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DESPITE RECORD REVENUE, U.K. STUDIO POSTS LOSS

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The stages at Britain’s Pinewood Shepperton studios may have been humming last year, with productions such as Anna Karenina, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hobbit and the next James Bond film, Skyfall, being shot there. And while all those productions pushed revenue to $81 million for the year — up 24 percent from 2010 […]

BRITAIN RENEWS TAX CREDITS; HOLLYWOOD CHEERS

November 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Citing the “massive success” of films produced in the U.K. during the past year, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced today that the country’s tax incentives to the film industry will be extended through 2015. Those incentives helped attract producers of such films as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Captain America, Pirates […]

FORMER HARRODS OWNER MAY BUY PINEWOOD SHEPPERTON

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed has confirmed that he is the unidentified “third party” who is considering making a bid to acquire Britain’s legendary Pinewood Shepperton studios. Al Fayed sold the Harrods department store chain in 2010 for $2.3 billion. He once owned a studio in Egypt and backed the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, […]

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE TO TAKE OVER ROLE OF FILM COUNCIL

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The British Film Institute, known chiefly as the group that stages the London Film Festival each year, has been named by the British government to take over much of the work of the U.K. Film Council, which has been axed as a cost-cutting move. It will now be responsible for doling out funds to British […]