KEY SPONSOR 2012
To be announced shortly.
Creative Scotland is the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. It’s our job to help Scotland’s creativity shine at home and abroad.
We invest in talented people and exciting ideas. We develop the creative industries and champion everything that’s good about Scottish creativity.
Scotland boasts an incredible range of talent, from award-winning directors and writers to widely recognised actors and internationally renowned musicians, visual artists, architects and digital companies. As a result of the wealth of indigenous talent, Scotland produces a huge volume of home-grown productions and products each year.
We think Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries are worth shouting about. We’ll lead the shouting.
THE JAPAN FOUNDATION
The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and became an Independent Administrative Institution in 2003. We promote international cultural exchange between Japan and the rest of the world, and provide financial support for a range of international cultural exchange programmes. Our activities are financed by annual subsidies from the Japanese government, capital gains accrued from the management of our original endowment fund, and contributions and donations from the private sector.
We work principally in the fields of Arts and Culture, in Japanese language education and inJapanese studies. The Foundation’s activities are coordinated through our headquarters inTokyo as well as through our offices, language centres and cultural centres in over 20 countries outside of Japan.
The Japan Foundation London is the Foundation’s only office in the UK, and one of the first overseas offices to be established, opening in 1972, and gaining a language centre in 1997.
The Japan Foundation London coordinates all of the Foundation’s programmes within the UK. We also offer grant support to small projects under our Local Project Support Programme, which is designed to help with the costs of UK-based projects that may not be eligible for funding under our annual programmes. In addition to these central activities, we organise lectures, workshops, seminars, courses, exhibitions and performances.
THE SKINNY began in autumn 2005 with the aim of informing people about Scottish culture, to help them go out and make the most of the scene. When released The Skinny filled a gap: it’s free, and covers cutting edge, forward-thinking culture as a priority, directly engaging with the creative and curious populations of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
In August 2011, The Skinny launched its new website at www.theskinny.co.uk
KAZE / VIZ MEDIA EUROPE
VIZ Media Europe Group specializes in managing the development, marketing and distribution throughout Europe of Japanese animated entertainment and licensing graphic novels (manga). It handles some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties from initial production, through television placement and distribution to merchandise licensing and promotions for consumers of all ages.
Manga has also cultivated the international theatrical market for Japanese animated feature films. Since 1994, Manga has distributed critically acclaimed and award winning anime features including The Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor 1 and 2, and the smash anime sci-fi feature Ghost in the Shell, bringing top-quality anime to the big screen. Additional theatrical successes included Satoshi Kon’s animated psychological thriller Perfect Blue, Madhouse Studio’s X, and the highly popular, fully digital anime from Production IG Blood: The Last Vampire.
Manga.co.uk is part of the Manga Entertainment group which specializes in the production, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, television, Internet, DVD and home video release worldwide. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London and Tokyo. Manga is a division of Starz Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Group.
SPECIAL THANKS (IN NO SET ORDER):
Allison Gardener, Rod White, Paul Macgregor, James Rice, Ailsa Partridge, Tom Paxton, Stephen Bell, Cedric Littardi, Sylvie Brevignon, Aurelie Leburn, Gaelle Bucheller, Jerome Mazandarani, Andrew Hewson, Jeremy Graves, Jonathan Clements, Simon Hart, Iain Gardner, Eileen.