The report provides a substantial and comprehensive study of the vital importance of the UK’s screen industries to stimulating economic growth and job creation. As the national agency for maximising and supporting the production of feature film and high-end television in the English regions outside London, Creative England’s Filming in England are delighted to have supported the BFI in compiling the report, alongside local filming data from our Film Office Partners.
Key findings from the report that are specific to the screen industries in the English regions outside London are as follows:
“The publication of the BFI’s Screen Business report underlines the enormous value of the screen industries to the UK economy, and the crucial role Tax Reliefs play in attracting significant investment for the sector. We’ve already seen the power of screen production drive recovery as we push past the impact of Covid-19, with Filming in England and our Film Office Partners supporting more than 80 Feature Film and HETV productions in 2020 alone, despite months of suspended filming in the wake of the pandemic. With the trajectory of the current decentralized production boom, as well as exciting new studio developments and expansions, the English regions have never been in greater demand. Against the backdrop of the UK’s exit from the EU and our recovery from the pandemic, it is our aim to ensure the profile, job opportunities and wide economic benefits that the screen sector generates are maximised across all parts of the country.”
Hayley Armstrong, Head of Production Services
Read the full report on the BFI’s website.