Whether content is for entertainment, professional or industrial purposes, it requires the necessary facilities and technology for production and, crucially, production services and talent with specialist skills. Global consumer demand for film, TV and video games has consistently risen over decades from the birth of cinema to the advent of broadcast television, the internet and smart, mobile devices.
And demand is growing for these services. Countries across the North Sea Region include locations that are global centres for production, post-production, animation, VFX and games. Demand has equally presented a challenge and created a skills shortage. Partners in Create Converge recognise the opportunities to compete at European and global level and the need to develop economies of scale through collaboration, cooperation and pooling of resources.