Mike is encouraging budding film makers from both Hove and Portslade to enter his national Film the House competition.
Following the success of Mike’s Rock the House parliamentary competition, a new competition has been created to draw attention to the importance of the British film industry in:
• Supporting 100,000 jobs in the UK.
• Contributing over £4.5 billion to our GDP and growing by 7% (the highest ever amount of UK film production activity) to £1.16 billion in the last 12 months.
• Creating successes such as The King’s Speech, the most successful independent movie in history, which earned £46 million in the UK and £266 million worldwide.
Categories include drama, thriller, action, comedy, music video and documentary, as well as a separate category for under-18s, which can be any genre. The closing date for nominations is 30th June and the winners will be announced on the 30th October at a special reception and screening of the winning film at Parliament. For more information on the competition, please visit www.filmthehouse.com.
Commenting, Mike said: “I hope that aspiring film makers from my constituency will take advantage of this excellent opportunity. Film the House is an excellent vehicle through which the British film industry can be promoted and as a way in which new talent can achieve national exposure.”