Screen Sector Review – Evidence to Committee



I recently gave evidence to the Scottish Parliamentary Committee reviewing the proposals for a Screen Unit.

The record of the session is now available here.

I thought the other members of the panel provided very important and high quality evidence – the insight of Mr Alae-Carew derived from the success of Blazing Griffin was especially helpful good to hear.

I also refer to Dr H. Jones’ research on page 37 of the report related details of which are introduced here.



This evidence submission process forms part of a wider process of submitting my research to policy / industry which has also included:

Three direct submissions to British Film Institute (BFI) Kamasa Commission Review into Independent Film in the UK. This resulted in invited discussion with Director of External Affairs at the British Film Institute.

Direct submission to Senior Film Policy Advisor, Creative Industries, Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Direct submission to European Film Agency Directors’ Vision working document on future of film: Towards a Strong, Sustainable and Dynamic European Film Industry and Culture in 2030.

Provision, on direct request, of written advice to the Vice Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (committee responsible for consumer rights and the digital single market) of the European Parliament regarding copyright/ digital policy for the drafting of the legislative opinion to the European Commission.

The above are in addition to multiple engagements (written, in committee, extended advice) providing evidence for the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee investigating the Screen Sector.

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