Financing / Crowdfunding : U.K. Funding? by Karen "Kay" Ross

Karen "Kay" Ross

U.K. Funding?

Hey, Stage 32 finance peeps! It was brought to my attention that the normal funds available to filmmakers in the U.K. (350mil pounds) has been slashed as part of Brexit (down to 7mil pounds). To add to this, I've seen a sudden influx of U.K. professionals on Stage 32 ('ALO!) and then this little gem on Variety today about the business that Channel brings to the U.K. (link at bottom).

What have you heard about it? Have you experienced any shortcomings due to lack of U.K. funds?

Let's keep tabs on this thread to see what comes of it, yah?

https://variety.com/2021/tv/global/channel-4-contribution-uk-economy-123...

Channel 4 Contributes $1.3 Billion to U.K. Economy and Supports 10,000 Jobs, Report Finds
Channel 4 Contributes $1.3 Billion to U.K. Economy and Supports 10,000 Jobs, Report Finds
U.K. public service broadcaster Channel 4 contributes £992 million ($1.36 billion) to the economy and supports 10,600 jobs, a new report has found. The report, by consulting firm EY, was commissioned…
Morris Stuttard

Aligns with a conversation I had a year ago with a lady from the Royal Television Society. She said there was a push to open up new production studios in Birmingham too. Great news about the spreading of production across the UK. But I sincerely hope what you heard about budget cuts of that scale isn't true!

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