Screen Sector Leadership Group

Published: 20 Nov 2015

The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee of the Scottish Parliament published a report into the economic impact of the film, TV and video games industries on 31 March 2015.

One of the key recommendations of the report was the establishment of a leadership group to facilitate engagement with the industry and to enable public bodies to understand better and respond to the industry’s needs.

Creative Scotland, as the lead body for the screen sector in Scotland, is setting up and will administer the Screen Sector Leadership Group and we are delighted to announce that John McCormick has agreed to chair the Group. John was formerly Controller of BBC Scotland, Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Vice-Chair of Scottish Screen.

An initial session will take place on 15 December 2015 which will provide an opportunity for a wide range of sector representatives to discuss the terms of reference and priorities for the Group and agree the most appropriate size and make-up of a core group that will take actions forward.

The following sector representative groups and organisations have been asked to nominate up to 2 representatives to attend this initial session:

  • Association of Film and Television Practitioners Scotland
  • BAFTA Scotland
  • BBC Scotland
  • MG Alba
  • Channel 4
  • Creative Loop
  • Creative Skillset Scotland
  • Directors UK
  • Equity
  • Film Access Network Scotland
  • Independent Producers Scotland
  • Scottish Locations Network
  • PACT Scotland
  • Scottish Animation Network
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Scottish Development International
  • Scottish Documentary Institute
  • Screen Facilities Scotland
  • Scottish Games Network
  • Screen HI
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Film
  • Scottish Film Talent Network 
  • Scottish Funding Council
  • Scottish Screen Archive
  • STV
  • TV Working Group
  • UK Cinema Association
  • Writers Guild of Great Britain


For further information on the Screen Sector Leadership Group contact the Creative Scotland Enquiries Service on 0845 603 6000 (10-12noon and 2-4pm, Mon-Fri, voicemail outwith these hours) or email