UKFC taps Andy Weltman

Indie producer heading L.A. outpost

LONDON -- The U.K. Film Council has installed indie producer Andy Weltman in its L.A. outpost to help build relationships with U.S. filmmakers looking to make movies here.

Weltman most recently oversaw Saltire Film and Television's feature film division in Los Angeles and Glasgow, Scotland.

"Outside of Hollywood, there is no place that matches the U.K. in terms of quality of filmmaking, depth of crew and variety of locations," Weltman said.