Cardiff Capital Region City Deal (CCR) has announced a £12m Strategic Premises Fund investment to finance the future development of Great Point Seren Studios in Cardiff, envisaged to become one of Europe’s leading centres for Film & TV production.
Since launch in October 2022, the 23-partner Media Cymru consortium has already made real strides and impact across the Region and beyond, on their journey to make the Cardiff Capital Region a global home for media innovation.
February brought news of a major skills funding boost for Creative Industries in our region, together with two studies showing a surge in apprenticeship uptake and the importance placed by Gen Z on training and development. Those reports made Welsh Water’s record apprenticeship offering look inspired - but celebrations were muted by news of a continued gender pay gap, even in female-dominated industries ...
Media Cymru’s launch in October 2022 turned the key on a £50m investment to make CCR a global hub for media production and innovation - and in our final ‘meet the Media Cymru team’ feature, we discover the excitement of the journey ahead for Lee Walters, Senior Producer and Funding Manager.
Media Cymru is shifting mindsets and moving many dials in the creative industries, with a series of funding rounds, training, research, and opportunities that will revolutionise the CCR media landscape and secure a status of global excellence. But what makes it a world-first?