Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/07/uncertain_picture_for_film_fun.html http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/07/uncertain_picture_for_film_fun.html en-gb 30 Fri 18 Apr 2014 04:42:59 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/07/uncertain_picture_for_film_fun.html MacScroggie http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/07/uncertain_picture_for_film_fun.html?page=75#comment3 The cold wind of financial reality will start to blow across Scotland up to 12 months later than in the rest of the UK.We canna spend money we havena got, and we certainly canna borrow even more.So "value for money" has to be the future priority, and unfortunately "The Arts" don't come into the "essential" category.If The Arts can obtain sponsorship, that would be great: but if not, they will have to go on the back burner - at least for a year or two until a pattern of fiscal recovery is established. Fri 30 Jul 2010 20:09:21 GMT+1 kaybraes http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/07/uncertain_picture_for_film_fun.html?page=50#comment2 Considering the amount of cash the council used, and the number of "jobs for the boys" it created, what it has produced over the years was poor commercial value for money. If these quangoes cannot produce something that is profit making and value for money, then they must be closed down. They survive on the taxpayers' money but the taxpayer is the last person given any consideration in their introvert agenda. Thu 29 Jul 2010 14:44:46 GMT+1 Calum McKay http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/07/uncertain_picture_for_film_fun.html?page=25#comment1 So Scotland's film industry relies upon -- Film Council set up in another country, - A Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt who is responsible for another country's culture and not Scotland's,- Crumbs from the table of funding (the majority of which goes to London), guess what a city in another countryand- a tory government, elected, yes you've guessed it, in another country.If Scotland wishes to have a film industry, we have to have the imagination to fund it ourselves and make films about Scotland aimed at audiences beyond our shores and border.Why should the English folk have to pay for a Scottish film industry when in reality they are our competitors?So much Scottish talent apperars to be wasted replicating the main stream generic uk garbage that comes out of London. We need to be acountable for what we produce and not go on and on living off the scraps from someone else's table!C McK Wed 28 Jul 2010 19:18:10 GMT+1 kylabromhead http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/07/uncertain_picture_for_film_fun.html?page=0#comment0 I think it is a real shame that the film council will lose out. I do feel however that the amount being paid to actors for there parts in such films should be paid less.. and perhaps they should contribute more towards the films they make Wed 28 Jul 2010 12:11:18 GMT+1