Saturday, April 16, 2005

Is British film dead?

Screenwriter and Guild member Jonathan Gems argues in The Independent that a once prolific industry is being strangled by Hollywood and apathetic UK governments.
When the UK Film Council boasted recently about the amazing success of British films, most of us felt like committing suicide. None of the films the UK Film Council was bragging about were British! Most of them were made by four foreign studios: Pathé, Warner Bros, Disney and Universal - all companies adept at exploiting British grants to subsidise their movies.

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