Channel 4 and Screen Scotland have announced the independent production companies who are to benefit from their funding partnership designed to support the development of creative output from independent production companies based in Scotland.

Together Channel 4 and Screen Scotland pledged a £75k investment to fund up to five new developments and one new transmittable pilot from Scotland-based producers and suppliers.

The shortlisted independent production companies are Beezr, Firecracker Scotland, Hello Halo, and Mentorn Scotland.

The projects were selected following an open application process by Channel 4’s Head of Daytime and Head of Hub, Glasgow Jo Street and her team as part of their latest commissioning cycle.

Jo Street said “We have been delighted to team up with Screen Scotland to co-fund projects for Scottish indies and champion the fantastic talent in the nation.  Working with Screen Scotland has enabled us to develop new projects and we have been blown away by the response from the creative industries in Scotland. We are pleased to announce we now have four new projects in development.”

Louise Acheson, Head of Business and Market Development at Screen Scotland, said: “We are committed to providing new and enhanced opportunities for producers in Scotland, through constructive partnerships, fostering growth of talent and engagement with the TV marketplace. Dani Carlaw, Screen Scotland’s new Head of Unscripted, and I look forward to working with Jo and her fantastic team at Channel 4 Daytime.”

Jon Creamer

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