UK producers need more financial assistance to be able to support up-and-coming local talent efficiently, according to a lively debate in the UK Pavilion at Cannes.
“We need to talk about how to support producers because the producers are the ones galvanising and making work for the actors and for everybody else,” said Anna Griffin, of Griffin Pictures, who produced 2016’s Paa Joe & The Lion and 2018’s Calibre and is a former Screen Star of Tomorrow.
“There’s such an elite system… There’s lots of producers out there who want so much to support their local talent, and they just can’t,” she continued. “We need to look from the top down a little bit as well.”
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