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26 JANUARY 2011

Wish 143: drama about a fifteen-year-old boy with only months to live

"An Oscar–nominated drama about a fifteen–year–old boy with only months to live, who is granted one final wish from the Dreamscape Charity. But David doesn't want to go to Disneyland or meet Gary Neville; what he really wants is an hour alone with a naked woman.

Produced as part of BBC Film Network's BBC Drama Shorts 2009 commission, in conjunction with Lighthouse Arts & Training and BBC Writersroom."

(BBC Film Network)

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2009 • BBC Drama Shorts • BBC Film Network • BBC Writersroom • cancerdrama • Dreamscape Charity • filmmaker • Ian Barnes • Lighthouse Arts and Training • New Cinema Fund • short film • Tom Bidwell • UKUK Film CouncilUKFC • wish • Wish 143

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Simon Perkins
01 AUGUST 2010

UK Film Council axed by the UK coalition government

"The UK Film Council became one of the highest profile quangos to be axed by the coalition government after culture secretary Jeremy Hunt unexpectedly announced its abolition.

In a raft of mergings, streamlinings and closures, Hunt also axed the Museums, Libraries and Archives council (MLA). ...

Film producer Tim Bevan, who chairs the council, said: 'Abolishing the most successful film support organisation the UK has ever had is a bad decision, imposed without any consultation or evaluation. People will rightly look back on today's announcement and say it was a big mistake, driven by short–term thinking and political expediency. British film, which is one of the UK's more successful growth industries, deserves better.'

Since it was created by Labour in 2000 the UKFC, with 75 staff, has been responsible for handing out more than £160m of lottery money to over 900 films. Successes range from Bend it Like Beckham to Gosford Park to Fish Tank with the occasional dud – notably Sex Lives of the Potato Men – along the way. Last August the Labour government began consultation on merging the film council with the BFI."

(Mark Brown and Maev Kennedy, 26 July 2010, Guardian News and Media Limited)

Fig.1 'Centurion' is a Pathé Productions presentation in association with the UK Film Council of a Celador Films Production of A Film by Neil Marshall.

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20002010 • abolition • arts funding • Bend it Like Beckham • BFIBritish filmBritish Film Institutecreative capitalcreative economycreative industriescultureenterprisefilmfilm industry • Fish Tank • funding • Gosford Park • Jeremy Hunt • John Woodward • Libraries and Archives council • library • lottery funding • MLAmuseumpolitics • quango • Sex Lives of the Potato Men (film) • Tim Bevan • UKUK Film CouncilUKFC

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Simon Perkins
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