The Scottish Government is setting up a loan fund to help improve film and television production infrastructure, Fiona Hyslop said.
Scotland already has a "reputation for both quality filmmaking" and as a "great location" for filming, she said as she addressed the SNP's annual conference in Perth.
It comes just over a month after four films funded by arts body Creative Scotland were premiered at Toronto International Film Festival: Sunshine On Leith, The Railway Man, Under The Skin and Starred Up.
"Scotland is already competing as a location on the international stage and demand from film and television companies continues to grow apace," Ms Hyslop said.
"Scotland's unique scenery, heritage locations and excellent crews are already providing a strong draw for producers.
"I am delighted to announce the Scottish Government will establish a £2 million loan fund to support the long-term development of production infrastructure for commercial film and television in Scotland."
The cash would be used by the film studio delivery group, set up by the Government and which involves Creative Scotland and enterprise agency Scottish Enterprise, to "develop proposals for new film and TV production facilities in Scotland".
She contrasted the Scottish Government's investment in the arts with cuts south of the border.
Westminster has slashed capital spending for the culture and heritage sector, while the Scottish Government has more than doubled spending in this area, she said.
"We are protecting budgets and supporting the arts, culture and heritage wherever we can."
A new youth arts strategy will be set out by the Scottish Government in the next few weeks, Ms Hyslop also said.
This will lead to "exciting new facilities and opportunities" for young people in Scotland.
Ms Hyslop, also the External Affairs Secretary, used her speech to attack Tory plans for a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Union.
While there is a "need" for EU reform, this is "best achieved through dialogue with member states", she said.
"The Scottish Government does not, therefore, support the idea of an in-out referendum on Europe. Our ambition is that in 2016 Scotland will become an independent member state within the EU."
She hit out at the "narrow, inward-looking Tory Euroscepticism" and said that independence would give Scotland "new choices and opportunities" along with a "new-found ability to work more effectively with other nations as equal partners on the world stage".