Archive for category United Kingdom

Film industry tax avoiders face multi-million pound bill

Investors in a financing scheme aimed at helping the UK film industry are being asked to repay “multiple millions of pounds” following a court ruling. HMRC is pursuing investors in the Eclipse scheme, including celebrities, financiers and sports stars, for up to 20 times their original investment. Courts ruled that the film investment partnership was […]

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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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Why the EU’s plans for a single market in film need to be opposed

Rebecca O’Brien If we prefer thought-provoking European films to formulaic blockbusters, we must halt this attempt to buffer the power of monopolistic players   Ken Loach’s second Cannes Palme d’Or for his new film, I, Daniel Blake is the ultimate accolade for a politically engaged film-maker, whose body of work has consistently challenged establishment politics and the […]

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‘He dry-humped me in the office’: Writer reveals how she quit the film industry after being bullied and harassed on-set by an Oscar-winning director and his producers

A writer has revealed that she spent years working behind-the-scenes in the film industry before one terrible experience at the hands of an Oscar-nominated director and an A-list movie producer made her get out for good. New Yorker Holly Raychelle Hughes says she was berated, cursed at, belittled, pressured to forge documents, and even sexually […]

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NEW STUDY REVEALS WOMEN FILMMAKERS INVOLVED IN JUST 20% OF UK FILMS

BY IAIN ALEXANDER A new study released by the University of Southampton has shown that a majority of British qualifying films in 2015 didn’t include women in key production roles. The controversial study led by Dr Natalie Wreyford analysed 203 films produced in 2015 and discovered that women accounted for just 20% of all roles in […]

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Advanced paint techniques for the film industry workshop

Learn painting processes used in the film industry (and in theatre, marble and wood restoration applications) through demonstrations and practice with one of the most knowledgeable scenic and experienced artists in the film industry on May 28th – 29th in Belfast. Instructor Joyce Woods (B.Ed., MA) has over 25 years of experience creating trompe l’oeil […]

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Can the UK film industry meet the diversity challenge?

By Andreas Wiseman Long before the #OscarsSoWhite furore ignited, the British Film Institute had thrown down the gauntlet to the film industry with its new and extended diversity standards. Are the provisions on their own enough to bring more varied faces and stories to UK screens and meeting rooms? “There is a storm coming,” warned UK […]

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