11 May 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

When it comes to creating films that do well around the world, comedy is one of Britain's strengths. Now Film4 have announced the creation of a new £1M fund specifically for comedy films made as part of their brand.

The announcement came at Film4's annual pre-Cannes party in London, celebrating Kerouac adaptation On The Road, the film they will be taking to the French festival. "This is a fantastic adrenaline shot for more British film comedy," said Channel 4 Head of Comedy Shane Allan, who will be coordinating the investments. Channel 4 has enjoyed a hugely successful year for its television comedies so feel the time is right to make more for the big screen.

Last year Channel 4 hit The Inbetweeners proved a success when transferred to film form, grossing over £4M. »

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