"As Hodge's speech made clear, these are paradoxical times for the British film industry. On one hand - as Hodge pointed out - box-office returns and capital investment are up, the studio and post-production houses remain busy, and there has been an increase in film-related employment.
"Last year, the film industry contributed £4.3 billion to UK GDP, up from £3.1 billion in 2004," she noted. On the other hand, independent British producers are finding it increasingly difficult to finance their movies or attract support from international co-production partners."
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