Trade body Screen Facilities Scotland is moving its headquarters to Pioneer Film Studios’ campus, joining several other companies making the move to the shiny new complex in a drive to establish a national production hub.
Founded 10 years ago, Screen Facilities Scotland (SFS) is affiliated to the UK Screen Alliance, and represents facilities and services companies working in the screen and media industries in Scotland.
Other high-profile screen-sector companies moving to Pioneer’s new campus include Facilities by ADF, whose new branch there signals their expansion into the Scottish market.
Pioneer Film Studios comprises more than 1.2m sq. ft. of studio space, workshop areas, backlot/yards, training facilities including editing suites and production office space. The facility is in the heart of Glasgow, around 45 minutes from three international airports.
The intention is for Pioneer to become a centrally accessible filmmakers’ hub.
McCoy said: “We’ve worked with Ian [Pearce] and the members of Screen Facilities Scotland since we opened our doors back in April 2022. It’s hugely important that Scotland is able to readily showcase the infrastructure, crew, cast, services and facilities companies that we have available.
“When speaking to national and international productions as a studio it’s incredibly valuable to them to understand what Scotland has to offer as these form a key part in their decision in selecting Scotland for their production.
“Part of our core mission here at Pioneer is bringing the industry together on site and having a physical location where the whole supply chain can base from and grow their businesses collaboratively, building a community at Pioneer Film Studios is made possible with the addition of Screen Facilities Scotland HQ on site and we can’t wait to continue to work together for Scotland.”
Ian Pearce, chairman of Screen Facilities Scotland, added: “We have seen the Film and HETV industry in Scotland grow considerably over the past 10 years since the inception of Screen Facilities Scotland.
As one of the few remaining emerging markets, Scotland has a lot to offer on the global stage and we’re committed to evidencing that. Screen Facilities Scotland is a community of companies who work together to both grow our own individual businesses and collaboratively support and grow the Scottish industry.
“Relocation of our headquarters to Pioneer Film Studios makes a lot of sense for us because we all share a vision for Scotland and the industry, with a site this large it’s an excellent location to build a physical community for the industry which we’re delighted to support and grow together”