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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    Michael, I'm certainly aware of the UKFC failings. You're absolutely right about the DSN debacle. I've witnessed at first hand a UK indie distributor, who banked on a largely digital release, ultimately having to go to the expense of additional prints as exhibitors favoured the digital...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    Jon, I promise you that Slumdog Millionaire was offered to other UK distributors during development who passed on it. Anyway, I get the broader point here and in the rest of this thread that the UK needs to be capable of funding big films and overseeing their global release. I am though...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    I have a problem with the notion that the British film community feels "coruscating spasms of pain" over a Hollywood-funded, UK-shot film. Encouraging inward investment is an important part of the Film industry. Most governments offer incentives to foreign productions to shoot in their...
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