Movie News Update June 12 Vice Chair meets the Exec Producer of Glastonbury Isle of Light.
29th June 2012
News Update 29th June.
Hi all, sorry that I've not been in touch recently...., there's so much going on, 'Somerset Tourism Association' and its lead brand 'Visit Somerset' is really beginning to take off!. However, we are continuing to develop the relationship with, 'Galatia Film's' and the other Senior Executives behind 'Glastonbury Isle of Light', and however long it takes to bring this film to our screens 'Visit Somerset' is committed to supporting all parties.
Daniel McNicoll, the Producer and Writer of 'Isle of Light' has been trying for many months to bring, 'Visit Somerset' and Nuala Barton ( the Executive Producer) together, to meet and talk about the film. So when the call came through to meet with Nuala recently, I was really pleased.
Nuala and I met Thursday 28th at a hotel in London,( to continue building those transatlantic relations!) in order that we can begin to understand a little more about the film and what it would mean for everyone who lives in the Somerset county and beyond.
Nuala was really warm and generous and very accomodating of my slightly nervous demeanour! (well its not every day you get to hook up for lunch with a Hollywood Movie Exec!)
Once we got down to lunch, Nuala talked of the film and has assured me that the development is well on track, the situation is now about particular parties coming together both financially and creatively, to drive the film to the next level. Interestingly there is now interest on an international level with countries vieing to have location work completed in their countries and there are now even UK film studios taking an interest in the proceedings, as the film development takes on greater momentum.
I thought that I had the greatest juggling act of a job ! But Nuala's job beats them all and is working amazingly hard to bring this film development to fruition, dealing with many governments, financiers and other senior movie executives with endless meetings and endless telephone calls.
Nuala is really keen to come to Somerset very soon and meet with some of the parties that are at the heart of the story,( including Visit Somerset again). There is the oppotunitity for British film technicians to be involved in this production as Nuala is still hoping to use some film locations in Somerset and the South West of England. Therefore she is also keen to meet with representation from South West film.
It looks like Nuala will be coming to Somerset in mid July to meet with the team and give more publicity locally to the films development. This will signify another crucial step and help with the momentum and publicity, that Visit Somerset is aiding. I know that we will all give Nuala a very warm welcome and I will update you all when I have further news of dates of her arrival.
A huge thank you to Nuala and Daniel for continuing to work with Visit Somerset and putting thems- elves out from their busy schedules to talk with myself and Visit Somerset, we almost feel part of the team! .
Thanks to you all also for your continued interest.
Vice Chairman Visit Somerset