The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to the UK economy according to figures released today by the Government. The figures show that the sector is growing at twice the rate of the wider UK economy- generating around £9.6m per hour, with the success set to last with a strong line-up … Read more UK Creative Industries worth almost £10m an hour to economy
James Bond is undoubtedly one of the world’s biggest film franchises which Nyman Libson Paul are proud to have been affiliated with since Dr No in 1962. The latest film Spectre opened on Monday to numbers of £6.3m slightly ahead of its predecessor Skyfall’s opening day of £6.2m in 2012. New reports show that the entire 007 brand is now worth … Read more The James Bond franchise
It was a great night for British Theatre at the 69th Tony Awards held in New York last night. Both actors and plays were recognised for excellence in Broadway and regional productions. Dame Helen Mirren won her first ever Tony as she was named best actress for her portrayal of the Queen in The Audience, … Read more Tony Awards 2015
While Star Wars & Bond fans eagerly awaiting the new instalments, UK producers are looking forward to the releases for reasons of their own: it will free up acres of studio space at Pinewood & put hundreds of technical staff back on the market. The skills shortage is one of the unintended consequences of the … Read more TV & Film Tax Relief – the bigger picture
Home storms to the top of UK Box Office charts DreamWorks Animation’s latest offering ‘Home’, a road-trip comedy featuring a teenage girl (voiced by Rihanna) and a cute Alien has topped the UK Box office charts on the weekend of its release earning just over £6m. This is the biggest opening for an animated film … Read more This week’s entertainment news
Grow old gracefully in the movies? Only if you’re British! It’s a well-known Hollywood cliché that once you pass 40, your options as an actress become very limited but that may be changing, with the rise of ‘grey pound’ movies starring legendary older actors geared towards older audiences such as Helen Mirren’s The Hundred-Foot Journey & most recently The … Read more This week’s Entertainment news
Nyman Libson Paul, the chartered accountancy firm which specialises in the field of entertainment, is supporting the UK’s leading documentary awards this year. The Grierson Awards are recognized as the leading documentary awards for film and TV in the UK and cover the whole factual genre. The awards are run by the Grierson Trust which … Read more Nyman Libson Paul supports documentary awards
We congratulate Dimitri Doganis, Bart Layton and Raw TV Limited on their Oscar nomination for “The Imposter” in the Best Documentary category. Great film, guys…..
Great news, the TV Tax Credit is conceived, if not born yet. A welcome injection for UK high end drama and animation, even the computer games industry gets some action! The breaks start from 6 April 2013, all subject to EU State Aid approval. The draft TV Tax Credits legislation is very close in structure … Read more Great news – the TV Tax Credit is conceived!
The November 2012 announcement that Film Tax Credits will be preserved until 2015 is, of course, good news. However, it is worth noting that this does not necessarily mean that they are, or were, ever intended to end on that, or any other date. What has actually happened is that the European Commission has extended … Read more Film Tax Credits: screening until 2015