New figures released last week about UK film production in 2017 have prompted questions from readers about the health and evolving nature of the UK film industry.
I’m focusing on the production sector because otherwise it would be far too big a topic for one article. I’ve split the key changes into five points (and a bonus one at the end for good measure).
I’ll start with the happier trends and work towards the less positive changes.1. Overall, the production sector is booming
In just under twenty years, the amount spent on feature films in the UK has ballooned from £389 million in 1998 to £1.9 billion in 2017. Once we take inflation into account, this is an almost threefold increase. Some of the …