15 June 2021
ANNECY PANEL SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON UK ANIMATION INDUSTRY
Animation UK, BFC, BFI, Lupus Films, Jellyfish Pictures, Sixteen South, Wild Child Animation and Film London discuss resilience, landscape, and new funding opportunities for UK animation at the virtual edition of the international film festival Annecy.
14 June 2021
LOCKSMITH ANIMATION’S FEATURE FILM ‘THAT CHRISTMAS’ TO BE SIMON OTTO’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Renowned Head of Character Animation on How to Train Your Dragon Film Series To Direct Feature Based on Christmas Children’s Book Series by Writer/Director Richard Curtis.
9 June 2021
CINESITE NAMES ANTONY BLUFF EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AT LONDON STUDIO
Anthony Bluff will be based in Cinesite London, working across the service studio’s US and international film, TV and SVOD production clients.
BFI ‘See Yourself Onscreen Challenge’ back for 2nd year in a row
Pan-industry initiative led by the BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund unveils the second year of ‘See Yourself on Screen Challenge’, calling on 4-18-year-olds to create TV shows for the future
4 June 2021
Fitzrovia post announces a senior promotion within its creative department
Fitzrovia Post Production, the sound design & audio facility based in London, has announced Cécile Janet's promotion to Audio Lead in their creative department.
3 June 2021
Spotlight On… Bait Studio: Flexible, Buoyant, Boutique Visual Artists who have Clients hooked
This month we interviewed Peter Rogers, Managing Director of the Cardiff-based visual effects company Bait Studio - discussing views on the current state of the UK VFX industry, the challenges of the past year, as well as their impressive credits and award-winning work.
1 June 2021
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO UK HELPS FUND POST PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS
Apprentice post-production operators start training as part of a UK Screen Alliance programme with the support of Amazon Prime Video UK
AARDMAN GIVES NEW PRE-SCHOOL SERIES ‘THE VERY SMALL CREATURES’ THE GREEN LIGHT
Bristol-based British animation powerhouse Aardman has announced it has greenlit a brand-new pre-school series The Very Small Creatures.
CAKE SIGNS NEW SEASON OF KIRI AND LOU WITH CBEEBIES
Following the series’ strong premiere on CBeebies last year, the children's TV channel has pre-bought the latest season of the popular stop-motion animated show.
29 May 2021
Fitzrovia post bolster team with new hire Adrian Walter
London-based sound design & audio post-production facility Fitzrovia Post have made a new addition to their team, appointing Adrian Walter as new Senior Dubbing Mixer and Supervisor of Animation Productions.
26 May 2021
New animation awards scheme launched to develop young UK animation talent
ACCESS: VFX has launched the Young Animator of the Year UK (YAY UK) club and awards to help discover, nurture and celebrate all the amazing young animators across the UK.
25 May 2021
BlueBolt strengthen team with promotion of Lucy Tait to Finance Director
The award-winning visual effects studio BlueBolt has announced the internal promotion of Lucy Tait, to the position of Finance Director.
24 May 2021
Elstree Studios Expansion gets underway
Hertsmere has taken one step closer towards cementing its reputation as the ‘British Hollywood’ as construction work on the expansion of Elstree Studios got underway this week.
20 May 2021
FREEFOLK STRENGTHEN LONGFORM OFFERING WITH CREATION OF ‘FREEFOLK FILM & EPISODIC’
The Soho-based visual effects studio Freefolk is expanding its reach with a plethora of promotions, new hires, and the launch of a new structure.
TWICKENHAM FILM STUDIOS EXPAND TEAM WITH LAURENCE MCCORMACK AS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
The growing film studios have further expanded their team by hiring a new Director of Operations, Laurence McCormack, who joins from Warner Brothers Leavesden.
19 May 2021
Erika Burton joins DNEG as EVP, VFX – Global Head of Studios
Visual effects and animation company DNEG has announced the appointment of Erika Burton as Executive Vice President, VFX - Global Head of Studios.
One of Us opens new Paris VFX Studio
Visual effects studio One of Us set for expansion with a new office based in Paris.
18 May 2021
Union Build Guantanamo for The Mauritanian
Union VFX transforms South African set builds into Guantánamo base, for The Mauritanian, the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's fight for freedom after imprisonment by the U.S. Government.
Framestore use deep fake technology in campaign for Kiyan Prince Foundation
Visual effects powerhouse Framestore has collaborated with marketing agency ENGINE Creative to help raise awareness of knife crime in a campaign using VR.