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Chapter 17: Film, high-end television and animation production in 2013 – 191 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 17.10 Production company activity levels UK film production in 2013 was dispersed among a large number of production companies, as shown in Table 17.15. The BFI Research and Statistics Unit recorded 420 production companies associated with films shot in the UK or co-productions involving the UK in the year, an increase from 392 in 2012. Of these, 392 (93%) were associated with a single feature. These were a mixture of distinct production companies and special purpose vehicles set up to make a single film. Table 17.15 Film production company activity, 2013 Number of features per company Number of companies 6 1 5 0 4 4 3 5 2 18 1 392 Total 420 Source: BFI RSU Note: Includes all production categories. 17.11 The value of high-end television production In 2013, the UK government introduced tax reliefs for high-end television (HETV) and animation programmes. As these reliefs first came into force on 1 April 2013, we are reporting statistics on their implementation for the financial year 2013/14. (Animation programmes statistics are outlined in section 17.14.) Table 17.16 shows that total UK spend on qualifying HETV produced in the UK between April 2013 and March 2014 was £395 million. Of this, 57% (£225 million) was attributed to inward investment productions, covering 13 HETV projects, including Game of Thrones Series 4 (10 episodes), 24: Live Another Day (12 episodes) and Outlander (16 episodes). The UK spend of domestic UK and co-production HETV programmes was £170 million (43%) covering 30 projects including Atlantis (13 episodes), Critical (13 episodes) and Call the Midwife (8 episodes). Table 17.16 UK spend and number of high-end television productions produced in the UK, April 2013-March 2014 Production Category UK spend £ million Number of productions* Inward investment 224.7 13 Domestic UK 170.0 27 Co-production 3 Total 394.8 43 Source: BFI RSU Notes: * A high-end television production can be a single programme or a television series. Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding.


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