FOCUS is a new screen business development initiative from Film City Futures

FOCUS is an initiative set up by Film City Futures, in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, and supported by Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

A sector review found that screen business were not always able to access the business development expertise that they need in order to achieve significant growth.

FOCUS wants to change this, by supporting screen sector companies to gain access to the sector-specific business development expertise that they need from experts in Production, Law, HR, book scouting, sales and distribution, and other areas. This is an opportunity for companies to invest in their own growth, and participating companies will be required to contribute up to one third of the costs of the support. 

Each participating company works on a one-to-one basis with a dedicated business development consultant who has expertise in the screen sector. The company is then able to access further support from a range of highly experienced and well-connected experts in areas such as development, finance, sales & distribution, marketing and HR. 

FOCUS is a two-year pilot project, running until July 2019. Film City Futures will work with 20 companies during the pilot who are committed to growing their business. 

The FOCUS application portal is now closed. If you would like to enquire about applying in future then please get in touch.

For all enquiries please contact: hello@filmcityfutures.com

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