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Today, Tuesday 12 May 2020, Screen Scotland and the BFI have announced Film City Futures and Glasgow Film as the Scottish Partner of BFI NETWORK– the UK-wide programme for new and emerging film talent for 2020-22.
Today, Tuesday 21 April 2020, Screen Scotland has announced the appointment of two new roles to support Scotland’s film and TV sector.
Today, Wednesday 8 April, 2020, Screen Scotland has announced that Scotland’s independent film and TV production companies will be able to apply for newly ring-fenced development support of between £3,000-£50,000 to develop creative and ambitious projects over the next 3-6 months to enable planning towards production when Government guidance allows.
In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak Screen Scotland announced today, Friday 27 March 2020, new funding to support Scotland’s screen sector.
In a significant development for Scotland’s Screen sector, Screen Scotland today announced that First Stage Studios Ltd, led by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning film and television producer Bob Last and actor and director Jason Connery, has been appointed to run a large-scale film and TV studio space in Edinburgh’s Port of Leith.
Award-winning British Film and High-End TV production give Scottish trainees their start in the industry
Trainees in the film and TV industry in Scotland have told of how they had the opportunity to learn from leading film and TV industry professionals on set of Golden Globe Award-winning World War I drama, 1917, and Channel 4’s crime thriller drama, Deadwater Fell, produced by Kudos (part of EndemolShine UK), while both shot on location in Scotland.
Scotland’s oldest purpose built cinema, a community hub in Inverkip and a citizen group tackling social isolation in Dundee are among the 10 community groups from across Scotland to receive new funding to transform the local cinema going experience.
Adaptation of Bestselling Novel Elizabeth is Missing helps trainees get their start in Scotland’s TV industry
Elizabeth is Missing starring double Academy award-winning actress Glenda Jackson (Women in Love, A Touch of Class) in her first on-screen role for over 25 years will feature scenes shot on location in Glasgow when it airs on BBC One on Sunday at 9pm.
A bestselling children’s book, a new Gaelic language children’s TV drama series and a documentary about the climate crisis uniting communities in the Scottish Hebrides and Greenland are among a diverse mix of new content commissions announced by independent Scottish production companies through Screen Scotland’s Broadcast Content Fund.
Succession, starring Emmy Award-Winning Scottish actor Brian Cox (Medici, War & Peace, Churchill) will feature scenes shot in Scotland in two episodes over the next fortnight which used Scottish-based crew, including three trainees through Screen Academy Scotland’s Screen NETS Programme, who worked in the locations, grip and costume departments.
David Smith, Managing Director of Glasgow-based TV production company Matchlight has been appointed as Director of Screen at Screen Scotland.