Monday, 30 April 2018

Film and TV in Wales

There was a big article in Wales Online (the Western Mail) in March, summarising the progress made in Wales in atrracting work to the new big TV / film studies mostly in the Cardiff area. Big Wolf features large.....

No problem with any of that, and indeed a vibrant film and TV industry does bring jobs and cash into the Welsh economy (although we seldom see the balance sheet comparing investment / grant aid from the Welsh government -- ie the taxpayer --set alongside measurable economic benefits.)    The costs are very high indeed -- and we must all hope that the benefits are even higher!

From the comments of people interviewed, there is still a strong undercurrent of concern about the emphasis on making film and TV for a global / network market while programming ABOUT Wales and FOR Wales is dramatically under-represented and seemingly largely ignored.  People will continue to grumble about that.

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