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31 January 2018

Record Year for UK Film and High-End TV

Latest figures from the BFI show that 2017 was a record-breaking year for spend on UK film and High-End TV. However, UK spend for domestic UK films was down £17m on the previous year.

The data, released today (Wednesday 31st January) shows that the aggregate UK spend of feature films that started principal photography in 2017 was £1,911 million, an increase of 12% from £1,709 million in 2016, and the highest figure since measurements began in 1994.

Of that record amount, 89% of the total was made up of inward investment films. Domestic UK films contributed 10%, and co-productions the rest. UK spend increased by £201 million for inward investment films, decreased by £17 million for domestic UK films and by £3.5 million for co
-productions.

Spend on High-End Television productions was up 27% on 2016, totalling £684 million.

Read more via the BFI here.