Film: North East

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd July 2017.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to support the film industry in the North East.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy), The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Supported by the Government's highly successful Film Tax Relief, the UK film industry contributes over £4 billion a year to the economy and nearly 70,000 full time jobs. Between 2012 and 2017, the BFI invested approximately £3.6 million of public funding for festivals, skills development, and filmmaking in the North East. The extracurricular club 'Into Film' reaches nearly 150,000 children of school age in the region, nurturing the next generation of talent and audiences.

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