Film and TV Production Restart Scheme | UK-wide


The scheme helps film and TV shows struggling to get insurance for COVID-related risks to get back into production.

Eligibility criteria:

The funding is available to all film and TV productions made by companies where at least half of the production budget is spent in the UK.

Compensation is available to eligible pre-existing and new productions that incur costs caused by coronavirus-related losses, such as abandonment or filming delays from illnesses amongst the cast and crew.

Additional information:

Eligible productions will receive compensation for costs caused by coronavirus delays up to a value of 20 per cent of the production budget, with abandonment of productions due to coronavirus to be covered up to 70 per cent of the production budget. There will be a total cap of £5 million on claims per production.

Film & TV Production Restart Scheme - Scheme Rules
Film & TV Production Restart Scheme - Explanatory Notes

How to claim
You must make an application via the appointed third party administrator, Marsh Commercial.

The deadline for productions to register for the scheme and restart shooting is 28 February 2021. Claims made under the scheme can be backdated to 28 July 2020.

Support organisation:
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
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