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Film & TV Production Restart Scheme Ends April 2022

The Film and TV Production Restart Scheme makes direct compensation available to eligible pre-existing and new productions that incur costs caused by coronavirus-related losses, such as abandonment or filming delays from illnesses amongst the cast and crew.

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Eligible productions will receive compensation for costs caused by coronavirus delays up to a value of 20% of the production budget. The abandonment of productions due to coronavirus to be covered up to 70% of the production budget. There will be a total cap of £5 million on claims per production.

The funding is available to all productions made by companies where at least half of the production budget is spent in the UK.

You must make an application via the appointed third-party administrator, Marsh Commercial.

Applying to the Film & TV Production Restart Scheme

You can download the claim form from their website. Once complete, email your form along with all supporting documentation to .

Future claims made under the scheme can be backdated to 28 July 2020.

The registration deadline for this scheme is 23:59 GMT on 30 April 2022. Claims will be able to be submitted up to 23:59 GMT on 30 September 2022 for losses incurred up until 23:59 GMT on 30 June 2022.

See: Film & TV Production Restart Scheme – Scheme Rules – GOV.UK (

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