Magazine article Screen International

BFI Issues First TV Tax Break Guarantees

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Issues First TV Tax Break Guarantees

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CBeebies' Sarah and Duck and BBC1 dramas Death Comes To Pemberley and Remember Me are among the first projects to be guaranteed a tax break by the BFI.

The film body has begun issuing the full certificates for Animation and High End Television projects on behalf of the DCMS. The certificates can be used by producers to apply for tax relief on production spend incurred since 1 April.

In April, Broadcast revealed that Tony Jordan's six-part crime drama By Any Means would be among the first to qualify and it is among the projects the BFI has certified.

The Red Planet-produced series will be joined by Origin Pictures' three-part Jane Austen-inspired mystery and Mammoth Screen's three-parter, Remember Me.

In June, Broadcast reported that Famous Flying Films and Mackinnon & Saunders' series for CBeebies, would also qualify for around £600,000 of relief. The BFI has confirmed that the stop motion comedy and the second series of Karrot Entertainment's Sarah and Duck, also for CBeebies, have each been sent full guarantees. …

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