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BFI StatisticalYearBook_2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Chief Executive’s foreword – 7 Chief Executive’s foreword As I write this foreword, the Government is shining a spotlight on the UK’s creative industries, celebrating their global success, far reaching impact and the positive contribution they make to our economy. The forward vision for the creative industries is one of growth, establishing an environment in which skills and innovation can thrive, and using the assets and competitive edge of British creativity to attract inward investment and seek out new markets internationally. Film is recognised as being at the very heart of this strategic focus as it brings together world-class writing, design, acting, music and technical skills with the other essential ingredients of artistic vision and production in a unique collaboration of creativity across different disciplines. But this strategy also highlights the need for robust data and evidence-based research which is so critical for those making informed decisions and developing their plans for growth. The BFI Statistical Yearbook brings together all the leading data and industry research available to give the clearest possible picture of the film landscape so the investment we make in the vital analysis of the Research and Statistics Unit is invaluable. But we believe the picture we get from the Yearbook could be sharper and more informative if there were better data, particularly on Video on Demand. This is why we are calling on the sector to be more open with its data so that film and the screen industries as a whole can continue to thrive and grow, and audiences continue to enjoy great films. Amanda Nevill Chief Executive, BFI UK films’ share of the global box office 11%


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