Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Gerard Butler named Glasgow film ambassador

Earlier today the Glasgow Film Office announced that Gerard Butler will be their first ever film ambassador. You can head on over to the Glasgow Film Office's website for video of Gerard talking about making films in Glasgow.

At a ceremony on December 1 in Glasgow Scotland, Gerard Butler was officially launched as the first Ambassador for Glasgow Film Office (GFO). The 300 and Law Abiding Citizen Scottish-born star will serve an initial two-year term in the effort to help attract film and broadcast activity to Glasgow through the Glasgow Film Partnership.

Prior to the launch, Butler commented "I'm very honoured to be asked to be Glasgow Film Office's ambassador. Anything I can do to support the local film and television industry is worthwhile.

"I wish Glasgow Film Office every success in the launch of the Glasgow Film Partnership and hope the benefits of this new initiative will lead to increased production in the city very soon."

He further said, “Glasgow is a great place to make movies. You can shoot anything here from urban and contemporary to rural and period. The crews are fantastic and it is an easy city to get around rather than spending the endless hours in traffic when you make movies elsewhere.”

Film commissioner for Glasgow Film Office, Jennifer Reynolds, said "I am absolutely thrilled that Gerard Butler has agreed to become our ambassador. His profile helps lend credibility to Glasgow and combined with his support for our office, he will help to publicize Glasgow within the film industry.

"He shares with Glasgow Film Office a strong passion for raising the profile of the city and we look forward to future collaborations and opportunities to promote Glasgow together." [Examiner]

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