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17.12 Genre of high-end television production Table 17.17 shows a breakdown of qualifying HETV productions by genre. The most common genre was drama, accounting for 18 productions (42% of total) and £160 million (41%) of UK spend. The second was crime, accounting for six productions and 13% of UK spend. Table 17.17 Genre of high-end television production*, April 2013-March 2014 Genre i • For more on British film, high-end television and animation certification see Chapter 18 (page 193) • For more on UK film companies see Chapter 20 (page 212) • For more about employment in the film production sector see Chapter 22 (page 22) • For more about the UK film economy see Chapter 21 (page 220) 192 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Number of productions % of total productions Budget (£ million) % of total budget UK spend (£ million) % of total UK spend Drama 18 41.9 181.2 40.0 160.3 40.6 Crime 6 14.0 65.4 14.4 53.1 13.4 Comedy 4 9.3 13.3 2.9 12.4 3.1 Thriller 4 9.3 66.7 14.7 54.9 13.9 Other 11 25.6 126.7 28.0 114.1 28.9 Total 43 100.0 453.3 100.0 394.8 100.0 Source: BFI RSU Notes: * A high-end television production can be a single programme or a television series. The data in this table show the primary genre assigned by the BFI Research and Statistics Unit. Percentages may not sum to totals due to rounding. 17.13 The value of animation production Table 17.18 shows that the total UK spend of the 25 qualifying animation projects produced in the UK between April 2013 and March 2014 was £52 million. In contrast to film and HETV production, only 15% of this was attributed to inward investment. Three fifths of these productions (15 of 25) were aimed at children. Table 17.18 UK spend and number of animation programmes produced in the UK, April 2013-March 2014 Production Category UK spend £ million Number of productions* Inward investment 7.8 4 Domestic UK 43.9 19 Co-production 2 Total 51.7 25 Source: BFI * An animation production can be a single programme or a television series. Image: Rush courtesy of StudioCanal


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