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Brits to Provide United Front in Quest for U.S. Biz on U.K. Shores

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Screen Commission reps land in L.A. for Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Locations Show.

LONDON – Representatives from the British Film Commission, Creative England, Creative Scotland, Film London, Northern Ireland Screen and Wales Screen Commission will seek the ear of movie-making decision makers in Los Angeles later this week.

The Brits will be landing in Hollywood as a united front in a quest to push for U.K. inward investment at the invitation only Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Locations Show.

It marks the first time all four U.K.’s Screen Commissions have joined to trumpet Britain under one banner.

British Film Commission chief executive Adrian Wootton said: "I am delighted we have a strong unified U.K. presence at AFCI this year. The UK has a fantastic offer for high end feature films and last year production spend in the UK was at a record high – at over £1bn ($1.55 billion) – and we need to continue to build on that success. By proactively promoting the U.K. internationally, together with our partners, we aim to attract further investment as well as laying the ground work for the new TV tax credit, announced by the Government earlier this year."