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Fund aims to raise £12m for UK films

London based film producer Big Cat Films is launching a film fund aiming to raise £12m for a line up of British films.

The initial investment in the fund is guaranteed regardless of the performance of the films, although any profit is tied to their success.

The films will be wholly produced in the UK over the next three years. Two are already earmarked with the first film The Chair Man written by disabled comedian Spike Breakwell due to go into production mid year.


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Eurolife does its sums

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Buy-to-let landlords look to expand

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