Friday, January 22, 2021

REPORT: U.K. BOX OFFICE SET RECORD IN 2010

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2010 total box office may have been down slightly in the U.S., but it rose 2 percent to $1.718 billion in the U.K., setting a record for the second straight year, the U.K. Film Council, which has been marked for extinction by the Cameron government, said Thursday. As reported by Britain’s Guardian newspaper, the […]

U.K. CABINET MEMBER HURLS CHARGES AT FILM COUNCIL

August 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Bombarded with protests from the likes of actor Clint Eastwood and DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg over the announced plans to shut down the U.K. Film Council — as well as protest campaigns on the Internet that have attracted tens of thousands of supporters — U.K. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey on Tuesday complained on Tuesday […]

EASTWOOD APPEALS FOR SURVIVAL OF U.K. FILM COUNCIL

August 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Clint Eastwood has a formidable foe in his sights, the British government. Last week, he fired off a letter to George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer (analogous to the U.S. secretary of the treasury) appealing to him to reverse the decision to shut down the U.K. Film Council as part of a cost-cutting move […]

FILM SPENDING DROPS IN BRITAIN

July 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Spending on feature-film production in the U.K. fell 11.4 percent to $982 million during the first half of the year, Deadline Hollywood reported on Monday, citing figures by the U.K. Film Council The report indicated that the total represented the highest on record except for last year when $1.1 billion was spent. No reason for […]