Magazine article Screen International

UK Film and TV Week Los Angeles

Magazine article Screen International

UK Film and TV Week Los Angeles

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British Film Commission CEO Adrian Wootton and colleagues hosted the second UK Film & TV Week in Los Angeles from October 26-30.

The programme once again allowed representatives from the UK's Screen Agency Network to showcase local studio spaces, post and VFX facilities, locations, tax breaks and crew bases to the Hollywood industry.

"This is about explaining to people who may not know us what to expect from shooting in the UK," said Wooton. "The studios know us and so we're doing the rounds to talk to other people and the response has been very positive.

"We're incredibly busy and if you want a film the size of Star Wars you might have to get in line but we have other new, high-end facilities available and we can accommodate big productions. We've got growing crew base and new facilities are coming online. We are growing and we have capacity."

Wootton noted film production in the UK in 2014 swelled to record levels of £1.47bn (more than $2bn), while a boom in UK TV production has gone "from zero in 2013 to $600m in 2015 in terms of high-budget drama that filmed in the UK since the tax credits were introduced. …

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