Film London Presentation - Melinda Knowles

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Film London
Melinda Knowles
Filming Services Advisor
Unique Venues of London – September 2014
FILM INDUSTRY IN LONDON
• 18,000 filming days in London each year
• Average 50 crews filming on the streets of
London on any given day
• More features, TV dramas and commercials
filming in London now than ever before
• 2013 - over 100 feature films and 60 TV
dramas shot in London
• More big feature films shooting in London than
in Hollywood
• Major features such as Star Wars, Guardians
of the Galaxy, The Avengers and Thor II
choosing London and surrounding studios
WHY LONDON?
UK Film & TV Tax Relief
• Over 1,000 features have used UK tax
break - £800m in rebates
• Generates approx £12 for every £1
invested by HM Treasury
• TV tax breaks introduced in 2013. £394
million of high-end TV UK production in
the first year
Expertise & Facilities
• World-class crew
• London boasts a number of studios in the
city and just outside the M25
• Major private investments e.g. Warner
Bros. permanent film studio
Variety of film locations
• From landmarks and historic houses to parks and underground tunnels and hitech futuristic offices
• City used for its distinctive identity but has also can successfully double for
other parts of the world including USA, Russia, China and many European
countries
VALUE OF THE FILM INDUSTRY:
ECONOMY AND JOBS
The UK film industry supports around 120,000 jobs, contributing over £4.6bn to UK GDP
With the core film industry directly generating almost 44,000 full time jobs, it is a larger employer than
the fund management and the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector
London
•75% of the UK film industry is based
in London and studios just outside the
capital
•World’s 3rd busiest production city
(behind only LA and NY)
•Supporting almost 90,000 jobs in the
capital
•Approx £3.45bn spent in the capital
VALUE OF THE FILM INDUSTRY:
SEEN ON SCREEN
Over 15 million overseas tourists come to London
each year
Films depicting the UK are responsible for
attracting about 1 in 10 overseas tourists,
spending approx £1.9bn each year
Images of London on screen contribute
significantly to the branding of the city, increasing
its attraction to both businesses and tourists
Major franchises such as Bond and Harry Potter
are global advertisements for London, generating
screen time seen by billions across the world
equaling advertising value no tourist board could
afford
Major VisitBritain Paddington Bear campaign for
2014 – e.g. Paddington’s ‘pawsteps’ trail
UK FILM AGENCIES
DCMS
BFI
British Film
Commission
Film
London
The
Nations
Creative
England
Creative
Scotland
North Hub
Central Hub
South Hub
(Manchester)
(Birmingham)
(Bristol)
Wales Film
Commission
N. Ireland
Screen
THE REGIONAL PICTURE
LONDON’S
PRODUCTION
INDUSTRIES
FILM
LONDON
CREATIVE
SKILLSET
ARTS
COUNCIL
ENGLAND
BFI
MAYOR OF
LONDON
FILM LONDON
Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency
Approx 35 FTE staff across six teams
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Inward Investment & Business Development
Production & Talent Development
Artists’ Moving Image Network
Film Promotion & Culture
British Film Commission
Strategy & Resources
FILM LONDON ACTIVITES
• Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London’s
position as a world-class city to attract investment
through film, television, animation and games
• Investing in local talent through a range of
specialised production and training schemes
• Boosting employment and competitiveness in the
capital’s screen industries by delivering internationally
facing business development events
• Maximising access to the capital’s film culture by
helping audiences discover film in all its diversity
• Promoting London through screen tourism
• Manage the British Film Commission - the UK’s
national remit for inward investment
LOCATIONS TEAM
Providing locations and filming support
• Over 1,000 films, TV projects and
commercials in the city every year receive
filming support from Film London
• Since its creation in 2003, filming in London
has doubled
• Free professional advice for productions
• Provides a dedicated locations service
• Host an extensive database of experienced
crew and over 6,000 locations
• Facilitate relationships and networks for
locations and industry
LOCATIONS AND FILMING SUPPORT
Attract production to London and facilitate onthe-ground
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Information resource, locations facilities,
organisations and agencies
Build good working relationships with local
authorities and locations
Mediate between the production and local
authority/locations
Code of Practice
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Executive Task Force
London Filming Partnership
Promote best practice
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Ensure all get the most out of the production
experience, promote sustainability,
encourage local interaction, positive press
and profile
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