The BFI have released new figures that show a positive growth for the film industry in England and the rest of the UK,
The latest stats show that there has been a 35% increase in production for film and television in this country since 2013. The BFI have also noted an inward investment growth of British films from the previous year, over a quarter of the total UK box office tickets were for British films including Paddington, Mr Turner and Nativity 3.
Paddington was given a special mention as the highest grossing UK independent film of the year ranking third highest in box office poles in the UK.
Film production noted a total spend of £1.471 billion in the past year, this is the largest amount spent of film in the UK since records began.
The report this year also includes games due to the Tax relief granted in April 2014, the 9 months report shows a total spending of £2.3 million on 9 developments.
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said: “The UK film industry is a powerhouse for growth and I'm delighted that 2014 saw an all time high spend on film production. Supporting the creative industries, including our vibrant film sector, is a key part of the Government's long term economic plan and we have worked hard to create the right environment here for the UK film industry to flourish. The huge amount of inward investment we are seeing is a sure fire sign that the UK is the best place in the world to make films."Edit
UK independent films reached their highest UK market share in 2014, with a considerable 16% of all films seen in the UK being independent British films. A
total of £199.9 million has been spent on UK film companies shooting in the UK, this has been another positive figure of 28% increase on 2013.
- Film Business Support