British Film Commission Launches Third Edition of UK in Focus Magazine

Thursday November 15 2018

As part of UK Film and TV Week, the British Film Commission has launched the third edition of industry magazine UK in Focus in partnership with MBI, publishers of Screen International and Broadcast.

UK in Focus spotlights upcoming UK-made productions, highlighting the breadth and diversity of the UK’s Film and TV industry. From stunning locations and state of the art VFX facilities, to world class performers and knowledgeable crew, the magazine touches upon everything the UK has to offer as an international production hub.

This year’s edition focuses on UK studio expansions, interviews with established and up-and-coming above and below-the-line talent, and a foreword from Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Exclusive to UK in Focus is a retrospective of HBO’s award winning Game of Thrones from the cast and crew who made it happen, commenting on the bespoke production support provided by the British Film Commission.

The extensive opportunities highlighted by UK in Focus provide international productions with “great peace of mind” commends Blanca Lista, VP of feature film production at The Jim Henson Company. The British Film Commission worked to secure the production of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix/The Jim Henson Company) for the UK with Lista likening the agency to “a trusted friend you can always rely on”. The full interview with Blanca can be read in the latest edition of the magazine (p.78).

Reflecting upon the success of the publication, which is now in its third year, Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission comments “UK in Focus just gets stronger and stronger thanks to the increasing number of exciting new and returning productions that choose to base themselves in the UK, working with our world-class talent, outstanding facilities and beautiful locations. It’s a pleasure to be partnering with MBI once again, whose editorial expertise has resulted in a really compelling publication and has enabled the magazine to be distributed all over the world, to those who will truly value the information.”

UK in Focus is available in print and online now, and will be distributed by Screen International and Broadcast throughout the year at a number of international markets, festivals and events.

Read UK in Focus online.

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