New trade body will represent companies providing production facilities and services in Scotland.

Screen Facilities Scotland (SFS) had its official launch in Glasgow last night, including film, television and commercials producers, TV commissioning editors, broadcast executives and freelance production personnel working in Scotland.

The new trade body, affiliated to UK Screen, represents individual companies providing production facilities and services in Scotland.

SFS aims to increase core business, strengthen company reputations, be a unified lobbying voice for the member companies and secure jobs and growth for the Scottish film, TV and commercials production sector.

Spokeswoman Joanna Dewar Gibb said: “This launch is a landmark event for SFS reflecting the remarkable skills and resources of every member company based here in Scotland.”

Gibb added that, through SFS, companies would work collaboratively “to promote and develop the production facilities infrastructure” in Scotland.

After spending the past 10 months building the brand at trade shows and industry events, SFS now aims to expand its network and influence in 2014.

SFS has secured funding and support from Creative Scotland and Co-operative Development Scotland.

Screen Facilities Scotland members include:

  • Action Media Safety
  • Animal Agency Scotland
  • Artem Ltd
  • Axis
  • Barbour All Terrain Tracking
  • Editworks
  • Film City Glasgow
  • Freakworks
  • Grant Mason SFX
  • Grip Store UK
  • Panalux
  • Procam
  • Rage Music
  • Savalas
  • The Hive Post Production
  • Visual Impact

Affiliate Members include Creative Scotland, Go North and Tayscreen.