Doing well on-screen, not doing so well off-screen

Doing well on-screen, not doing so well off-screen

Shadow Culture Minister, David Melding AM (Con, South Wales Central), congratulated Taron Egerton on his recent Golden Globes success, suggesting it was an example of what Wales and Welsh talent can achieve. However, the Welsh film and TV industry were still lagging behind peers like New Zealand. What work was the Welsh Government doing to promote Wales as a film location?

The Minister aims to take the Welsh film and TV industry global:

“….in terms of the international strategy, which we’ll launch next week, one of the three sectors that we’re hoping to promote Wales in terms of how we want to be perceived internationally is TV and film. And if you look at the developments over the past 10 years, we now have about 50,000 people working in this industry, and that I think is a growth of about 50% in the past 10 years. So I think we’re heading in the right direction, but we need to shout about it internationally, and that’s certainly something I hope to be doing.”
– International Affairs & Welsh Language Minister, Eluned Morgan

 

Notes: This is a Nation Cymru article available at - https://nation.cymru/news/todays-senedd-roundup-draft-budget-lacking-ambition-towards-climate-objectives/