Date lodged: 18 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how its office in Washington DC supports the development of links between the film and television sectors in Scotland and the United States.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 2 November 2017
Promoting and supporting the growth and reach of Scotland’s screen sector is the responsibility of Creative Scotland. In financial year 16-17, Creative Scotland invested £10.9m to support the screen sector in Scotland.
Representatives of Creative Scotland recently attended the UK Film and TV Week held in New York this year. Arranged by the British Film Commission, the purpose of the week is for agencies from the UK nations and regions, including Scotland, to meet and pitch to a variety of US-based studios, production companies, cable providers and broadcasters and attend industry networking events. Creative Scotland will follow up the direct links made at these events to further promote the Scottish screen sector.