Film-makers Alienated by Trump are Welcome in London Says Sadiq KhanFebruary 03, 2017
The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has said he wants London to take over from Los Angeles as one of the film capitals of the world and attract the diverse industry talent who no longer feel welcome in Donald Trump’s America.
Khan, speaking on a visit to a visual effects company, laid out plans for the capital to become the “world’s most film-friendly city”, emphasising that the UK film industry had injected a record £1.35bn into the economy last year: “Film-makers, those involved in this industry, will have seen what Donald trump has said. If it’s the case that Donald Trump’s policies are leading those people to leave America, they are welcome here.”
The Mayor also warned that despite a “golden decade”, Brexit presented a challenge to London maintaining its position as a global hub for film-making.