The newly formed unit (shouldn’t that be UNIT?) will become the first port of call for producers needing to access public buildings and help arranging temporary road closures..
Councillor Russell Goodway said that the unit would benefit both film makers and residents:
The council said the fee for a filming permit is in line with other councils in the UK and that the BBC and independent companies were “instrumental” in helping to set the rates.
Ieuan Morris, reader in film at the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff school of Creative and Cultural Industries, told the BBC:
Wales certainly has a growing creative industries sector. I think Cardiff and the south Wales region offers such a variety of different locations. You have city, mountains and sea all within about an hour’s drive.