Long Read: Co-productions Roundtable Insights

25th October 2023


Long read by Antony Swiatek and Luke Carey


  1. Last year, whilst spend on independent UK filmmaking decreased 31% on 2021, co-productions saw a 3% increase in spend, representing continued growth over the past five years (source: BFI)
  2. Screen recently outlined the challenges and opportunities of co-productions for UK producers (source: Screen Daily)


Our Co-productions Roundtable

Last week we gathered a cross-section of up-and-coming independent producers from our NextGen Producers Collective for an insightful and informative roundtable discussion on international co-productions.

Against a backdrop of squeezed public funding, co-productions offer the opportunity to get independent film projects off the ground and it was an excellent issue for our very first roundtable for this talented group of producers.

The session covered how a co-production might be structured and funded; finding and collaborating with co-production partners; the benefits of co-productions; as well as the cross-jurisdictional challenges and requirements.

Attendees also considered the importance and value of collaboration and compromise.

We were delighted to be joined by special guest Mike Elliott of Emu Pictures and all participants were especially grateful for his insight.





Find out more about our production experience in the Film & TV sectors here or if you want to learn more about the NextGen Producers Collective, please contact Antony Swiatek or Luke Carey.