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- Lady in the Water


- Filmmaking in the UK


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- Brick Lane


- Harry Potter


Have you ever wanted to work in the movie business? Well in this programme you can hear from someone who does!

There's a lot more to working in films than just putting the film together - and as the UK is the second largest film industry in the world, there is a whole organisation responsible for all areas of filmmaking in that country.

We talk to Samantha Perahia from the UK Film Council and find out how she promotes the UK as a desirable place for filmmakers to come to and make their films.

As you listen to the programme, try to answer the following questions. You'll hear the answers during the programme.

1: Who funds the UK Film Council?
2: Which country has the largest filmmaking industry in the world?
3: How does the UK government reward filmmakers who make their films in the UK?

You can download the script at the bottom of this page.

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Words and expressions from the programme

parts of a subject or situation


buildings, equipment or services needed for a certain situation - in this case filmmaking

to draw
here, it means to attract interest from

first and foremost
the very first thing; the most important thing

to devise
to create


a budget
a plan of how much money you have available to spend on somethnig

important or noticeable

an amount of money that is spent on something

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