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Chapter 17: Film, high-end television and animation production in 2013 – 187 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 17.7 Size distribution of budgets, domestic UK features, 2013 Budget band Number Total budget in band (£ million) % of total budget ≥£5 million 8 72.9 42.2 £2 – £4.9 million 15 43.7 25.3 £0.5 – £1.9 million 40 41.2 23.8 <£0.5 million 104 15.0 8.7 Total 167 172.8 100.0 Source: BFI Seven out of 37 co-productions produced in 2013 had budgets of over £5 million, accounting for 62% of the total budget in this category (Table 17.8). The seven co-productions with budgets of under £500,000 accounted for 1% of the total budget. Table 17.8 Size distribution of budgets, co-productions, 2013 Budget band Number Total budget in band (£ million) % of total budget ≥£5 million 9 73.7 62.0 £2 – £4.9 million 11 33.0 27.7 £0.5 – £1.9 million 10 10.8 9.1 <£0.5 million 7 1.4 1.1 Total 37 118.9 100.0 Source: BFI Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. 17.6 Big budget productions, 2008-2013 The importance to UK spend of a small number of big budget productions – usually inward investment films – is demonstrated in Table 17.9. In 2013, the 16 films with budgets of £30 million or greater accounted for 72% of UK production spend. All these films were inward investment features. Table 17.9 Big budget films’ contribution to UK spend, 2008-2013 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Number of films with budgets ≥£30 million 13 16 13 17 10 16 Value of associated UK spend (£ million) 410.8 748.9 960.6 1,009.8 644.1 769.8 Total UK spend (£ million) 722.1 1,115.4 1,289.5 1,321.0 994.3 1,068.6 Big budget film % of UK spend 56.9 67.1 74.5 76.4 64.8 72.0 Source: BFI Note: Data for 2008-2012 updated since publication of the 2013 Yearbook. 17.7 UK spend as percentage of total production budget Table 17.10 shows UK spend as a percentage of the total production budget for inward investment, UK domestic and co-production titles. UK domestic films had the highest proportion of UK spend in 2013 (89%), followed by inward investment films at 66%. Co-productions had the lowest UK spend percentage (46%).


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