Television Business International

Disney launches UK production office

The Walt Disney Company has launched a UK production base to tap into the drama tax credit now available in the territory.

Abbey C Studios is based at Disney’s UK office in Hammersmith, London, and will be used for upcoming ABC comedy pilot Galavant, which will shoot in the city of Bristol in a few weeks.

Disney confirmed the news, first reported in UK television trade Broadcast, but said the base was only be used for Galavant.

However, Disney was among the studios vocally supporting the UK drama tax credit, which some critics claim is more beneficial to the Hollywood studios than it is for the indie producers it was designed to aid.

The credit came into effect in April last year.