Thenewly established Film Agency for Wales has announced that its headquarterswill be based in Cardiff Bay. The new Welsh filmagency will be based at 33-35 West Bute Street alongside other organisationssuch as Creative Business Wales, Skillset, Cyfle, the Welsh Music Foundation,NESTA and Griff Films.

TheFilm Agency for Wales employs five full-timestaffers, led by chief executive Pauline Burt.

Burtsaid: "We are first and foremost an Agency of the industry, for the industry,and I look forward to using our base in Cardiff Bay as a focus to encouragebetter communication within the creative industry sector in Wales as a whole."

Shecontinued: "Not only do we intend as an Agency to collaborate effectively withfellow partners in the industry but also provide a means for the industry in Wales to collaborate morewidely. For example, I see the Agency as a conduit to develop a closerrelationship between Wales' creative industriesand the UK Film Council; the British Film Institute; and a variety of filmfinanciers' and international sales agents, to better locate, nurture andprofile Welsh filmmaking talent and open new channels of development,production, distribution and education based funding."