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Shock Survey Shows Many U.K. Producers Earn Less Than $7,800 a Year

Shock Survey Shows Many U.K. Producers Earn Less Than $7,800 a Year

The challenges facing U.K. independent producers have been laid bare in a survey that shows that many earn less than £6,000 ($7,800) a year for their film producing work. According to the Producers’
Film, High-End TV Production in the U.K. Rises 16% to Hit Record $4.7 Billion

Film, High-End TV Production in the U.K. Rises 16% to Hit Record $4.7 Billion

Spend on film and high-end television production in the U.K. was the highest ever recorded in 2019, hitting £3.62 billion ($4.7 billion), an increase of 16%, according to British Film Institute
U.K. Parliament Passes Brexit Law, Leaving Film, TV Incentives Unaffected

U.K. Parliament Passes Brexit Law, Leaving Film, TV Incentives Unaffected

The U.K. Parliament on Wednesday evening passed legislation paving the way for the country to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. had “crossed
The big picture on Bafta nominations and US domination of the UK film industry | Letters

The big picture on Bafta nominations and US domination of the UK film industry | Letters

The UK is to Hollywood what China is to Silicon Valley: a beneficial location to outsource production, with the bonus in the UK of substantial tax incentives, says David SproxtonI read with interest
First Look at Sarah Gavron’s Toronto-Bound ‘Rocks’ (EXCLUSIVE)

First Look at Sarah Gavron’s Toronto-Bound ‘Rocks’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The first clip of hotly-anticipated British picture “Rocks” has dropped ahead its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The coming-of-age London-set movie comes from filmmaker
AMC-Owned Streamer Acorn TV Hires Former Filmstruck Exec as International Boss

AMC-Owned Streamer Acorn TV Hires Former Filmstruck Exec as International Boss

Former Filmstruck International general manager Kerensa Samanidis has been appointed Acorn TV’s first international chief. As general manager, international, she will spearhead the growth of the AMC
BFI Launches Classic British Film Streaming Service in the U.S. on Roku

BFI Launches Classic British Film Streaming Service in the U.S. on Roku

The British Film Institute has launched SVOD service BFI Player Classics in the U.S. on Roku. Streaming device maker Roku added SVOD to its Roku Channel service earlier this year with the likes of
BFI Backs Major New Fund for U.K. Film and TV Producers

BFI Backs Major New Fund for U.K. Film and TV Producers

U.K. producers have a new potential source of finance after the British Film Institute, Calculus Capital, and Stargrove Pictures launched a new £20 million fund ($25.3 million). The partners are
Think HBO's Chernobyl Is Brutal? Check Out This Haunting Animation That Aired on TV in the 1950s

Think HBO's Chernobyl Is Brutal? Check Out This Haunting Animation That Aired on TV in the 1950s

HBO’s new miniseries Chernobyl has gotten a lot of attention for its gory realism. Radiation from a nuclear power plant disaster is brutal for the human body, to say the least. But the explicit nature
Think HBO's Chernobyl Is Brutal? Check Out This Haunting Animation That Aired on TV in the 1950s

Think HBO's Chernobyl Is Brutal? Check Out This Haunting Animation That Aired on TV in the 1950s

HBO’s new miniseries Chernobyl has gotten a lot of attention for its gory realism. Radiation from a nuclear power plant disaster is brutal for the human body, to say the least. But the explicit nature
Amanda Nevill to Exit as CEO of British Film Institute

Amanda Nevill to Exit as CEO of British Film Institute

Longtime British Film Institute CEO Amanda Nevill is stepping down from the post early next year, the BFI announced Friday. Nevill has been at the BFI, a cornerstone of the U.K. film business, since
U.K. Funding Bodies Unveil Cannes ‘Great 8’ Lineup of Hot British Movies

U.K. Funding Bodies Unveil Cannes ‘Great 8’ Lineup of Hot British Movies

Ken Loach’s “Sorry We Missed You” and Jessica Hausner’s “Little Joe” have been selected to play in competition at Cannes. But buyers looking for more British-originated fare can head to the firmly
First Look at Showtime’s Charlie Chaplin Feature Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

First Look at Showtime’s Charlie Chaplin Feature Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

On the 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth, the team behind the Showtime feature documentary about the movie icon has released the first image from the project, now titled “Chasing Chaplin.”
Forgotten black TV and film history | Letters

Forgotten black TV and film history | Letters

Patrick Carroll on the 1981 ITV miniseries Wolcott and Steve Moore on the 1951 British film Pool of LondonI read Steve Rose’s piece on the British Film Institute’s Forgotten Black TV Drama season
Film and TV Production Spend in the U.K. Hit $4 Billion in 2018

Film and TV Production Spend in the U.K. Hit $4 Billion in 2018

Spending on film and high-end TV production in the U.K. topped £3.1 billion ($4.1 billion) in 2018, the second-highest figure on record, but down from 2017’s record-breaking £3.3 billion, according to
U.K. Production Hits New Highs, Spurred by Tax Reliefs

U.K. Production Hits New Highs, Spurred by Tax Reliefs

Philip Hammond, Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, has hailed “Peppa Pig,” “The Crown,” and “Darkest Hour” and said authorities remain committed to tax relief for U.K.-produced film and high-end
British Film Institute Sets Out Proposals to Boost U.K. Indie Film Sector

British Film Institute Sets Out Proposals to Boost U.K. Indie Film Sector

The British Film Institute outlined a range of proposals Wednesday to boost the U.K. independent film business, including a new development fund that has already attracted the interest of Amazon, a
BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

BAFTA has spelled out the diversity criteria films will need to meet for the two British film categories in its 2019 Film Awards. The British Academy came in for a barrage of criticism after this
LGBTQ Film Festival BFI Flare Unveils Lineup, Seals ‘A Deal With The Universe’

LGBTQ Film Festival BFI Flare Unveils Lineup, Seals ‘A Deal With The Universe’

Feature documentary “A Deal With The Universe” will be the centerpiece of BFI Flare, the U.K. LGBTQ film festival. The movie, the debut of former BFI Flare programmer Jason Barker, chronicles his
BFI Sets London Film Festival Dates, Opens Submissions

BFI Sets London Film Festival Dates, Opens Submissions

Submissions have opened for the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, which will run from 10 -21 Oct. Official Competition, Documentary Competition, First Feature Competition and Short Film Competition