Magazine article Screen International

First Production Companies Picked for £500K Scottish Scheme

Magazine article Screen International

First Production Companies Picked for £500K Scottish Scheme

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Initiative aims to provide support for Scottish TV and film production businesses.

‘Sunshine On Leith’

The first seven companies to sign up for a £500k ($649k) initiative to provide business support for Scottish TV and film production companies have been announced.

For the two-year pilot project, called FOCUS, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise have allocated £250k each to be spread across 20 participating companies. These companies are expected to contribute a further £250k between them to create a potential £750k of total project funding.

The first companies selected are: barry crerar (Spite My Face), Bees Nees (Scotstar, Hamish), Black Camel Pictures (Castles In The Sky, Sunshine On Leith, pictured), Hopscotch Films (The Accidental Anarchist, I Am Belfast), La Belle Allee (Valhalla Rising, Seat In Shadow), Matchlight (The Highland Midwife, The Real Dr Zhivago) and Seventh Crow (Judas Goat, Sunsets and Silhouettes). …

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