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UK screen sector facing huge challenges despite production boom, policy panel hears

UK screen sector facing huge challenges despite production boom, policy panel hears

Neon Films’ Nicky Bentham and Pinewood’s Andrew M. Smith were among speakers at Westminster Media Forum.

A mixture of optimism and wariness characterised a Westminster Media Forum policy panel on ‘Covid-19, UK transition, and the [screen] sector’s long-term outlook’, held online on Tuesday, September 29

Among the more upbeat speakers was Andrew M. Smith, corporate affairs director, Pinewood Group.

“There are tremendous opportunities, even during this terrible crisis that we are going through,” he suggested. “In the last 12 months, we have seen announced 5 million square feet of additional stage space coming on in the United Kingdom.”

This week Pinewood started

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