London to celebrate Film Day
Sunday, March 21 will see London celebrate a Film Day, highlighted by 15 simultaneous world public premieres of Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.
The day also includes several studio and location tours, free movie workshops and other film related activities including modelling and animation techniques, storytelling and storyboarding.
Participating organisations that are part of London’s film tapestry include Pinewood and Ealing Studios, Somerset House, BAFTA, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, London Eye and London Film Museum. The Mayor of London, Film London and the BFI London Film Festival, with the support of Universal Pictures, have developed London Film Day.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said, “Our capital is home to extraordinary actors whose talents have conquered the highest peaks of Hollywood. Our thriving film industry owes much of its success to the brilliance of those toiling behind the scenes, making us one of the top three film making cities in the world.
“From the animators that brought us the successful Fantastic Mr. Fox [+see also:
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75% of the UK’s film making activity is based in London and the city’s production industries contribute an estimated £13.6 billion annually to the capital’s economy. London is also one of the most filmed cities in the world with an average of 35 crews shooting in the city everyday.
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