British Film Commission hosts UK Film and TV Week in Los Angeles

The British Film Commission’s second annual UK Film & TV Week is taking place in Los Angeles this week.

For five days representatives from the UK screen agencies are in Los Angeles to promote the UK as an international production hub, showcasing the UK’s world-class studio spaces, post and VFX facilities, our diverse locations and extensive and skilled UK crew and talent. The Week is also an opportunity to promote our wide range of financial incentives for film, television and animation production to US executives, including the generous UK Film and High-End Television Tax Reliefs.

The BFC LA team, headed up by EVP – US Production Kattie Kotok, are leading the initiative and are joined for the week by BFC CEO, Adrian Wootton and Head of Production UK, Samantha Perahia, and by senior representatives from all five UK Screen Agencies: Creative England, Creative Scotland, Film London, Northern Ireland Screen and Wales Screen.

Promoting UK-based production

Throughout the week the BFC and our Screen Agency guests attend a series of meetings with studios, independents, cable providers and broadcasters. These run alongside industry networking receptions and targeted events, bringing together the UK with US industry professionals to discuss what the UK has to offer international productions and how we can effectively accommodate their productions.

Familiarisation “FAM” Trip Reunion

Each year the BFC select a small group of influential, senior executives from US film and television studios, networks and production companies to bring to the UK to showcase the best of what the UK production industries have to offer. A reunion event as part of UK Film & TV Week is an opportunity for this group of UK ambassadors to network and catch up, further strengthening relationships between the UK and US production industries.

British talent celebrated at the British Academy Britannia Awards

BFC’s UK Film and TV  week culminated with the UK representatives attending the British Academy Britannia awards, hosted by BFC partners BAFTA Los Angeles and co-sponsored by the BFC, to celebrate excellence in film-making and the special relationship between the US and UK film industries. Honourees included (left to right); Amy Schumer, Sam Mendez, James Cordon, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep and Orlando Bloom.

 

Fantastic Films and Where to Shoot Them

Just a few current examples of major US productions which have chosen to take advantage of the UK’s production facilities, locations, crew and incentives include: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros.) in South East England; Season 2 of Galavant (ABC) in South West England; Bridget Jones sequel (Working Title/Universal) in London; Outlander (Sony TV/Starz) in Scotland; The Lost City of Z (Plan B) in Northern Ireland; and The Bastard Executioner (Fox 21/FX) in Wales.

If you would like more information about UK Film & TV Week please contact enquiries@britishfilmcommission.org

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