It was annouced yesterday that the government would be abolishing the UK Film Council.
"Abolishing the most successful film support organisation the UK has ever had is a bad decision, imposed without any consultation or evaluation. People will rightly look back on today's announcement and say it was a big mistake, driven by short-term thinking and political expediency. British film, which is one of the UK's more successful growth industries, deserves better.
"Our immediate priority now is to press the Government to confirm that the funding levels and core functions that are needed to underpin British film are locked-in, especially at a time when filmmakers and film companies need more support than ever as they make the challenging transition into the digital age. To that end, we will work with the DCMS over the summer to identify how they can guarantee both continuity and safe harbour for British film."
- Tim Bevan CBE, Chairman of the UK Film Council
Online Petition against the decsion - HERE
Council Website - HERE
More information on the cut, BBC report - HERE

Guardian report on UK Film Council funded productions - HERE

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