Uncertainty prejudices job creation in UK film industry

The number of jobs in the British film industry fell by 20% last year, according to the UK Film Council.

Despite the success of British-made films such as Pride and Prejudice (starring Keira Knightley, pictured), opportunities for those in the UK are becoming more scarce.

In 2004, 24,816 people were employed in the movie and video production sector, compared with 31,264 in 2003.

The decline reflects the fact that fewer films are being made in an industry hit by uncertainty over UK tax changes, the UK Film Council said.

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