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Box Office Smashing Results for 2017 - Film Edinburgh News - Film Edinburgh

Box Office Smashing Results for 2017 - Film Edinburgh News - Film Edinburgh | Filming related | Scoop.it
2017 saw filming in the city region generate £16.1million in economic impact - a 109% increase on 2016.
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2017 was Liverpool’s busiest year for production to date » The Location Guide

2017 was Liverpool’s busiest year for production to date » The Location Guide | Filming related | Scoop.it
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Record revenue for films made in Britain – thanks to financial sweetener

Record revenue for films made in Britain – thanks to financial sweetener | Filming related | Scoop.it
Production crews’ quality also helps lure studios making big film and TV shows to the UK
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Quango killed Scots zombie film, claims film-maker

Quango killed Scots zombie film, claims film-maker | Filming related | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND has lost out on a new multi-million-pound blockbuster zombie movie – after the failure of a bid for funding from arts agency Creative Scotland.
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Film industry brings £9m economic gains

Liverpool's economy has received a £9m shot in the arm this year thanks to the likes of Cilla, Peaky Blinders and Our Zoo being shot in the city. The research, which found more than 170 productions have been filmed in Liverpool so far this year, follows the launch of a creative commission, led by Brookside creator Phil Redmond, to review how the city can maximise its creative potential.
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Top producers take tour of filming locations on isle

Top producers take tour of filming locations on isle | Filming related | Scoop.it
SEVERAL major TV and film producers scouted out potential locations for shooting in Thanet this week. Producers and location managers took a familiarisation tour across a number of potential filming...
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Disney gets tax break by HMRC to make next Star Wars film in Britain

Disney gets tax break by HMRC to make next Star Wars film in Britain | Filming related | Scoop.it
It was paid out under the Government’s film tax credit scheme. This entitles films with costs of more than £20 million to claim back up to 20 per cent of production costs.
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UK film tax breaks: “More needs to be done”

UK film tax breaks: “More needs to be done” | Filming related | Scoop.it

 Kaye Elliott, head of production services atCreative England, gives us her thoughts on the new 2014 BFI Statistical Yearbook.

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'Game of Thrones' Brings Economic Boost to Northern Ireland - Hollywood Reporter

'Game of Thrones' Brings Economic Boost to Northern Ireland - Hollywood Reporter | Filming related | Scoop.it
Since the HBO hit began filming in the province, other Hollywood productions have followed, and tourists are also flocking to the real-life setting of Westeros.
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Tax breaks for “Britishness” mean we’re exporting a vision of a nation that no longer exists

Tax breaks for “Britishness” mean we’re exporting a vision of a nation that no longer exists | Filming related | Scoop.it

The likes of Sherlock, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey are the UK’s most exported TV shows. They ensure that the image of Britain we project worldwide bears very little relation to the country as it is now.

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Northern Ireland Screen gets large funding increase to boost location filming

Northern Ireland Screen has received a funding increase from the government of more than 50% to help boost the region’s production industry over the next four years.

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U.K.'s Pinewood Pictures Expands Production Advisory Duties to Wales

U.K.'s Pinewood Pictures Expands Production Advisory Duties to Wales | Filming related | Scoop.it

Pinewood Pictures, the film finance and distribution arm of U.K. studio facilities giant Pinewood Shepperton, will become a major voice in deciding which projects will benefit from a portion of the Welsh government’s $50 million (£30 million) Media Investment Budget.

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How Harry Potter magic turned Gravity into Oscar gold

How Harry Potter magic turned Gravity into Oscar gold | Filming related | Scoop.it
The huge success of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity at this year’s Oscars is a genuine cause for celebration for much of the UK film industry – not least for the many visual effects artists involved in its creation…
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Finding Your Ideal Film Location on a Budget

Finding Your Ideal Film Location on a Budget | Filming related | Scoop.it
Film location can tell your audience so much about what to expect from your film and your genre. If you're setting it on a beach at sunset, you're probably going with romance, right? Here's some guidance while you embark upon the exciting task of choosing your film location.
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Scotland could miss out on biggest boom in film history from lack of film studio

Scotland could miss out on biggest boom in film history from lack of film studio | Filming related | Scoop.it
SCOTS Star Wars co-producer Tommy Gormley has written an open letter to MSPs backing the need for a new studio facility to revitalise the industry in Scotland.
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Thrones producers 'put off Scotland'

Thrones producers 'put off Scotland' | Filming related | Scoop.it
The producers behind Game of Thrones were put off filming the TV drama in Scotland by a lack of infrastructure, it is claimed.
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Cardiff Film Unit is losing up to £56,000 a year

Cardiff Film Unit is losing up to £56,000 a year | Filming related | Scoop.it
The unit was set up in October 2012 to liaise with film makers to make the most of the city's attractions for film and TV industry
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Lothian film studio plans triple in size

Lothian film studio plans triple in size | Filming related | Scoop.it
THE backdrop to a huge film studio aiming to lure Hollywood blockbusters to the Capital is set to triple in size under ambitious new plans.
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The role of a film commission | KFTV News

The role of a film commission | KFTV News | Filming related | Scoop.it

It’s no accident that countries with a strong track record in hosting film and TV production have great film commissions. Canada, the US, the UK, France and Germany, to cite just a few, are all blessed with such bodies. In fact all of these countries, with the exception of the US, have film commissions at the national, regional and local level. The result is a dynamic network of well-informed and well-connected film experts.

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Plans Unveiled for $66.8 Million Film Studio in Scotland

Plans Unveiled for $66.8 Million Film Studio in Scotland | Filming related | Scoop.it

Plans were unveiled Friday for a £40 million film and TV production facility, Pentland Studios, on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

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Plans to cut film makers red tape

Plans to cut film makers red tape | Filming related | Scoop.it
"These proposals make it much easier for firms to use buildings and land as temporary locations for filming that next Oscar winner,” said the Communities Secretary
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“Exciting times for the industry” says Sara Putt | The Knowledge Bulletin

“Exciting times for the industry” says Sara Putt | The Knowledge Bulletin | Filming related | Scoop.it

With attractive tax incentives, mammoth studios and A-list crew, it’s clear to see why there has been an influx of international productions setting up shop in the UK, with film and TV production crew busier than ever.

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Tax break lures big-budget television shows to Britain

Tax break lures big-budget television shows to Britain | Filming related | Scoop.it
Money injected into the UK economy by big-budget television shows is almost outstripping films after introduction of tax relief
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Mentions 'Galavant' which shot key sequences in south Wales recently, assisted by the Wales Screen Commission.

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Scottish film industry ‘needs bigger tax breaks’

Scottish film industry ‘needs bigger tax breaks’ | Filming related | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S film industry needs to focus on increasing tax breaks rather than the creation of a major studio, according to the Scots producer of one of the most acclaimed dramas in recent years.
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City raises £20m as it rejects claims over Pinewood studios

Glasgow has hit back at Scottish Government claims that a multimillion-pound Pinewood film studio could not be built there for technical reasons.
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