An Ealing Comedy? No It's Just Boris
Mayoral visit to announce new funding
The London Mayor, Boris Johnson, will be in Ealing this morning to announce new funding for the creative industries.
He will be visiting Ealing Studios - the longest continuing film studio in the UK - and home to the pioneering ‘performance capture’ special effects studio Imaginarium, co-founded by Andy Serkis (Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the Hobbit prequels).
The Mayor will enjoy a tour of the Studios and spend time in the Imaginarium, where he will have a go at mastering ‘performance capture’.
Working with Film London, he will also announce his plans to boost London’s TV, Animation and Film industries, to capitalise on the new tax relief brought in by the Chancellor (from 1st April 2013) to bring major jobs and investment to the capital.
4th April 2013