Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Supporting our film industry
Today the UK Government launched a £7 million Global Screen Fund, helping independent film and screen content made in every corner of the UK to export to markets around the world.
The United Kingdom has an independent screen industry to be proud of – and we want to help them compete globally and bring further recognition to their quality.
That is why the government is today launching our £7 million Global Screen Fund, which will help boost the international competitiveness of UK content by funding business development, co-production and international distribution activities in order to increase their global reach and revenues.
This will help export the extraordinary talent and creativity of the UK to audiences around the world, supporting our talented filmmakers and screen businesses as we build back better from the pandemic.