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Grant Keir's Comments

  • Comment on: EC commissioner unveils Creative Europe programme details

    Grant Keir's comment 23-Nov-2011 2:48 pm

    Awesome news. And an impetus for the Uk to re-join Eurimages again??

  • Comment on: Spurlock's Greatest Movie Ever Sold to open Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Grant Keir's comment 12-Apr-2011 2:39 pm

    Go Doc/Fest!! Woo Hoo...

  • Comment on: UK domestic production drops as inward investment hits record highs

    Grant Keir's comment 21-Jan-2011 11:36 am

    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

  • Comment on: CMI appoints James Mullighan to produce EIFF overhaul

    Grant Keir's comment 22-Dec-2010 12:24 pm

    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

    Grant Keir's comment 8-Dec-2010 9:40 am

    This looks really interesting... Great initiative and hope it does well for you...

  • Comment on: Dyke calls for UK industry to regroup

    Grant Keir's comment 29-Oct-2010 11:02 am

    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

    Grant Keir's comment 7-Aug-2010 11:37 am

    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

    Grant Keir's comment 3-Aug-2010 12:07 pm

    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

    Grant Keir's comment 30-Jul-2010 11:36 am

    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...

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