UK seeks ways to create own golden age of cinema

The British government has urged its national broadcasters and audiences to get behind the country’s film industry to promote a cultural brand at par with Hollywood and French cinema and maintain its current golden run of box office success. British cinema has enjoyed a string of hits in recent years, from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ to ‘The King’s Speech,’ and a government-appointed panel set out on Monday how it intended to maintain that form during the tough economic environment.