“Film in England – A Development Strategy for Film and the Moving Image in the English Regions is the Council’s most important initiative this year following the launch of the FILM COUNCIL’s three UK-wide production funds, the Premiere Fund, the Development Fund and the New Cinema Fund. The creation of the FILM COUNCIL – with both an industrial and a cultural remit – has finally made an integrated strategy for film in the UK and in the English regions possible; and we have committed new cash resources to underpin it.
This strategy represents a number of quite straightforward proposals. To some of you its recommendations will seem to be a long way from the glamour of a West End premiere, but the truth is that if we don’t invest in developing a robust infrastructure right across the supply chain, it will be difficult to see a sustained development of film which really benefits film-makers, audiences, learners and business.”
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