Magazine article Screen International

Two Reports Highlight 'Positive Impact' of Creative Europe on UK Film Industry

Magazine article Screen International

Two Reports Highlight 'Positive Impact' of Creative Europe on UK Film Industry

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UK film industry has received [Euro]74m from Creative Eruope since 2014.

God’s Own Country

With the UK government wrestling with the Brexit crisis, two new reports have been published drawing attention to the positive effect of Creative Europe, the EU’s training and support programme on the UK’s film industry.

Both highlight the way Creative Europe has “deepened appetites” for the distribution of UK film and television in European markets and of European film and television in the UK.

The annual ‘Creative Europe In The UK’ report, published by Creative Europe, has revealed [Euro]74m ($87m) has been awarded to 334 UK-based organisations and companies and has helped to distribute 145 UK films in other European countries since 2014.

The report also points out production companies and video -game developers in the UK benefitted from [Euro]1.6m ($1.9m) of development funding in 2017. Aardman Animation, animation outfit Lupus Films, Number 9 Films and documentary specialists Spring Films were among those companies to receive slate funding.

The UK’s film, TV and video game industries benefitted from Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme in 2017. Grants totalling [Euro]12.8 million were awarded to 43 UK companies, 46 UK cinemas in the Europa Cinemas network and to support the distribution of 52 UK films elsewhere in Europe. …

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