Wednesday 15 May 2013
Statement from the British Film Commission (BFC) as the South Bucks District Council rejects Pinewood’s planning application.
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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Notes to Editors
About the British Film Commission
The British Film Commission (BFC) is the national body responsible for maximizing and supporting the production of international feature films and high-end TV in the UK. With offices in the UK and the US, the BFC provides free professional advice to help make productions in the UK a reality.
The BFC has 10 commercial sponsors, who form membership of the agency’s innovative public/private partnership: Disney, Double Negative, Framestore, Harbottle & Lewis, MPC, Pinewood Studios Group, Saffery Champness, Warner Bros. UK and its UK-based film production operations, Working Title Films and Elstree Studios.
The British Film Commission is managed by Film London through a public/private partnership funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI, it also receives funding from UK Trade and Investment.