London is the third busiest centre for Film Production in the world.
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• 13,000 Shooting Days• 175 Features in 2009• £752 Million
Film London• Inward Investment and Business Development• Talent Development and Production• Film Culture and Promotion
FILM TOURISM The StatisticsFrom The Economic Impact of the UKFilm Industry, Oxford Economics, June 2010.
• Total tourism spending by 30m overseas visitors to the UK amounted to £16.4 billion in 2009.• It is estimated that around one tenth of UK tourism may be attributable to the impact of UK film.• In 2009, this additional spending is estimated to be worth £950m to UK GDP and £210m to the Exchequer.
The ‘body’ of British film director Alfred Hitchcock floating dead inthe River Thames. The dummy body was being filmed for a scenein the movie Frenzy. “I dare say you are wondering why I amfloating around London like this” Hitch says in the trailer forFrenzy, “I am on the famous Thames River investigating a murder.Rivers can be very sinister places…”
Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) leaning on an ornate urn in KewGardens with the Palmhouse behind her. Hepburn had just movedto London after the war and revue producer Cecil Landau hadrecognised her potential; “Gods gift to publicity men is a heart-shattering young woman”, said Picturegoer, “with a style of herown . . .” Hepburn was loaned out to Ealing Studios before hercareer went stratospheric.
Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) sits next to Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) at apress conference at The Savoy Hotel. Monroe is in London to film The Princeand the Showgirl. Stars loved The Savoy, with many of the greats gracing itshallowed halls including Fred Astaire, who danced on the hotel’s roof, andOlivier who started one of the most famous romances in history when he wasfirst introduced to Vivian Leigh in the hotel’s front hall. The Savoy has just re-opened after an extensive refurbishment.
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