Is British film dead?

May 22, 2019

Written in 2005, this article by Jonathan Gems is today truer than ever. My colleague script consultant Phil Parker and I touched on this - the non existence of the British film industry - in a meeting on Monday.

 

It makes for sad reading; but it is our current reality.

 

"When the UK Film Council boasted recently about the amazing success of British films, most of us felt like committing suicide. None of the films the UK Film Council was bragging about were British! Most of them were made by four foreign studios: Pathé, Warner Bros, Disney and Universal - all companies adept at exploiting British grants to subsidise their movies...."

 

Read the rest here: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/is-british-film-dead-1730.html 

 

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