The city and county of Swansea is making a bid to become a movie capital by appointing an officer to help film comp...
The city and county of Swansea is making a bid to become a movie capital by appointing an officer to help film companies use the area, reports The Western Mail (p3).
Swansea's bid to get a bigger slice of cash-generating film action comes after the area attracted the filming of three movies in six months.
Included in this line-up is Twin Town, which has been described as a Welsh version of Trainspotting. The film used 800 extras from the Swansea area.
Helen Bowen, a spokeswoman for the authority's economic development department, said the appointment of a dedicated officer for helping film companies was planned.
She said: 'Film producers like to have one person they can deal with from an area's local authority because the making of a movie is complicated enough without having to chase different people for permission to do this or that.'