U.K.’s Film and TV Production Restart Scheme Results in $2.6 Billion Worth of Productions

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government’s Film and TV Production Restart scheme has resulted in 640 film and TV projects worth over £1.9 billion ($2.63 billion) going into production in the last 12 months.Among those which have benefited from the scheme are the sixth season of “Peaky Blinders” and Cannes film favorite “Mothering Sunday,” which stars “The Crown” actor Josh O’Connor and Colin Firth.The £500 million scheme, which was unveiled in July last year to aid pandemic recovery, was created to support productions that were unable to secure insurance related to delays caused by Coronavirus.

It has supported more than 55,000 screen sector jobs.It will provide cover at least until the end of this year.U.K.

production has bounced back following the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020, and at the end of last year recorded the second highest spend for any quarter.The BFI’s Screen Sector Task Force, which provided Covid-19 guidance

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