Glasgow Media Access Centre’s (GMAC) Filmmakers Programme Manager has been appointed Co-Vice President of Screen Talent Europe (STE), an organisation focused on connecting emerging filmmakers.


Glasgow Kelvin MSP Kaukab Stewart visited GMAC – based on Trongate – to learn more about what support the organisation gives to budding filmmakers in the local area, and to present Wilma with a copy of her parliamentary motion.


Commenting, Kaukab Stewart MSP said:


“GMAC has a long history of supporting people of all backgrounds into the film and television industry.  I was delighted to meet with staff and participants, to hear their stories and find out what support they need.


“It was a particularly special occasion too as GMAC’s very own Wilma Smith has recently been appointed a Co-Vice President of Screen Talent Europe, and I was delighted to present Wilma with a copy of my motion congratulating her achievement – a motion which has been signed by MSPs from almost every party in the Scottish Parliament.


“Glasgow punches above its weight globally in terms of our cultural and creative industries offering.  Wilma’s appointment to a European screen talent organisation is testament to this and to the fantastic work she and GMAC do in incubating and nurturing talent for film and television.


“Leaving the European Union has created significant barriers for creative industries, so links such as these are crucial.  I look forward to hearing more from GMACs participants, supported by people like Wilma, and following their journey onto our screens.”