On behalf of BFI, an analysis by Alma Economics was recently published that paints a bleak picture of the independent cinema production landscape in the UK.
The study identifies three drivers in particular that are putting independent cinema producers under extreme pressure: Firstly, the steadily decreasing revenues from theatrical exploitation as well as the home entertainment market, the significantly increased costs due to the corona measures for filming and the shortage of skilled workers due to the strong increase in production volume on the part of the streamers and consequently enormous cost increases on the part of the fees. According to the study, all this is leading to an additional pushback of national theatrical film productions.
The study in English language is available for download here