Spain Film Commission and British Film Commission sign a collaboration agreement that improves creative and commercial links between the United Kingdom and Spain
Today (21 October) the British Film Commission (BFC) and the Spain Film Commission (SFC) are signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration to facilitate film and high-end television production between the UK and Spain.
Both countries are leading global production centres for film and high-end TV production, hosting some of the worlds biggest film and TV titles. In fact, the UK and Spain screen industries are booming, as both territories continue to attract an increased number of major productions through the combination of reliable tax incentives, world-class crew and infrastructure and an immense variety of unique locations.
The MoU will see the two film commissions build upon their positive relationship. For example, the two commissions have worked very closely during Covid-19 to help facilitate travel and production between the UK and Spain for several major TV series.
Recent projects to have shot across both jurisdictions include Marvels Eternals, which was based at Pinewood Studios and shot on location in London and Oxford in England and in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, as well as Warner Bros. Wonder Woman: 1984, which was based at Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden and on location in London, Cambridgeshire, England as well as in Spains Andalucía and the Canary Islands. Further titles shot across both territories in recent years include The Crown (Netflix), The Midnight Sky (Netflix/Anonymous Content), The Last Letter from Your Lover (StudioCanal/Blueprint/The Film Farm), Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony), Game of Thrones (HBO) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm).
Through this MoU, the two commissions seek greater creative, commercial and cultural exchange between Spain and the UK and will also continue to actively foster opportunities to support film and high-end television production in both territories.
The agreement will be signed today (21 October) at the Royal Palace of Valladolid, Spain.
Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission, said: “We are delighted to build upon our positive and fruitful relationship with the Spain Film Commission through this agreement. Now is an exciting time for the global film and high-end TV industry, with the demand for filmed content at an all-time high, and the opportunities for all growing. The UK and its dynamic and diverse screen industries are very much open for business and we are committed to continued collaborations with our European partners. There are already some fantastic examples of collaboration with high-profile productions being made between our two territories, such as Marvels Eternals and Warner Bros Wonder Woman 1984, and we look forward to working with our friends in Spain to forge even stronger creative and commercial links between our countries, exploring new ways of working together in the future.”
Carlos Rosado, President of the Spain Film Commission, said: “With this agreement, Spain Film Commission continues to develop a strategy to establish collaboration spaces with the most important audiovisual industries in the world. We wish to share common actions with BFC aimed at create bridges between Spanish and British industry. Spain is at a time of special influence and is demonstrating its capacity as an audiovisual agent in Europe. SFC is an instrumental agent of the Spanish Audiovisual Hub and this agreement is part of that strategy.”
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