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Statement from the British Film Commission (BFC) as the South Bucks District Council rejects Pinewood’s planning application.

Wednesday May 15 2013

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission and Film London said: “This is obviously disappointing news for Pinewood and we hope they can work to satisfy the objections of the planning committee. We believe an expansion of one of the country’s finest studio facilities would provide real benefit by capitalising on the success of the UK as a destination for major film and television production, a sector which has delivered billions of pounds worth of investment for the UK economy, and created thousands of jobs.”

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Statement from the British Film Commission (BFC) as Lucasfilm confirm next Star Wars film will be shot in the UK.

Saturday May 11 2013

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission and Film London said: “The British Film Commission, alongside government and our industry colleagues have worked hard to make sure this project came to the UK and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with Lucasfilm throughout the production so they can utilise everything the UK has to offer. Helping to secure an inward investment project of this size is exactly what the BFC is here to do and today’s announcement is a great success story. It is an indication of how well regarded our talent and facilities are across the globe and testament to the government’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the UK is a world centre for the production industries.”

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New Creative Sector Tax Reliefs Launched

Monday April 29 2013

Press Press Release Monday 29 April 2013 New Creative Sector Tax Reliefs Launched: George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer announces groundbreaking opportunities for UK creative industries British Film Commission already fielding interest LONDON – Monday 29 April 2013. This …

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Statement from the British Film Commission as the tax relief for high-end TV is confirmed to be in place from 1 April 2013.

Monday April 1 2013

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission and Film London said: “This is fantastic news for the industry. That the TV tax relief is in place just a year after it was announced is testament to the Government’s understanding of how vital the production industries are to the UK economy in terms of job creation and investment. Building on the success of the film tax relief, the British Film Commission is already working hard with our partners both here and in the US to ensure that the UK has as much success in attracting major international TV production as we do in attracting major international features.”

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2012 UK Production Statistics

Thursday January 31 2013

2012 UK Production Statistics

  • UK remains key filming destination for US studios and independents
  • Disney Muppets sequel, one of several major features confirmed for 2013
  • Increased investment in UK film and TV infrastructure

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Statement from the British Film Commission following the Chancellor launching a public consultation to provide further support for the VFX industry through the tax system.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission and Film London said: “On behalf of the British Film Commission (BFC) we are delighted that, in addition to the incoming Creative Sector Tax Reliefs, the Chancellor has today announced further support for the UK’s creative sectors, and in particular the VFX industry.

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