Magazine article Screen International

Vaizey Promotes Inward Investment in LA

Magazine article Screen International

Vaizey Promotes Inward Investment in LA

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On a whistlestop tour of Los Angeles, UK culture minister Ed Vaizey has been meeting with studio heads in a bid to encourage US films to shoot in the UK, in the light of the recent extension of the UK film tax relief.

"Everyone has been very enthusiastic about the UK," Vaizey told Screen. "They love what we do and the quality of our work. They are happy about the extension of the tax credit and the exchange rate helps."

Vaizey has met with top brass at Warner Bros, Disney, Sony, Universal, Legendary Pictures and DreamWorks. He was planning to meet Paramount executives on Wednesday (Nov 30).

"We want to make sure we build on what we are doing already. It's important we bring people like line producers out on a regular basis to meet the studios. It was important for example to discuss with Warner Bros what's happening at [Warner Bros-owned] Leavesden Studios. …

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