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Cash support for film in Scotland

Published: 24 May 2016 12:15

Fund to promote Scotland as a premier filming location.

Two new movies being shot in Scotland have received £750K funding from Creative Scotland's £1.75 million Production Growth Fund.

The sequel to Danny Boyle's Trainspotting has received £500K, while Jonathan Teplitzky's Churchill has been awarded £250K.

The fund aims to stimulate growth in film and TV drama production and encourages international productions to come to Scotland.

Through Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government has increased support to the screen sector by 30% to £21.6m, compared to 2007/08 funding levels.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:

"The Scottish Government and its agencies are working together to maximise the economic, social and cultural benefits of Scotland's screen sector. This fund is assisting talented producers finance their projects, while investing directly in our workforce and helping to grow our creative sector.

"I'm pleased filming is underway on both productions. Film-making, animation and television production make an important contribution to Scotland's rich and diverse cultural life."

Natalie Usher, Director of Screen at Creative Scotland, said:

"The response to the Production Growth Fund has been brilliant and Creative Scotland's Screen Commission has seen a huge increase in enquiries from UK and international productions.

"Since the fund's launch in October last year, we have proved that the Production Growth Fund has significantly increased production levels and provided significant opportunities for Scottish craft and technical talent."

Notes to editors

The Production Growth Fund comprises of £0.75 million from the Scottish Government and £1 million from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Further information is available at: http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/screen

More information about Churchill can be found here: