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    AXA XL, the new division of AXA Group, combines XL Group operations, AXA Corporate Solutions and AXA Art, to provide property, casualty and specialty risk insurance and risk management products and services for mid-sized companies through to multinationals, and reinsurance solutions to insurance companies globally. We partner with those who move the world forward.

Why film underwriters deserve an Oscar of their own


Article authored by Paul Greensnith, UK CEO at AXA XL:

It’s been a brilliant few years for British film and television. From ‘water-cooler’ telly moments, like the final episode of Bodyguard, to the first female Doctor Who, to the thrills and spills of big-budget movie franchises like James Bond, Britain can be rightly proud of the diverse and exciting screen content we export around the world. And work being undertaken by the UK insurance industry is helping to make this happen.

The film and television industry contributed £7.7bn to the UK economy in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. Fuelled in part by a tax relief scheme, screen production created some 137,000 jobs that year alone, reports the British Film Institute. And centres of excellence have sprung up around the country. For example, Church Fenton in Yorkshire has become a hub for film and TV…

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