Some 230 projects have restarted production thanks to the Government’s Film and TV Production Restart Scheme.
Our Restart Scheme has already helped the UK’s world class Film and TV sector bounce back strongly, with studio business booming, filling film studios and helping generate more than a billion pounds in production spend.
Now we’re standing by it for another six months, supporting tens of thousands more jobs and many more box sets and box office hits.
Oliver DowdenCulture Secretary
Our world-leading film and TV industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and is a significant driver of economic activity. As part of our Plan for Jobs, we extended the Restart Scheme to continue giving productions the confidence they need to keep shooting, and it’s great to see so many are benefitting from it.
Productions registered to the scheme include crime drama Unforgotten currently airing weekly on ITV; popular weekday favourites like Pointless and Ready Steady Cook; and Boxing Day the UK’s first ever festive romantic comedy starring an all-black cast."
Rishi SunakChancellor of the Exchequer
The Government’s Film & TV Production Restart Scheme has been instrumental in enabling our independent production industry to get back up and running. Cameras rolling on new productions generated a £1.19 billion uplift in spend in the final months of last year and a significant chunk of that has been generated by the 200-plus film and television productions which have been covered by the scheme against potential Covid-related disruption. Extending the scheme to the end of the year will ensure more productions can get made, unlocking millions of pounds of production spend and generating more jobs across the UK.
Ben RobertsBFI Chief Executive