Date lodged: 21 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what support and encouragement it gives to the independent filmmaking sector.
Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 28 February 2018
Scottish Government supports our independent producers of film and television in many ways by working in partnership with broadcast regulator Ofcom, through Creative Scotland’s development and production funding, and by investing in training. We fund MG Alba, which in 2016-17 spent £8.9m on 439 hours of new programmes from 20 different production companies. Of that, £8.6m was spent in the independent production sector.