Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Receives £20m Tax Credit Support for UK Filming

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first installment in a series of standalone Star Wars films, has wrapped up on filming. As part of UK's filming incentive support programme, Lucasfilm and parent company Disney received tax credit support of the amount of £20m.

According to news outlet Politico, Rogue One spent over around £105m on production spending in the UK. The incentive comes as Disney and its subsidiaries spent the past years abiding by the filming incentives of the top production hubs of the world.

Rogue One began production at London's Pinewood Studios after The Force Awakens finsihed filming at the studio.

In recent years, Lucasfilm has been committed to doing productions in London. Meanwhile, Marvel, Disney's other subsidiary, has been alternating between the UK and Atlanta for the production of its films.

As for the current Star Wars film in production, Star Wars: Episode VIII, the movie is also being shot in the UK's Pinewood Studios. It's highly likely that the film will receive another tax credit support of a similar scale as The Force Awakens.

I guess this tax credit trumps The Force Awakens' producers being charged by British health authorities in February with criminal offenses following Harrison Ford's on-set injury.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16. Meanwhile, Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated for release on December 15, 2017.

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