Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]

Warner Bros. investing in UK TV, creative industries training

Hollywood studio Warner Bros. is launching a range of skills and training initiatives in the UK to coincide with the inauguration of its new production complex in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. Under the Warner Bros. Creative Talent banner, the major will launch scholarships attached to work placements at Leavesden and elsewhere and mentoring, apprenticeships and training courses […]

Warner Bros. buys UK post-production house

Warner Bros. has acquired UK post production house De Lane Lea. The Hollywood studio set up a £100 million UK studio facility in Leavesden last year and said adding De Lane Lea to that will allow it to offer a full production service to in-house and third-party TV and movie producers. De Lane Lea will […]