The Story Works is funded by:

Creative Skillset is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for Creative Media, with responsibility for 60 per cent of the UK Creative Industries. This comprises TV, film, radio, interactive media, animation, computer games, facilities, photo imaging, publishing, advertising and fashion and textiles. SSCs are licensed by the UK Government and by Ministers in the devolved administrations to tackle the skills and productivity challenges by sector. They are independent, UK-wide organisations, are employer-led, and actively involve trade unions, professional bodies and other stakeholders in the industry.


Scottish Screen is the national agency responsible for the development and promotion of Scotland's screen industries and cultureˆ focusing on talent, audiences, businesses and stories.

The EIFF continues to be one of Scottish Screen‚s key investments and recently became a Scottish Screen Foundation Organisation in recognition of its place as the UK's leading centre for exhibition.


Olswang is a leading law firm with a distinctive approach. Founded in 1981, our Firm has grown to a team of over 650, including over 100 partners, across four European offices. In addition, Olswang has a best friends' network of leading independent law firms throughout the world.

Our Film and Television teams in our London and German offices advise many of the leading players in the film and television industry, from the major US studios to European producers, distributors and financiers.

Our lawyers have an extraordinary knowledge of the sector and all of the issues facing film-makers and TV producers from development to production and through to distribution. They are consistently ranked in the top tier for their area of practice by legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in the UK and Juve in Germany.

With the back up of the rest of our Media Group on related rights issues, as well as our corporate, tax, banking, insolvency, intellectual property, employment, litigation and competition lawyers, we offer a truly focused service to companies throughout the industry.



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