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Daily Bite: Film Production Worth €5.7bn To UK Economy
17 Sep 2012 : By Steve Cummins
Britain's Pinewood Studios is a huge draw for large international film productions
Film industry contributes €5.7bn (£4.6bn) to Britain’s GDP…

The British film industry contributed more than €5.7bn (£4.6bn) to Britain’s gross domestic product and over €1.6bn (£1.3bn) in taxes last year, according to an independent report commissioned by the British Film Institute and Pinewood Shepperton. The Economic Impact of the U.K. Film Industry in 2011 report showed that production spend from inward investment in the UK accounted for 80 per cent of the money spent on UK production in 2011. Variety reports that the document shows that films depicting UK settings, characters and culture generate 10 per cent €2.6bn of visitor spending per year is attributable to UK film.

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