Film fund for West set to create 90 new jobs

Geraldine McLoughlin, Investment Executive, Western Development Commission & Celine Curtin, Chairperson, Galway Film Centre announcing the launch of the new €2m WRAP fund. PHOTO: ANDREW DOWNES, xposure

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new film-making fund for the West of Ireland is set to create 90 new jobs and was announced at today’s FÍS TV summit held in Salthill.
The €2 million WRAP fund (Western Region Audio Producer) aims to kick start film, TV, animation and games projects.
It will run over a three-year period in association with local authorities in Galway, Clare, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.
The initiative will support 15 development projects, with the aim of bringing at least three of these into full production.
It’s hoped a further 10 internationally funded co-productions will be supported in the region.