UK Film Council silent on 'game plan'

UK Film Council silent on 'game plan'

By Rob Crossley

November 24th 2009 at 11:15AM

Government body has no plans to represent video games industry despite calls for support from Ed Vaizey MP

The UK Film Council is staying silent on the possibility of incorporating video games into its remit, MCV reports.

The notion of games being integrated into the Council’s responsibilities was suggested last month by Shadow Culture Secretary Ed Vaizey.

In his address at this year’s London Games Conference, he described the Film Council as “the obvious body to give video games the national voice they need and deserve”.

He said: “The video games industry needs a place at the top table. Some people have suggested we need a Video Games Council, akin the UK Film Council.”

However, a spokesperson for the organisation told MCV this week: “The UK Film Council is aware of the ongoing debate currently surrounding but we have no official comment to make at this time.”

Full MCV story can be found here