Film and Broader Screen APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To enhance understanding of and promotion of the British film industry, film culture and the wider moving image in the UK.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Film and Broader Screen

1. British Film Institute (BFI) - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: evidence - British Film Institute (BFI)Written evidence submitted by the British Film Institute (BFI) About

2. British Film Institute - written evidence
30/01/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: evidence - British Film Institute  Written evidence submitted by the British Film Institute  Response

3. Creative arts and entertainment: call for evidence responses
27/03/2018 - Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)
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Found: lead organisation for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which

4. ScreenSkills - written evidence
30/01/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: the industry-led body for skills in the screen industries – film, TV, games, animation and visual effects

5. Economic impact of coronavirus
20/04/2020 - Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus - Treasury Committee
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Found: UK Screen Alliance/Animation UK to the Treasury Select Committee 23/03/2020 1.About UK Screen Alliance/Animation

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Recent Speeches related to Film and Broader Screen

1. Public Service Broadcasting (Communications and Digital Committee Report)
27/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: great content from non-PSBs that met many of the broader public service objectives—content of great quality - Speech Link
2: I intend to confine my comments to some of the broader strategic questions which this report set out to - Speech Link
3: fashionable to look at our crystal ball—or, indeed, the screen in our sitting room—and say that we now live in - Speech Link

2. Channel 4 Relocation
10/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: that people right across the UK are represented on screen and in the make up of our own organisation–and - Speech Link
2: Bollywood with some of the biggest names in TV and film; Joi Polloi, a home-grown digital design agency - Speech Link
3: least because of our strong record of television and film production in Yorkshire. Will he acknowledge that - Speech Link

3. Coronation Street: 60th Anniversary
02/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: little bit jealous, having only graced the small screen reading the news—nothing as glamorous as the Street - Speech Link
2: Minister is here, let me say that large parts of film and television production have been able to get - Speech Link
3: played by the brilliant Rob Mallard, who is the on-screen son of Ken Barlow. I have to say that Rob, I think - Speech Link

4. Diversity in the Media
10/05/2016 - Grand Committee

1: member on the board of governors for the British Film Institute with responsibility for diversity.In - Speech Link
2: through every element of Channel 4 so that 50% of on-screen talent covering the Paralympic Games were disabled - Speech Link
3: earlier. It is a report about the film industry, but what goes on in film has a knock-on effect and an influence - Speech Link

5. Brexit: Creative Industries
19/01/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: the TV, design, games, visual effects, publishing, film, advertising, music and fashion industries. They - Speech Link
2: sectors are: advertising and marketing at £13 billion; film, TV and video at £10 billion; IT software and computers - Speech Link
3: as a former film producer and president of the Film Distributors’ Association. Our screen industries, - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Film and Broader Screen
1. Film
asked by: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
19/03/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote British films.

2. Film
asked by: Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
17/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the support provided by the BBC for film production in the UK.

3. Film
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
12/04/2019
... what assessment he has made of the contribution of the film industry to the UK economy.

4. Film: Labelling
asked by: Lord Clement-Jones
23/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage the adoption of British Board of Film Classification and Video Standards Council best practice guidelines on voluntary age labelling; and what plans they have to introduce legislation on age labelling if it is not implemented voluntarily.

5. Film: Internet
asked by: Lord Farmer
13/07/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a requirement for the same protections that exist for content in cinemas and on DVDs to be present for online content; and whether they are working with the film industry to seek the voluntary adoption of British Board of Film Classification age ratings for online content.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Nick Smith Portrait
Nick Smith
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Blaenau Gwent
Joined: 24th February 2020
Dean Russell Portrait
Dean Russell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Watford
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Jeff Smith Portrait
Jeff Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Manchester, Withington
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Watkins of Tavistock Portrait
Baroness Watkins of Tavistock
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Nick Smith MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7018.

Email: nick.smith.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Film and Broader Screen APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Film and Broader Screen APPG

Former APPG Officers
Richard Bacon Portrait
Richard Bacon
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Norfolk
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Lord McNally Portrait
Lord McNally
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021