The UK film industry is also a major employer
The UK film industry is also a major employer, with over 71,000 people working in the sector in 2018. This includes a diverse range of roles, from on-screen talent and directors, to producers, writers, and technical crew.
According to a report by the British Film Institute (BFI), the UK film industry contributed £7.9 billion to the UK economy in 2018, representing a 2.4% increase from the previous year. This includes the direct economic impact of film production, as well as the indirect impact of related industries such as distribution, exhibition, and supply chain.