Britain’s independent film and TV sector has received a boost with a £21m ($25m) Global Screen Fund building on the success of a pilot launched during the pandemic.
The Global Screen Fund is divided into three streams: international distribution, international business development and international co-production, and is intended for film, television and video games.
It was forged to help a struggling independent sector, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Breaking the news to much fanfare, the government said the initial £7million ($8.6million) pilot backed 65 independent productions, including those by Emma Thompson. Good luck to you, Leo Grande and Bait by director Mark Jenkin Enys Men, the premiere of which is scheduled for Cannes.
UK Creative Industries Minister Julia Lopez said: “There is huge global demand for the UK’s world-class screen content and this new funding will help even more films, TV programs and video games. to achieve international success. By helping producers export their fantastic content, we will create jobs and income at home and help project UK culture, values and creativity abroad.
A similar initiative, the £500m ($611m) Film and TV Production Restart Scheme, which was responsible for helping hundreds of TV shows and films get produced, has shut down. last month.