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UK Screen Alliance strengthens Covid-19 guidance on client attendance at post houses

11 January 2021

The guidance for safe working in Post Production and VFX during the COVID-19 Pandemic has been strengthened to account for new government regulations introduced in January 2021 to control a new and more infectious strain of the coronavirus. The UK Screen Alliance Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production & VFX during the Covid-19 Pandemic has […]

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FILM AND TV CHARITY ANNOUNCE NEW COVID-19 FUND TO PROTECT DIVERSE TALENT PIPELINE

22 September 2020

Grant Scheme established with donations from Amazon Prime Video, BAFTA, BBC, Sky Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and ViacomCBS. The Film and TV Charity is announcing a new Covid-19 Recovery Fund that will distribute up to £2m to UK film, TV and cinema workers who have been hit hardest by Covid-19, helping to sustain them and […]

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Post & VFX Covid-19 Guidance updated to allow managed client attendance in edit sessions

26 August 2020

Industry trade body, UK Screen Alliance has published version 2.0 of its Guidance for Covid-Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX. Produced in consultation with UK Screen Alliance members, DCMS, the British Film Commission, BFI, PACT and BECTU, the updated guidance responds to the government’s policy direction of encouraging a safe return to on-premises working. Until […]

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Government unveil £500 million COVID insurance fund for film and TV

28 July 2020

Government has announced a new £500 million scheme to kickstart film and television production struggling to secure insurance for Covid-related costs. In a major move to jump start the country’s cultural and creative sectors following lockdown, the Culture Secretary has announced the launch of a Government-backed scheme worth half a billion pounds for domestic film […]

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UK Screen Alliance launch Guidance for COVID-19 Safe Working in VFX and Post-Production

1 June 2020

UK Screen Alliance have published “Guidance for safe working in Post-Production and Visual Effects during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, in consultation with companies from the post and VFX sectors, several US Studios and industry bodies BFI, BFC, Pact and BECTU and the UK government. The UK’s post-production and VFX sectors normally turnover in excess of £2 […]

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Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1 May 2020

UK Screen Alliance, in consultation with companies from the post and VFX sectors and industry bodies BFI, BFC, Pact and BECTU have published Guidance for safe working in Visual Effects and Post-Production during the Pandemic. The guidance aims to provide a framework for companies as they transition back to on-premises working with client attendance, whilst ensuring the safety of […]

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Post-production apprenticeship launches despite Covid-19

14 April 2020

Not even a global pandemic has stopped post-production employers from opening a much-needed apprenticeship scheme.  Recognising a need for accredited post-production training for Technical Operators in post houses, broadcasters and in-house facilities, the apprenticeship was written by industry experts from across the sector.    On 9th April,  nine apprentices from seven companies began their training provided by London South Bank University (LSBU) to become Post Production Technical […]

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Film and TV Charity Covid-19 fund applications open

8 April 2020

The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund, in partnership with BFI, is now live, providing one-off grants from £500 to £2,500 to people behind the scenes in UK film, TV and cinema who have been hardest hit by COVID-19. The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund launches today to provide much-needed support to the many […]

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BFI AND THE FILM AND TV CHARITY SET UP COVID-19 RELIEF FUND WITH £1M NETFLIX DONATION

24 March 2020

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have set up a new COVID-19 emergency relief fund for the Film and TV industry with a £1M donation made by Netflix. The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support […]

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Wiggin LLP advice on COVID-19 for companies in Film & TV

20 March 2020

The law firm focusing exclusively on media, technology and intellectual property, has advice to offer clients on the employment law implications of COVID-19, and points of notice for Film and TV businesses. There’s no escaping from the fact that the recent change to the government guidance on self-isolation and social distancing will create significant challenges […]

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