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Chapter 17: Film, high-end television and animation production in 2013 – 185 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Figure 17.3 Genre of production of UK films, 2011-2013 (number of films) % Documentary 18.9 Drama 18.5 Comedy 14.9 Thriller 13.8 Horror 8.9 Action 5.3 Crime 4.5 Romance 3.0 Sci-fi 2.9 Other 9.4 Source: BFI Looking at UK independent films alone over the four-year period (Table 17.4) the pattern was fairly similar. The main differences were that drama, documentary, comedy and thriller accounted for a much greater proportion of UK spend than for all films produced in the UK (56% compared with 29%), and action and fantasy accounted for a lower proportion (15% compared with 42%). Table 17.4 Independent UK productions by genre, 2011-2013 (ranked by UK spend) Genre Number of films % of total films Budget (£ million) % of total budget UK spend (£ million) % of total UK spend Comedy 128 15.4 249.3 19.4 192.4 21.4 Thriller 117 14.1 214.1 16.7 136.3 15.2 Action 32 3.9 202.3 15.7 126.8 14.1 Drama 163 19.6 169.9 13.2 118.6 13.2 Biopic 16 1.9 129.4 10.1 91.6 10.2 Documentary 163 19.6 82.7 6.4 53.2 5.9 Romance 25 3.0 52.7 4.1 33.7 3.8 Horror 74 8.9 35.0 2.7 30.8 3.4 Sci-fi 22 2.7 35.5 2.8 28.9 3.2 Crime 40 4.8 28.0 2.2 24.3 2.7 Family 4 0.5 13.1 1.0 13.1 1.5 Music/dance 6 0.7 14.9 1.2 12.1 13.6 Adventure 10 1.2 15.7 1.2 11.5 1.3 Fantasy 6 0.7 12.0 0.9 9.4 1.0 Western 4 0.5 13.3 1.0 4.4 0.5 Animation 6 0.7 9.5 0.7 3.8 0.4 War 5 0.6 5.3 0.4 3.7 0.4 Total 830 100.0 1,285.4 100.0 897.2 100.0 Source: BFI Note: Figures/percentages may not sum to totals due to rounding.


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