What is the purpose of the Production Growth Fund?
The Production Growth Fund aims to draw large scale film and TV productions into Scotland. This is to:
- create inclusive employment opportunities for crews in Scotland
- encourage the use of production facilities in Scotland
- support diversified skills development and progression
What will we fund?
We will fund live-action and animated features, and live-action and animated high-end television drama or factual returnable series that demonstrate the ability to:
- create employment and career development opportunities for crew based in Scotland
- use and develop production infrastructure in Scotland
- work with facilities companies based in Scotland
- deliver a direct and significant economic benefit to the screen production sector in Scotland.
Who can apply?
The fund will support film production companies who are registered in the UK.
Applicants must have an eligible screen project which is in an advanced stage of development and financing, and should be aiming to commence budgeted prep within 12 weeks of a funding decision being made.
Applicants of this fund must have a minimum Scottish Spend of £2,000,000 to meet the criteria.
When can I apply?
There are no deadlines and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the fund has been fully allocated in each financial year. However, in order to give us the time needed to fully assess your application, you need to submit a full and complete application at least 12 weeks before your anticipated first day of principal photography in Scotland.
How to apply
Due to the highly competitive nature of this fund, we do encourage all applicants to speak to Screen Scotland before applying. Please email [email protected] to request a call back.
Applications must be made on the Production Growth Application Form, which can be downloaded below.
You should have all the Essential Documents complete before submitting your application. Completed forms should be submitted along with all supporting materials to [email protected]
Please ensure that you read our Production Growth Fund Guidance document before submitting your application.
If you are interested in applying for this fund, please ensure you have read the guidelines before you complete the application form.
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