Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012
The UK Film Industry
UK companies in the film sector demonstrating UK excellence
Investing in the UK
UK film industry contributed more than £4.6 billion to UK GDP in 2011.
Ten of top 20 global box-office successes of the last 11 years are based on novels by UK writers.
Total UK film production activity increased to £1.27 billion in 2011
The UK has flourishing screen industries with world-class expertise in film, television and animation which is why many companies continue to invest in the UK Film sector.
The UK film industry wins respect, audiences and awards all over the world. Leading studios such as Pinewood, Shepperton, Elstree, 3 Mills and Ealing excel at a wide range of film genres, while British actors, directors and writers work on films produced across the globe. One of the world’s most desirable locations for shooting, the UK provides a film-friendly environment for all productions, at both the pre and post stage.
The UK is an international hub for film in the digital age, working in partnership and collaboration with counterparts around the globe. Its excellence in technical innovation and the depth and expertise of its skills and services make the UK a world-class production partner at home or abroad.
UK Companies demonstrating excellence in Film
The UK film industry is the place to be, according to Audiomotion, Europe’s leading motion capture service provider. The Oxford-based multi award-winning studio has experienced impressive growth since starting life in 1997, working on many major film projects and attracting clients from all over the world. .
Britain’s world-class film industry environment has been a key factor behind the success of MPC (the Moving Picture Company), a UK post-production facility creating high-end digital visual effects and computer animation for feature films, advertising, music and television. .
Few can beat the Pinewood Studios Group when it comes to flying the flag for the UK film industry. and watch Andrew Smith, Director of Strategy and Communications at Pinewood Studios talk about the UK Film sector.
Investing in the UK
In June 2012, Warner Bros. Entertainment, the global entertainment company specialising in film, television and video games, opened a state-of-the art film and television studio in Leavesden, just outside Watford, securing the future of over a third of the dedicated major feature film production space in the UK. The £100 million facility is the first of its kind to be built in the UK in 70 years. Read this from the company and watch Josh Berger, President & Managing Director UK, Ireland & Spain talk about their investment in the UK. Watch
Watch Paul Steinke, SVP Production Finance at Disney, talk about Investing in the UK and the UK Creativity scene
Watch Mark Hollinger, President & CEO of Discovery Networks Intl, talk about the strength of the UK's Creative content sector.
Why the UK
The UK provides a film-friendly environment for all productions, at both the pre and post stage. The favourable tax system and infrastructure for inward investment and co-production, the enthusiasm of the UK public, unique shooting locations and domestic productions all make the UK an ideal place to produce.
If you are thinking about shooting in the UK, and would like more information on the UK's world-class studios and locations, highly experienced crew, exceptional acting talent and attractive Film Tax Relief please visit the British Film Commission - www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk.
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UKTI and the British Film Commission have a strategic partnership to grow inward investment and extend the UK’s international commercial activity in the film industry. The BFC is the national body in charge of encouraging and supporting international feature film production to the UK.