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Slate Fund



Scottish Screen facilitated a £1.1m investment in Scotland's screen industries in 2008 via five companies. The aim of the Slate Fund was to provide leverage to companies, allowing them to secure additional finance and consolidate market interest in their development slate.  All the companies offered support have been successful in doing this.

The five companies offered investment were:

Fudakowski Last LLP
Offer of investment - £150,000
The Slate Fund investment is being used to develop commercial features with broad international appeal with a particular focus on Scottish talent and/or locations.

Tern Television

Offer of investment - £100,000
As one of Scotland’s top independent producers, Tern TV is using Scottish Screen’s investment to create a first class slate of compelling projects building on their reputation of providing high quality content for the UK and international markets. Tern TV will build on their work as a thriving production business by taking Scottish talent into the international arena.

Sigma Films Ltd

Offer of investment - £112,500
Sigma Films have built on pre-existing relationships with UK broadcasters and financiers and with Denmark’s Zentropa whilst forging new partnerships to continue to successfully support established and emerging talent. Sigma Films’ projects (Hallam Foe and Red Road) have won many awards and proven its appeal in Scotland and beyond. It is currently in post-production with director David MacKenzie's latest film The Last Word.

Crab Apple Films Ltd
Offer of investment - £99,000
The investment in Crab Apple Films Ltd recognised the track record of Angus Lamont in feature film development, and supported the company in forging a link with one of the UK's most innovative production companies, Warp X, who are co-production partners in the Crab Apple Films slate. This collaboration will further consolidate a Scottish based film production company allowing it to grow and continue to work with both emerging and established Scottish talent. Angus Lamont produced the feature films Late Night Shopping and Warp X release Donkey Punch. Angus is currently putting together a Jim Gillespie project called Clever.

Black Camel Pictures Ltd
Offer of investment - £100,000
Black Camel Pictures produced the action horror film Outpost starring Ray Stevenson and directed by Steve Barker, and have recently produced Legacy starring Idris Elba (Obsessed, The Wire). The film was sold to Sony in a multi-territory deal and sold worldwide. Established by producers Arabella Croft and Kieran Parker. Black Camel is currently in the process of prepping Outpost II.




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