Glasgow Film Office celebrates 15 years of bringing stars of the screen to the city
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:12
Sunday 27 May marked the 15th anniversary of Glasgow Film Office (GFO).
Since GFO came into existence in 1997, Glasgow's economy has benefited by over £200million worth of activity generated by film, broadcast and advertising productions locating in the city. 2011 was one of the best years in that period, when productions including the major films World War Z, Cloud Atlas and Under The Skin - with leads Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson - brought £20.15 million to Glasgow's economy.
Rebecca O'Brien, producer of The Angels' Share, said: "Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and I have made four films in Glasgow over the past 15 years and have had the support of the Glasgow Film Office on every one. They've been terrifically helpful over the years and often made difficult things happen for us. So we salute the GFO on their 15th birthday and will raise a glass in celebration at the UK premiere for our latest offering, The Angels' Share - which is, of course, in Glasgow!"
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is the newest addition to the Glasgow Film Partnership. Through this co-operation, sharing of information and best practice we can promote Glasgow as place where filming can be undertaken successfully with due regard to the everyday business of the city's residents and businesses.