Film City Glasgow occupies an amazing, 100-plus-year-old, red stone building, sticking out like a sore thumb between inner-city estate Govan and the city’s hi-tech Digital Media Quarter.
It’s one of those buildings Glasgow does so well: you know, architecturally they belong to an age when Glasgow gloried in industrial might, but have long since found themselves standing alone, surrounded by building blocks of housing and commerce.
This is one of the reasons I like Glasgow.
So, when I got the go ahead for the visit, the interview and the podcast I was excited to discover Film City occupied the old Govan Town Hall.
It’s a huge building. It houses more than 25 media companies servicing the film, TV, web and design sectors. It’s got… Actually, why don’t you listen to the podcast?
I recorded the guided tour I got from administrator Sarah Potter. I’ve divided it into five parts all of which will be published on this site each day this week.
Make sure you catch them all. Sarah’s great at the chat and gives loads of insight into how film and TV production works on the larger scale.