Hollywood plans £700m film and TV studios in Hertfordshire

Plans for a £700m film and TV studios facility in the UK have been revealed by a Hollywood studio. The owners of Sunset Studios in Los Angeles and an investment firm have bought a 91-acre site in Hertfordshire for £120m. Subject to planning permission, the production centre would be built in Broxbourne. The government said … Read more

BFI and DCMS support UK sales companies at Cannes in first awards from UK Global Screen Fund

The BFI has kicked off the UK Global Screen Fund with two early awards to support UK features in the Official Selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The first tranche of money from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funded £7m pot is being allocated through the fund’s international distribution strand, designed to … Read more

BFI launches nationwide review to boost skills across UK

The BFI is undertaking a major strategic skills review on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The review will be conducted in close collaboration with the industry-led skills body ScreenSkills, national and regional screen agencies, trade bodies, unions and leading industry figures. The UK Skills Review is aimed at sharing … Read more

DCMS and BFI launch UK Global Screen Fund to boost global exports of UK content

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the BFI have announced the launch of the UK Global Screen Fund, a one-year pilot fund designed to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. The new £7 million fund will target support across the screen sector including film, TV, … Read more

UK and South Africa boost growth with co-production agreement

The UK and South Africa have signed a new television agreement which will strengthen ties within the broadcast industries, encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas, and drive economic growth through television co-production. The terms of the agreement, which builds on the existing Film Co-production Treaty, were negotiated by the Department For Culture, Media And … Read more

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