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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    The Creative Industries Minister having a beauty contest between four to take over UK Film Council row : BBC; Channel 4; Film London; BFI. What was this role ? http://www.savethebr...-the-bond-girl/ Well as official LEADER of The UK Film Industry with an avowed policy of attracting in...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    More people writing to PM, Deputy PM, Chancellor, First Secretary to The Treasury, Culture Secretary and Creative Industries Minister calling for removal of monies and official lead agency status of regional film quangos. They are officially 'lead agency for film, tv and digital media'. See...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    According to some Sundays Simon Cowell is entering the movie business. http://www.savethebr...nd-oliver-reed/
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    Very many people on the point of talking to the police about Screen WM but just hoping that the Culture Secretary lets the axe fall so that we can move forward and get major inward investment and jobs in the West Midlands. If not then Variety may have a follow up story.
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    The irony is thast UKFC are still getting their millions for 18 months, they are still being silent over UK sound stages in peril, they still have no plan B if next week a new party bids for Pinewood Shepperton plc shares and over 50% of shareholders take the price on offer. This new party...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    As a leading Canadian Hollywood writer said: On The so called UK Film Council “I haven’t seen such tactical brilliance since World War 1 where the generals thought it was sheer genius to march slowly into machine gun fire”. http://www.savethebr...ames-bond-ever/ and again...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    The Facebook and other dubious campaigns have collapsed as the truth on UKFC emerged. http://www.savethebr...s-a-total-flop/
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    Matthew Vaughn is getting warm. Still very London-centric but that is his world. A fine effort by him and it is a useful draft to hang the debate on. But we must get on to the debate. Shame The UKFC March yesterday flopped !! No real grassroots to the bogus protest. PR companies do not work...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    At least the perilous state the 34 Sound Stages at Pinewood and Shepperton -owned since 2004 by a plc in which shares can be freely traded - is now just getting on the msm media agenda. http://www.savethebr...studios-rescue/ What is interesting with The UKFC is that the report Jon Williams...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    There is apparently some march viz UKFC fat cat jobs August 28. Let's hope it flops and the matter can end before the disinformation spreads to Uni students when they start the new term. A quick survey of those who have signed - or say they would (on the few false UKFC stats provided)...
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    You can not make it up. The UKFC are spending millions on decorating their offices. Just as well you film makers do not need a few million for your projects. http://www.savethebr...at-bureaucrats/
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    Unintentionally UKFC has left us a fantastic legacy. The ultimate dinner party game. Please no googling, no cheating. http://www.savethebr...k-film-council/
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    Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC

    Excellent article. If you know any people who foolishly signed the petition to save the fat cat UK Film Council then their heart is in the right place, but the very best bet of them getting a career in The UK film industry has been dealt a fantastic ace by The Culture Secretary in getting rid...
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