ABSTRACT

The United Kingdom is one of the world’s major film nations, with a box office of £1.282 billion in 2018, mainly due to the success of domestic films. British film production has maintained close cooperative relations with Hollywood and the European Union, but the recent departure from the European Union (Brexit) has adversely affected the development of the British film industry. At the same time, the rapid development of the Internet and the rise of global video-on-demand platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon, have changed the way British viewers watch movies and TV shows, which has affected the employment situation of British film production. As the first City of Film recognized by UNESCO, the city of Bradford has been committed to promoting international film cooperation such as between China and Britain in recent years, and contributing to the long-term prosperity and stability of the British film industry.