BFC to champion UK production at the British Business House

The British Film Commission will have a chance to showcase the UK production industry to a global business audience in Glasgow this week, as it represents major film and high-end television at the British Business House.

The UKTI-organised event will run alongside the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will celebrate British innovation, with representatives from each of the UK’s creative industries on hand to demonstrate the inward investment opportunities available here to the 400 business leaders present. The three-day event will draw a wide range of VIPs, including Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable.

Best of British

Alongside the event, an exhibition will showcase recent international film and television productions made here, highlighting the world-class production values the UK offers.

It will also exhibit original costumes from Warner Bros.’ Gravity and the Harry Potter series – both fitting examples of what the UK’s production, post and VFX industries have to offer. Seven time Oscar winner Gravity made use of expert UK crew, industry-leading visual effects services and state-of-the-art studio facilities, while Harry Potter also utilised stunning UK locations to become the highest grossing film series of all time.

Beyond celebrating the UK’s thriving creative industries, the British Business House will offer networking opportunities for the international business representatives present, as well as a chance to learn about the benefits and incentives the UK offers.

Bright future

Speaking about the event, Chief Executive of UKTI Dominic Jermey said: “The UK produces modern, innovative and creative companies and the British Film Commission provides a fantastic example of what Britain has to offer the world. The British Business House will not only showcase UK talent to more than 400 global CEOs but also highlight the international opportunities that British companies can capitalise on.”

The event, which runs 23-25 July at Glasgow City Chambers, comes at an already-exciting time for the UK production industry. The announcement of major expansion plans for Pinewood Studios, Titanic Studios in Northern Ireland and Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, along with the enhancements made in April to the already hugely successful UK Film Tax Relief suggest that the UK will have cause to celebrate for the foreseeable future.

Find out more about the British Business House here.