Northern England hosts US production execs
The British Film Commission, supported by UK Trade & Investment’s Northern Powerhouse Fund, has welcomed a group of US film and television executives to the north of England to promote the area’s production appeal.
Six key decision-makers from Broad Green Pictures, Dynamic Television, Gaumont Television, HBO Films, Media Rights Capital and Universal Cable Productions were shown around various locations across greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire in a bid to drive inward investment to northern parts of the UK.
The familiarisation (‘fam’) trip lasted a week, and was hosted in association with Creative England with local support from Screen Yorkshire and the Liverpool Film Office.
Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission and Film London, said: “The north of England is home to an exceptional concentration of some of the country’s leading creative film and television companies, superb facilities and breathtaking locations.
“These elements combined with the UK’s generous creative sector tax reliefs and local incentives make it fertile ground for international productions of all sizes, helping to attract the kind of productions which touch audiences around the world.
“With the success of the tax reliefs helping grow local infrastructure, develop crew bases and nurture creative talent, it makes complete sense for us to be championing these regional creative industries on the global stage.”
The fam trip saw the senior executives visit various sites, studio and locations used in productions such as Houdini & Doyle, Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders.
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