me equivalent (FTE) jobs hitting 6,005, according to the new Screen Business 2021 Report released by the BFI.
The UK Global Screen Fund is a £7 million, one-year pilot fund designed to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sectors, including film, TV, videogames and animation.
Entries for the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards are now open. Developers have until November to enter. For the first time, the awards will pilot the BFI Diversity Standards as part of the entry process.
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.
There have been a number of significant new events in the world of funding and financing video games in the last twelve months. Tax relief for game developers, putting them on a par with film and high end television production is a huge step forward. Not only for companies wishing to operate more sustainably, but... Continue Reading →
Video games companies across the UK can now begin claiming tax relief on their production costs, as the government’s cultural regulations came into force on the 19 August 2014. With tax relief only available for companies producing games that are certified as culturally British, this milestone marks the completion of the legislation and will see the first companies begin... Continue Reading →
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to come along to tomorrow's Tax Breaks roadshow organised by UKIE and the Scottish Games Network. Tickets are FREE and available through Eventbrite. The workshop takes place at TECHCUBE, Summerhall in central Edinburgh, starting at 6pm. Speakers: Moses Nyachae, Saffery Champness (tax advice) Anna Mansi, BFI (cultural test advice) Paul Gardner, Osborne... Continue Reading →
Ever wanted to be a Certification Analyst? The British Film Institute is looking for people to join them as assessors, carrying out the cultural test video games companies will need to pass in order to qualify for tax breaks. Based in London, the position is open to people with industry experience and an understanding of... Continue Reading →