Who we are

The British Film Commission (BFC) is the national agency with a remit to maximise and support the production of international feature film and television in the UK.

What we do

The BFC’s Government-set remit

  • Maximise and support the production of major international feature film and high-end television in the UK
  • Strengthen and promote the UK’s film and television infrastructure
  • Liaise between the Government and the film and television industry to secure and maintain film-friendly policies

The BFC provides

  • Bespoke production support and troubleshooting
  • Assistance with sourcing studios, facilities, locations, key crew and talent for major productions
  • Comprehensive guidance on the UK’s film and TV tax reliefs and production funding
  • Advice on production-related regulations and permits including visas
  • Introductions to expertise throughout the UK via our network of public and commercial industry partners
  • Liaison between government and industry to ensure the UK remains the best place to produce film and TV

Who we are

Our team

UK office

Samantha Perahia – Head of Production UK

Alison Baker – Production Support Manager

Sonya Watt – Executive Assistant to the CEO and Team Co-ordinator

Abee McCallum – Production and Information Coordinator

Anna Highet– Head of Communications

Alex Deller – Senior Press and Communications Manager

US office

Kattie Kotok – Executive Vice President, US Production

Sorrel Geddes – Senior Vice President of US Production and Events

Meredith Brace Sloss – Administrative & Events Coordinator

 

 

National Advisory Board

Iain Smith– Chairman, BFC National Advisory Board

Adrian Wootton – CEO, British Film Commission

Alex Hope – Managing Director, Double Negative

Allison Dowzell – Wales Screen Manager, Welsh Government

Amanda Nevill – CEO, British Film Institute (BFI)

Andrew Chowns – CEO, Director’s UK

Andrew M Smith – Director of Strategy and Communications, Pinewood
Shepperton Plc

Charles Moore – Partner, Wiggin

Daniel Battsek – Chairman, Film London

Seetha Kumar – CEO, Creative Skillset

Pete Johnson – CEO, British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC)

John Graydon – Partner, Saffery Champness Film & TV Unit, and BFC Deputy Chairman

John McVay – CEO, Producers’ Association of Cinema & Television (Pact)

Justine Simons – Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, Mayor
of London’s Office

Kevin Trehy – Chairman, Production Guild of Great Britain

Natalie Usher – Director of Film & Media, Creative Scotland

Peter Armstrong – Par tner, Film & Television, Harbottle & Lewis

Richard Williams – CEO, Northern Ireland Screen

Roy Button – EVP & MD, Warner Bros Production Ltd

Samantha Perahia – Head of Production UK, British Film Commission

Neil Hatton – CEO, UK Screen Association

Spencer Macdonald – Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU)

Stephen McDonogh – Director of Co-Production Funding (Film & TV), BBC
Worldwide

Sue Bishop – Director, Creative Industries and Global Sports Projects, Trade Group, UK Trade & Investment, (representing Dominic Jermey)

William Sargent – CEO, Framestore

Business Sub Group

Our funders

We work in partnership with key film industry bodies and are funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the British Film Institute and UK Trade and Investment.

We receive corporate sponsorship from 3 Mills Studios, Angels Costumes, The Bottleyard Studios, Coutts & Co, Double Negative Visual Effects, Elstree Studios, Framestore, HBO, Harbottle & Lewis, MPC, Movie Makers, Pinewood Studios Group, Saffery Champness, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. and Working Title.

The British Film Commission is a national division of Film London.

Film London is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales no. 4699825. Registered charity no. 1163968.

Sponsors

The British Film Commission would like to thank our generous commercial sponsors, who support our work in attracting inward investment, promoting the UK production industry, building professional networks and making the UK film-friendly.