MP supports Scots actors

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A CAMPAIGN by the actors’ union Equity for more TV drama to be made in Scotland has been supported by Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie.

Recent improvements to the employment prospects of technicians working in television in Scotland have not been paralleled by improvements in opportunities for work for actors living and working in the country.

Mr Hosie said: “I am keen to support Equity’s call for more TV production in Scotland using the talented actors that live in Scotland.

“I agree with Equity that in the 21st century there is no reason for television production to be so centred in London. Scottish voices are few and far between despite our phenomenal record in producing world class actors.

“This seems to be forgotten by the industry not only here in Scotland but also by those running the industry further south.

“Having been contacted by members of Equity’s Scottish committee, I am happy to support their campaign.

“I would like to see more television drama being made in Scotland and giving Scots actors more prominence on television.

“More Scotland-based production would help to create and sustain employment and prevent actors from Scotland having to base themselves in London to find work.”

Funding help sessions

WORKSHOPS have been organised for Monifieth and Carnoustie to help people get the most out of the Angus Council external funding website.

The website has been updated to make it easier for communities to access cash for a variety of purposes.

The sessions will outline how to turn funding suggestions into a report, save searches, view results by different priorities and lots more.

The sessions will take place at Monifieth Library on Wednesday, September 12, between 3 and 4 p.m. and at Carnoustie Library on Monday, September 17, from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.

Places must be booked by contacting Eddie Findlay on 01307 473264 or email externalfunding@angus.gov.uk