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Film Policy Review opens

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Seeking industry views on how to support the UK film sector.

The Film Policy Review panel has today opened a detailed independent survey to collect views on where film policy needs to be changed, to better support the UK film sector.

Chaired by former Culture Secretary Lord Chris Smith, the review panel is made up of eight members with each leading on a specific aspect of film policy.

“We want to hear from everyone involved in UK films,” said Lord Smith. “Film-makers, distributors, audiences and experts can all offer a useful perspective on how Government policy can help our film industry grow.”

Objectives of the Review

  • Identify obstacles preventing the British film industry being more successful
  • Determine how best to set policy directions for the increased Lottery funding
  • Identify ways to develop and retain UK talent
  • Increasing audience demand for film, including independent British film

The Review is open until 9 September 2011 and the panel are expected to report their findings to Creative industries Minister Ed Vaizey by the end of the year.

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