The UK film and TV sector now looks certain to crash out of the European Union’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme after the country withdraws from the EU on December 31 following the publication of the government’s negotiation priorities today (February 27).
No mention is made of Creative Media in the policy paper called ‘Our approach to the Future Relationship with the EU’ that details the UK’s’ Approach To Negotiations’.
This means renewing membership of the next MEDIA programme, which runs 2021-2027, will not be part of the Brexit negotiations.
The UK film and TV sector is now looking for the UK government to provide replacement funding and to ensure the sector is not worse off than it is now.
As recently as last week the British Film Institute (BFI) had made it clear the UK remaining as part of Creative Europe was one of its main strategic priorities post-Brexit.
“This is not the outcome we hoped for…