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Our Vision

S.H.Y. Films' purpose is to produce award-winning and creative commercial feature films that will entertain audiences worldwide and will reward our investors with substantial return on investment. Together with our creative team, experienced production management and influential investors, S.H.Y. Films will be established as a major film production house in the UK and Worldwide.

Why Invest

Now more than ever is the time to invest in the UK film industry. Innovation and technological advancements of the past 5 years have allowed independent film makers to produce commercially successful films that rival Hollywood productions. The world of film is a lucrative business and financing independent films opens the door to potentially lucrative returns, not to mention invitations to premier red carpet events; access to production sets and the opportunity to actually be in a film are also great perks. In addition, the UK Government has lent tremendous support in recent years, sponsoring two innovative investment schemes, Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). These government sponsored initiatives substantially minimise investor's risk by offering robust tax relief to the investor.

Interested in investing in S.H.Y. Films? Register your interest on the contact page or send us an email at invest@shyfilms.co.uk with the subject “Investment Enquiry”; please outline your investment interest and include your contact details.

EIS & SEIS Tax Relief

This section provides only a very brief summary of potential EIS and SEIS tax benefits and should not be viewed as constituting tax advice. The value of tax reliefs will depend on personal circumstances and may be subject to changes in those circumstances. It is strongly advised that potential investors obtain independent tax advice from a qualified accountant.

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

EIS is designed to help raise equity finance for smaller companies by providing a 30% tax relief incentive for investing in shares of a qualified trading company.

  • Income Tax Relief - An individual can reduce their income tax liability by 30% of the amount invested in qualifying EIS shares.
  • Capital Gains Tax Relief - There is no capital gains tax charged on the gain in any sale of shares as long as the investor has held their shares for at least three years.
  • Income tax loss relief on disposal.
  • Further information: www.hmrc.gov.uk/eis/

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

SEIS is designed to help raise equity finance for early-stage companies by providing a 50% tax relief incentive for investing in shares of a qualified trading company.

  • Income Tax Relief - An individual can reduce their income tax liability by 50% of the amount invested in qualifying SEIS shares.
  • Capital Gains Tax Reinvestment Relief for the tax year 2012-13 Reinvestment of capital gains from disposed assets in 2012-13 into qualified SEIS shares are exempt from Capital Gains Tax.
  • Capital Gains Tax Relief - There is no capital gains tax charged on the gain in any sale of shares as long as the investor has held their shares for at least three years.
  • Income tax loss relief on disposal.
  • Further information: www.hmrc.gov.uk/seedeis/index.htm

Stats

Worldwide Market Growth

Worldwide revenues from filmed entertainment through theatrical release, video/DVD and online anticipated to grow to $114.8 billion by 2015 from 2010's level of $86.24 billion, representing a compound annual growth forecast of 5.9%.

PWC: Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2011-2015.

UK Film Market

The total size of the film audience in the UK in 2011 was estimated to be 5.1 billion. Television accounted for 77% of the total film audience, followed by video (14%), downloading and streaming via all sources (5.5%) and cinema (4%).

BFI Statistical Workbook 2012

UK Box Office Performance

The total UK box office for 2011 crossed the one billion pound threshold for the first time in history, reaching GBP 1.04 billion (USD 1.7 billion), 5% up on its 2010 record.

CAA/Rentrak