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Scottish government pledges extra £10 million for TV and film

Government's funding for screen development, production and growth will increase to £20 million per year

The Scottish government has announced it will provide invest an additional £10 million into the film and TV sector as part of its 2018 budget.

It will bring the government’s funding for screen development, production and growth to £20 million per year.

The government has also announced it will maintain investment in the Production Growth Fund, which it has given £3.25 million to in order to incentivise productions being made in Scotland. The government also said they are working with Scottish Enterprise, Creative Scotland and others to build new studio facilities.

Last month, it was announced by the SNP that a National Film and Television School would be set up in Glasgow with government funding contributing £470,000 to the project.

A number of high-profile projects are currently filming in Scotland including Netflix’s new drama series, Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce and new film Mary Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.