U.K. & Spain to Collaborate on Film & High-End TV Production


The British Film Commission (BFC) and the Spain Film Commission (SFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the collaboration of film and television production between the U.K. and Spain.

The MoU will see the commissions build upon their relationship as they seek greater creative, commercial and cultural exchange between Spain and the U.K. The two worked closely during the Covid-19 pandemic to facilitate travel and production between the U.K. and Spain for several major TV series.

Recent projects to have shot across both jurisdictions include Marvel’s Eternals, based at Pinewood Studios and shot in London and Oxford in England and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, and Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman: 1984, based at Warner Bros.’ Studio Leavesden and shot in London and Cambridgeshire in England, as well as in Spain’s Andalucía and the Canary Islands. Future titles shot across both territories include The Crown (Netflix), The Midnight Sky (Netflix/Anonymous Content), The Last Letter from Your Lover (StudioCanal/Blueprint/The Film Farm), Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony), Game of Thrones (HBO) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm).

Adrian Wootton OBE, chief executive of the British Film Commission, said: “We are delighted to build upon our positive and fruitful relationship with the Spain Film Commission through this agreement. Now is an exciting time for the global film and high-end TV industry, with the demand for filmed content at an all-time high, and the opportunities for all growing. The U.K. and its dynamic and diverse screen industries are very much open for business, and we are committed to continued collaborations with our European partners. There are already some fantastic examples of collaboration with high-profile productions being made between our two territories, such as Marvel’s Eternals and Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman: 1984, and we look forward to working with our friends in Spain to forge even stronger creative and commercial links between our countries, exploring new ways of working together in the future.”

Carlos Rosado, president of the Spain Film Commission, said: “With this agreement, Spain Film Commission continues to develop a strategy to establish collaboration spaces with the most important audiovisual industries in the world. We wish to share common actions with BFC aimed at creating bridges between the Spanish and British industries. Spain is at a time of special influence and is demonstrating its capacity as an audiovisual agent in Europe. SFC is an instrumental agent of the Spanish Audiovisual Hub and this agreement is part of that strategy.”