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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries prepares in-depth report on UK creative industries | News

The UK Department for Culture, led by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, is embarking on a wide-ranging review of Britain’s creative industries and has launched a call for input from creative businesses, including the film and TV sectors.

Speaking at the Creative Coalition Festival this morning (February 1), Dorries said the report will be called Sector Vision and will have four goals: communities across the country.

The report will be released this summer.

Dorries added that she would also bring her ‘personal priorities’ to the project, including improving accessibility for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and bolstering the government’s wider ambition to ‘upgrade’ cities and communities across the UK.

“Leveling is not just about transport links and infrastructure – it’s about giving people the chance to live rich and fulfilling lives wherever they are in the UK,” she said .

Dorries invited creatives to send in their comments through Creative UK, which works closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Creatives wishing to contribute have been invited to join a Creative Coalition Festival session (Thursday, February 3, 4 p.m.), with Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure, Julia Lopez, to discuss their priorities.

The Sector Vision report follows DCMS’s announcement this morning of a £21m global screen fund over three years.

A version of this story first appeared on Screen’s sister site Broadcast.