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Film and Entertainment

We work with international production teams to take their visions from script to screen when working in the UK. We provide accounting and taxation services which allow films and other media to be produced in the most tax efficient manner.

Film Tax Relief

Since 2007, the UK film tax credit regime encourages producers to film their next big blockbuster here in the UK. As one of the most popular of the 8 creative industry reliefs, the regime offers beneficial tax relief to both UK film production companies and overseas productions coming to the UK.  A production company can claim UK film tax relief if:

  • The film is certified as British by the British Film Institute (the Cultural Test),
  • It’s intended for theatrical release which, now includes direct to Over-The-Top media outlets such as Netflix
  • At least 10% of the core film costs relate to UK activities
Cultural Test

Whilst the film tax credit is administered by HMRC, the Cultural Test is certified by the British Film Institute (“BFI”).  We have vast experience and good communications with the BFI and can complete and obtain this certification for the film production company.

We can speed up the tax relief process by making interim certification applications, such as half way through the production, to assist with funding and cashflow.

We are currently helping clients, from numerous regions and countries, to obtain these tax credits and BFI certifications and have worked extensively with clients from India and Europe.

Film and Entertainment services

Our services include:

  • Industry specific tax advice

  • Advice, assistance and completion of the BFI application, required for certification as a UK film

  • Production bookkeeping, including VAT advice

  • Set visits as required, to ensure that we bring our service to you

  • Corporation tax compliance, including the computation and filing of eligible film tax credits

  • Contact with local film crews and locations and competitively priced post production services