Archive for category United Kingdom

High-end tax credits elevate record levels of UK production

Written by Manori Ravindran High-end tax credits for the UK’s television sector generated a record £896.7m ($1.2bn) in 2016, and doubled local production in four years, according to a new report by The British Film Institute. The report has shown that an estimated £632m ($832m) in tax relief seeded £3.2bn ($4.2bn) in direct production spend […]

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Ireland’s film and TV tax incentive renewed until 2024 with new ‘regional uplift’

BY ESTHER MCCARTHY10 OCTOBER 2018 The Irish government has committed to the extension of Section 481, Ireland’s primary tax incentive for film and TV, until at least December 2024. The measure had been due to expire in 2020. It also announced the introduction of a ‘regional uplift’ of 5% to Section 481, to encourage local […]

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Lights. Camera. Labour action? Film workers want their cut from boom

A €200m audiovisual action plan could further boost the film sector but staff want a fair slice of a growing pie Rose Ugoalah August 19 2018 The Irish film and television industry has taken centre stage this year. The recently published Oireachtas report on working conditions within the industry, and an impending review of the […]

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California Lagged Behind Canada, U.K., Georgia in 2017 Film Production

By Dave McNary California was the shooting location for 10 of the top 100 box office performers last year, trailing Canada, the U.K., and Georgia, a report by FilmL.A. showed on Wednesday. Canada was by far the top-ranked location with 20 films, including 11 that were shot in British Columbia, with the report noting that […]

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Canada Tops List of Popular Filming Locations For First Time

August 8, 2018   LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Canada has become the top location for major feature film production, according to a FilmL.A. report released Wednesday that ranked California as the fourth most popular filming spot in the world. It was the first time Canada topped the list during FilmL.A.’s five years of tracking feature […]

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Why Hollywood franchises like ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Star Wars’ treat London as a second home

By Emily Zemler Jul 27, 2018 When Tom Cruise rushes to the peak of the iconic rooftop of the Tate Modern in “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” it’s not just one of the film’s many thrilling action set pieces, it’s also a prime showcase for Hollywood’s latest home away from home. As U.S. film production continues […]

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Brexit, Bond and Star Wars boost film studio and production group Pinewood

William Turvill Film studio and production company Pinewood Group today reported an 11 per cent growth in revenue, boosted by Brexit, Star Wars and James Bond. The company’s share price was up by more than two per cent on Monday morning after it announced the results. Its shares are already up by around 25 per […]

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Lessons for the post-EU British film industry from the collapse of the Soviet Union

Almost a week on from Brexit we have begun to see the ramifications of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, both financially and politically. Very little attention has been paid, however, to the effect this vote has had on the cultural industries in Britain. Of course, any changes in the arts sector will occur […]

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Brexit could threaten the Irish film industry warns IFB boss: ”Anything that prevents free trade or free movement is a problem’

David Kearns The spectre of Brexit is threatening to derail much of the hard work that has seen the Irish film industry enjoy its most successful 12 months ever, industry experts have said. The warning came from the Irish Film Board (IFB), which said it has concerns over any changes to the common travel area […]

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Brexit Likely to Cause Chaos for British Film Industry

By Shane Barnes The ultimate effects of the Brexit will not be known for years to come, but already folks in the UK’s film industry are forecasting chaos. As broken down by The Guardian, important members of the British film industry were expressing concerns over the exit from the European Union from the start, and now that […]

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