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Lord Smith talks about UK film industry proposals

The introduction of a British Film Week is among proposals put forward by Lord Smith to help capitalise on "a golden period" of UK cinema.

The government-commissioned review contains 56 recommendations for ministers, the British Film Institute (BFI) and the industry to give greater support to UK film-makers.

Speaking to Radio 4's World At One, Lord Chris Smith said that the British film industry is in good shape - with large inward investment from Hollywood studios and major blockbusters.

However, he added that the smaller independent British production sector, which makes far less money but is still equally appreciated by audiences, needs to have a sustained future following the abolishment of the National Film Council.

  • 16 Jan 2012
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