UK Film Council

Second Empire movie news post of three; I’ll not bore you with too many of these. These two stories resulted from the UK Con/Lib coalition government’s decision to scrap the UK Film Council in mid-2010. It provoked quite a decent discussion in the comments thread, where the UKFC was by no means universally mourned.

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/uk-film-council-r-p/

Eighteen months later, Chris Smith’s report and recommendations on the post-UKFC British Film Industry was published. This followed a week of press kerfuffle in which Prime Minister David Cameron had seemed to suggest the report would advocate government funding for only the most commercial film projects. It didn’t.

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/chris-smith-uk-film-report-published/

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