Film and tv Production restart scheme
What is the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme?
The Film and TV Production Restart Scheme helps film and TV shows struggling to get insurance for Covid-related risks to get back into production. The Scheme makes direct compensation available to producers that incur costs caused by coronavirus abandonment or delays to eligible pre-existing and new productions.
It is important that film and television production companies register as soon as possible for the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme, well in advance of production start dates, in order to access the scheme.
Who can apply?
The funding is available to all productions made by companies where at least half of the production budget is spent in the UK. Shows will receive compensation for costs up to a value of 20% of the production budget, with abandonment covered up to 70% upon agreement with the Government.
How to make a claim
Please download and complete the claim form below in full. Once complete, email your form along with all supporting documentation to email@example.com.
Please note that submitting incomplete claim forms or failure to supply supporting documentation may delay the processing of your claim.
Download claims form.
If you are the lead or sole producer registering a production to the scheme, please download your application form here.
If you are a co-producer, please download your application form here.
About the data
The data we are publishing each month is based on information provided in application and claims forms and aggregated to provide headline figures for overall budget and positions supported, as well as the total volume and value of claims received, paid and rejected. ‘Positions supported’ is the total number of cast/on screen talent and crew/off screen production crew working on the production. ‘Filming locations’ are provided on the application form and there may be multiple locations per production. This information is used to present filming locations by parliamentary constituency and local authority. Claim location is also provided on each claim form. Not all productions using the scheme are included in the list of scheme users. This is because some productions have requested to be excluded until the project is in the public domain. Rejected claims are claims where no eligible losses have been identified by DCMS.
(I) one or more members of the cast or crew (whose roles are necessary elements in the production) contracting COVID-19 and having to stop working (either through death or illness); or
(ii) one or more Named Persons needing to take time off work because of the death or critical illness of a member of their immediate family due to COVID-19.