People are still talking about last night’s Academy Awards ceremony and probably will be for a few days—who won, who lost, what did they wear, who photobombed who. At the end of the day, show business is in fact just that, a business, and is bringing a nice income to Glasgow, Scotland with close to £20 million ($33,458,000) in revenue from film and television work in 2013, reports BBC News.
The Glasgow Film Office recently released statistics detailing the success of 2013, which included: 231 productions were shot in the city with 40% being television programs, 7% feature films, 12% commercials and 5% short films. The broadcasting work resulted in £19.74m ($33.00m).
TV series shot in Scotland’s capital include BBC programs Waterloo Road and M.I. High.
David Tennant, Billy Connolly and Rosamund Pike made Glasgow their home while shooting What We Did on Our Holiday. The film has yet to be released and is scheduled for 2014. Tennant and Pike play a married couple with three children who go to visit the children’s grandfather, played by Connolly. This family flick is made by the folks behind the fan favorite Outnumbered.
Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Business and the Economy, Glasgow City Council, is quite pleased with the results saying, “2013 was yet another successful year for the film and broadcast industry in Glasgow. The economic importance of the sector has been clear for some time, with almost £250 million having come to the city over the past 15 years. These figures once again illustrate the value of the work of our Glasgow Film Office.”
Is Glasgow the Hollywood of the U.K.? … Maybe Scotland?