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Film: Finance

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what film production supported by public (a) funding and (b) other assistance took place in the South West of England in each of the last five years. (224059)

The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However, South West Screen gave non-funding assistance to 448 productions (including feature films, short films, television and commercials) between 2003 and 2005. This excludes Bristol and Bath.

In addition, South West Screen have put the following funding into mainly short films in the last five years.

£

Public funding in SW

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Lottery funding for film production in SW

88,227

Digital Shorts

68,800

53,050

60,000

59,500

64,500

Digital Shorts plus

20,000

20,000

10,000

Other public sector funding in film production

335,921

These figures do not include funding for feature films from the UKFC lottery funds as this information is available only at disproportionate cost.