A focus on how the UK is an international production hub for both feature film and high-end television.

Spotlight on Production Design

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Design and Conquer

From the technological wizardry of Beauty And The Beast to the gritty authenticity of period drama Darkest Hour, production designer Sarah Greenwood takes a nimble approach to her work.

Spotlight on Talent

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (2017) Courtesy of Screen International

Global Talent

The UK has a wealth of above and below-the-line talent working across all sectors of the industry. This is a round-up of emerging UK talents who are making a mark on the international stage.

Spotlight on Familiarisation Trips

The Mummy (2017) © Universal Pictures

The Personal Touch

British Film Commission’s familiarisation trips are an essential introduction to the UK’s production landscape for overseas executives, and set the groundwork for international relationships. Nikki Baughan goes behind the scenes.

Spotlight on Training

Outlander © 2018 Sony Pictures Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Future Proofing

With UK film and high-end TV production booming, maintaining a wide skills base is crucial. Wendy Mitchell investigates how the UK industry is dedicated to training the next generation of talent.

Spotlight on UK Production

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) © Warner Bros.

Open for Business

Although the implications of Brexit are still unclear, the UK will remain a vibrant and welcoming place for film and high-end television production. Geoffrey Macnab goes behind the scenes.

Spotlight on VFX

Doctor Strange © Marvel Studios

The Human Effect

In an increasingly global production landscape, it is the quality and depth of talent that keep major film and TV shows turning to the UK for their VFX needs. Adrian Pennington reports.

Spotlight on UK TV

The Night Manager © BBC

Television that Travels

The UK’s high-end TV productions are enjoying unprecedented international success, both with traditional broadcasters and on streaming platforms. Andy Fry investigates what gives homegrown shows such broad global appeal.

Spotlight on UK Television

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride © BBC

Small Screen, Big Success

UK TV drama is winning fans across the globe. Andy Fry investigates the international appeal of these small-screen productions.

Spotlight on Special Effects

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The Force Awakens (2015) © Lucasfilm

Visual Pioneers

That the UK is regarded as an industry leader in the world of special effects, both visual and practical, is testament to the skill of the sector’s craftspeople. Adrian Pennington goes behind the scenes.

Spotlight on Soundtrack

The King's Speech (2010) © Momentum Pictures

Behind the Music

The UK film music industry is steeped in history and talent, with an ever-increasing number of soundtrack recordings being produced here. Tiffany Pritchard discovers why the territory is in such demand.

Spotlight on Stage Space

Victoria (2016) © Mammoth Screen Ltd.

Land of Opportunity

From established studios to expanding facilities and alternative spaces, the UK has a wealth of filming real estate. Geoffrey Macnab takes a tour around the regional production landscape.

Spotlight on Costumes

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) © Warner Bros.

Dressed for Success

The UK’s costume designers and costume houses are now central to the look of international feature films and TV shows across all genres, thanks to their training and talent. Sarah Cooper reports.