The UK has avoided recession after official figures showed the economy growing at 0.3% in the third quarter of the year. He we talk to businesses in key sectors about their view of the British economy’s performance. Tim Webber, 54, film and TV production Tim Webber, the chief creative officer at the special effects company behind hits including Avengers: Endgame and the BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials, says a golden age of TV and film has proved to be a boon for British production companies. Investment in broadcast production, spurred by the rise of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, was a contributing factor in the UK economy escaping recession between July and September. The 54-year-old, who picked up an Oscar for the special effects on Gravity, estimates that Framestore has probably doubled in size in the past decade in line with the rise of a generation of new streaming services led by Netflix. “It just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” he says. “There are so many more players out there, the arrival of the streaming platforms has had such a big effect, and now more and more films and TV programmes are using special effects in general.” Webber joined… Read full this story
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