Breaking into film and TV is nothing if not an incredibly daunting task. Small, independent start-up production companies know the steep and slippery slope they must climb to get work from some of the bigger names in the business in the hopes of making a bigger name for themselves. It’s a hard grind, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for some of these independent companies – charity.
The Research Centre (TRC), a Glasgow and Manchester-based independent charity launched in 1998 to provide training and industry-related events for the TV industry and partly funded by Channel 4, are offering four Scottish independent TV production companies the chance to make more overseas contacts which has the potential to expand their work exponentially.
News of this certainly has been music to the industry’s ears. The great