GRANT KEIR's Comments
Good luck Vivien, sounds like a great venture!
And Tom, quite a few UK distributors regularly receive European subsidies to help promote (ie reduce the financial risk) UK and 'European' films in the UK market.
Interesting points Tom. But surely the reason a European partner can invest in a film with a British co-producer is because the film qualifies as 'European', whether via an official treaty or non official co-production. Once we Brexit, that will no longer be the case.
Fantastic achievement and well done Liz and the entire Doc/Fest team...
Comment on: Simon Perry joins Sweden's Film i Vast
Swedish/Irish/UK co-production anyone?? Congratulations Simon!
Comment on: UK film tax relief confirmed
But HMRC guidance on EIS not being available to international coproductions needs to be ironed out and fast!
Long overdue and important issues being addressed here...
Comment on: Edinburgh names Best of the Fest
Much deserved for 'Oh Boy' which should be in the running for the International Award... Can't believe 'The Deep' is not in this list...
Comment on: Pulp doc among Yorkshire titles
All good!! Congratulations to all involved...!!
Comment on: James Gandolfini dies aged 51
So sad... I watched the Sopranos entire series 4 times... James was awesome in that... and in many ways, lead the whole 'TV is the new film thing'... he'll be missed... :(
Comment on: BFI backs two Doc/Fest projects
3 A's all round... All great projects and good pitches too... Congrats to all the winners...
Comment on: Act of Killing wins at Doc/Fest
Yay for the films and Yay for Doc/Fest!! It was an amazing week and fantastic 20th festival...
Comment on: Heather Croall, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Comment on: Soda takes Ilo Ilo for UK
Oh, nice going guys! Look forward to that being released here in UK...
Comment on: Cannes' Gilles Jacob to step down
First Fergie, now Giles!! What is the world coming to??
Comment on: Metrodome takes We Are the Freaks
Well done guys!!
Comment on: EFP selects Producers on the Move for Cannes
Congratulations to all the producers on EFM's POTM... have a ball in Cannes!
Comment on: UK tax relief: Take your partners
Which co-production treaties include TV as eligible? Anyone know?
Comment on: Mistaken For Strangers to open Tribeca
I LOVE The National...
Comment on: Lore gets first BFI Sleeper award
fantastic news... and well deserved, it's a really good film...
Comment on: BFI launches UK doc pitches
Comment on: Psychic Octopus doc team plans zombie project
Where is Paul when you need him - England vs Italy...???
Good luck Michael... (met you in Berlin...)
Congratulations Soda!! Well deserved support for an excellent initiative...
Depressing to hear that Cameron's 'Little England' approach to the rest of Europe is echoed at the level of Eurimages. Scotland should join Eurimages and lead the way back!!
Awesome news. And an impetus for the Uk to re-join Eurimages again??
Go Doc/Fest!! Woo Hoo...
The shockingly low level of co-production with other countries, including our European neighbours, is an ongoing scandal that really needs addressing at a structural level
fantastic appointments that promise a real boost to a much loved festival... Good luck to all...
Comment on: Curzon Artificial Eye launches on demand service
This looks really interesting... Great initiative and hope it does well for you...
Comment on: Dyke calls for UK industry to regroup
We all need to address the need for a reliable, long term funding mechanism for UK film production and distribution. We need a new 'Big Society' idea that the government could back and would not cost them anything. It is called the Eady Levy and funded the most successful period of post war British film making, and could be made to work for the new (digital) reality that faces us... Oh and BTW, do we really still need to remind people that there is a film making industry outside of London and the BFI's Southbank?
Comment on: Have your say: UK film industry's future
A levy of say even just 2% on UK box office would generate £18-20mill per year. Add in a similar levy on VOD, other forms of digital distribution and you have a bigger fund than any government is likely to fund for all aspects of film training, production and distribution. There are loads of great statistics collected by the UKFC on box office and economic impact of film on their website... check it out! http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/theatrical
Comment on: Have your say: UK film industry's future
Re-introduce an Eady type levy, but as a micro-payment 'tax' on box office seats and online distribution of content. The golden age of British film production was funded this way. It is an effective, reliable and consistent way to raise funding to be spent on all aspects of UK film making, production, exhibition, distribution, training, etc. It rises with box office and distribution success and takes control of funding away from politicians.
Comment on: UKFC: Tim Bevan talks next steps for UK industry
what we need is a campaign to re-introduce an Eady type levy (micropayment system) on box office and digital players like Google so that increased turnover / consumer demand, produces a reliable source of funding for indie / cultural production. This would take the 'gift' of funding away from the politicians AND bureaucrats and be a stable platform on which to build a real industry, rather than the hand to mouth cottage affair we have now...