Scotland Launches $2.7M Production Fund

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In association with public body Creative Scotland, Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop announced the Production Growth Fund in an attempt to stimulate growth in film and television production in the nation.

The fund will comprise of $1.1m (£750,000) from the Scottish government and $1.5m (£1m) from Creative Scotland.

Applications are expected to be open by the end of October, with the initiative lasting until the end of the 2016/17 financial year.

Funding awards be based on indies meeting yet-to-be-finalised criteria, likely to include production spend in Scotland, opportunities provided to Scottish-based crew, as well as facilities and co-production opportunities for Scottish-based production companies.

The move is part of a wider strategy being implemented by the Scottish government to grow its film and television sector.

Earlier this year, the Scottish government announced its plan to launch a $3m (£2m) loan fund tax credit for qualifying productions in Scotland. …

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