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European Commission approves UK Lottery funding

The European Commission has given the greenlight to 12 Lottery funded film support schemes in the UK. This allays any concerns that the funding could fall foul of EU state aid rules and the schemes have now been approved until the end of 2012.The go-ahead covers more than $45m (£22m) in grants each year, which are aimed at supporting 'culturally British films'. The definition of a 'culturally British film' was originally approved by the Commission when it allowed the UK film ...

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