Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

New Found Land scheme brings more talent to the screen

Scottish Television, Grampian Television and Scottish Screen are to launch the fourth year of the award winning and highly successful production scheme New Found Land at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
This scheme commissions six half-hour television dramas, encouraging Scottish writing, directing and producing talent to explore the boundaries of digital filmmaking and story telling. The brief for New Found Land is not themed and filmmakers have been encouraged to be as ambitious and as innovative as their imagination and budget allows. This year’s line-up includes the return of Billy Boyd to Scottish film in a brilliant comedy from the director of television comedy hit ‘Still Game’; an astonishingly complex and disturbing vision of the future from new talent Craig Collinson, an electrifying comedy directed by actor Stephen McCole; a spiritual journey by an Indian beggar from BAFTA winning René Mohandas; a charming and gentle comedy from Barra; and a groundbreaking, animated a adaptation of an award-winning science-fiction story - Japanese anime meets cyber-Scotland.
Steve McIntyre, Chief Executive, Scottish Screen, said: “We are delighted with this new series New Found Land dramas, once again demonstrating the wealth of ideas and talent we have in Scotland. The quality of the productions is testament to the value of such a scheme and the benefit of working with major broadcasters such as Scottish TV and Grampian TV."
Agnes Wilkie, Executive Producer for Scottish Television and Grampian Television added: "We are really pleased that New Found Land has gone from strength to strength over the past four years and we’re delighted to continue working with Scottish Screen on such an innovative and successful initiative. We are hugely excited about this year’s films and think they offer an excellent mix of productions from some of the best talent in Scotland today."
This year’s dramas will be premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival from August 25 - 26 and will be broadcast in 2005.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Senior management reshuffle announced at SMG
SMG Television, owners of ITV franchises Scottish Television and Grampian Television, are set to expand their collaboration with international program
National Film And Television School To Develop New Scottish Base
Plans to establish a new National Film and Television School (NFTS) facility in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish Government. Speaking at the
BAFTA Scotland To Run Scottish Students On Screen
Scottish Screen has announced that BAFTA Scotland will now run Scottish Students on Screen, the successful project which showcases the work of Scotlan
Scottish Meet Over Future Of Broadcasting
The Scottish Government has announced a summit to explore the direction of Scottish broadcasting. It will be hosted jointly by the Saltire Society and
Strong Scottish television and film Bafta presence hailed
Scottish Television, Grampian Television and Scottish Screen have hailed the strong Scottish presence in this year's Orange Bafta film nominations lis
Scottish Borders launch film production promotion
On Friday August 15 The Scottish Borders Consulate will open for business at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, aiming to introduce the region
Production News : Film4 And C4 Nations & Regions Support New Talent Programme
Independent Scottish film producer Chris Young, has announced plans for a new talent development programme on Skye in May 2018. Young shared his plans
Movietech Introduce New Accessory Rig
Movietech has announced the addition of a new RED EPIC DRAGON 6K accessory rig to their rental stock. Created by the company's in-house engineering te
New Firmware For JVC GY-LS300 Camera
JVC has announced the Version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its popular GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35 handheld camcorder. This increases colour resolution to 4:2
New Video Pro X Released
MAGIX is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its video editing software, Video Pro X. An unrivaled spectrum of innovative feature
New Analogue Studio 'In Love With Imaging & Reliability' Of Genelec Monitors
Whilst the overall landscape for professional studios has not been without its challenges in recent years, the growth of the residential market has be
Vimond Announce New Sydney Office
Vimond Media Solutions has announced the opening of its office in Sydney, following an expansion of business across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Al
Riedel Announce New Products At BroadcastAsia2017
Making its debut in Asia, Riedel's Bolero is described as a "game-changing" new wireless intercom solution. An expandable, full-roaming, DECT-based in
New EditShare Single-Node XStream EFS 200 And 300 Series Opens Doors
The solution delivers more affordable, high-performance, scale-out storage options for small to mid-size productions. Until today, the only option for
AMP Launches New Drone Training Course
Aerial Motion Pictures and the National Film and Television School have announced a partnership to deliver a new drone cinematography course for film