Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 26, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

British and Spanish Film Commissions sign Memorandum of Understanding

The British Film Commission (BFC) and the Spain Film Commission (SFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to enhance their existing partnership. This new Memorandum, or MoU, is set to take the relationship to yet another level, facilitating more high-end film and television collaborations between the two nations.


“With this agreement, Spain Film Commission continues to develop a strategy to establish collaboration spaces with the most important audiovisual industries in the world,” declares Carlos Rosado, President of the Spain Film Commission. “We wish to share common actions with BFC aimed at create bridges between Spanish and British industry. Spain is at a time of special influence and is demonstrating its capacity as an audiovisual agent in Europe. SFC is an instrumental agent of the Spanish Audiovisual Hub and this agreement is part of that strategy.”



Having hosted some of the world’s biggest film and TV titles, both nations are trailblazing global production centres for film and TV production. The British and Spanish screen industries are booming, with both territories continuing to attract major productions thanks to an effective concoction of reliable tax incentives, attractive locations, and world-class crew and infrastructure.


Recent projects to have shot across both jurisdictions include: Marvel’s Eternals, which was shot on location in London and Oxford as well as Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands; and Wonder Woman: 1984, which was based on location in London and Cambridgeshire as well as Andalucía and the Canary Islands. Further titles shot across the territories in recent years include: Netflix’s The Crown and The Midnight Sky, Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, and StudioCanal’s The Last Letter from Your Lover. The two commissions worked very closely together during the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring that travel and production took place for several major TV projects.



“We are delighted to build upon our positive and fruitful relationship with the Spain Film Commission through this agreement,” says Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission. “Now is an exciting time for the global film and high-end TV industry, with the demand for filmed content at an all-time high, and the opportunities for all growing. The UK and its dynamic and diverse screen industries are very much open for business and we are committed to continued collaborations with our European partners.”


“There are already some fantastic examples of collaboration with high-profile productions being made between our two territories, such as Marvel’s Eternals and Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman 1984, and we look forward to working with our friends in Spain to forge even stronger creative and commercial links between our countries, exploring new ways of working together in the future.” The agreement was signed at the Royal Palace of Valladolid, Spain.


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