We are pleased to announce that FOCUS has been extended until December 2019.
The initial pilot project was due to finish in June 2019, but will now be extended until December of this year.
This extension allows us to continue to work with the 20 FOCUS companies whilst giving them access to business development support through our consultants.
FOCUS will continue to be delivered by Film City Futures in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, and supported by Screen Scotland partners Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.
CAN I STILL APPLY TO FOCUS?
We are not currently accepting applications for new companies neither are we planning a call for applications as part of the current pilot. However, we are still interested to hear from any companies who would like to access FOCUS support in the future.
Additionally, an extension of time gives us the opportunity to support companies working within Scotland’s screen sector that are not currently involved in the pilot scheme - through FOCUS BITES.
WHAT IS FOCUS BITES?
FOCUS BITES is a new way to access sector specific expertise for your company through FOCUS.
Companies will have the opportunity to have one-to-one consultations with industry experts - therefore offering you a “bite-size” version of the full FOCUS program.
This opportunity is open to companies based in Scotland and producing film, TV or animation content for broadcast or distribution who do not have access to expert business development support in house or through a parent company.
You can book onto more than one consultancy if you like. Places are booked on a first-come basis, so be quick if you want to take part.
The total cost of the consultancy is funded equally by the participating companies and the FOCUS funding partners, with the company portion split between the companies taking part.
We recommend that you keep an eye on our social media channels and mail-outs for regular updates regarding FOCUS BITES and any other useful opportunities we may announce!
HOW DO I KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH FOCUS?
Join our mailing list for updates about our upcoming events, developments in Scotland’s film and television industries and the future of FOCUS.
Read our monthly newsletter which goes out on the first Thursday of every month.
Attend our events! They regularly focus on sector specific topics and feature industry experts.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions regarding the future of FOCUS, event topics and how we can continue to support companies in Scotland’s screen sector.
If you would like to get in touch, please visit our contact page.