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Investment in British film rises by 14%, taking it over £1bn for 2013, though cinema admissions have fallen

Andrew Eaton: Why being British is no longer a handicap when it comes to films

The British Film Institute heralded a billion-pound UK film industry today, publishing figures that show that investment from overseas sources in film production in the UK rose by 14% to £1.075bn for 2013.

The rise was spurred on by 37 major international productions basing themselves in the UK, with everything from forthcoming Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy to starry dramas like The Monuments Men being at least partially made on these shores. Two of the most surefire hits of the coming years, in the next Star Wars movie and Avengers: Age of Ultron, are also set to be made in the UK.

It's a trend that the UK government is trying to promote via its recent change to the rules »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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