10 March 2021
Spotlight On… Factory Animation: At the Forefront of the Animation Revival
This month, UK Screen Alliance catches up with Alan Smart, Chief Operating Officer, of animation studio Factory. The interview delves into Factory's 10 years of impressive award-winning work, views on the impact of the pandemic on the landscape of 2D and 3D animation, and what they have lined up in future.
9 March 2021
Twickenham Film Studios hire new Director of Technology & Engineering
Twickenham Film Studios expansion continues with the hire of Tomasz Witkowski as the new Director of Technology & Engineering.
Protecting EU employees in Post-Brexit world for UK post, VFX, and animation
Fragomen - the world's largest immigration law firm have provided UK Screen Alliance with a blog post of their advice and insight into the implications of a post-Brexit world for EU workers in the screen industries.
Nominations announced: EE British Academy Film Awards in 2021
BAFTA has announced the nominations for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, with Mulan, Tenet, and The Midnight Sky among the special visual effects category nominees.
8 March 2021
CAKE ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES
Ed Galton to take on CEO role as part of restructure of senior team as Tom van Waveren steps down after 15 years.
COFFEE & TV PROMOTES LEONIE MORETON TO MANAGING DIRECTOR
Leonie Moreton’s promotion follows Coffee & TV’s recent announcement about four new artists joining the studio’s Animation Director roster and the VFX, CGI, and Motion Design departments.
3 March 2021
Vine FX Expands During Pandemic To Offer Innovative VFX for AMC’s ‘Soulmates’
The Cambridge based studio delivered 500 shots for the anthology series despite the imposition of lockdown restrictions.
26 February 2021
DNEG Feature Animation bolsters senior creative team with two new appointments
Animation studio appoints Archie Donato as VFX Supervisor and Ted Ty as Global Head of Character Animation.
25 February 2021
COFFEE & TV WELCOMES RAFT OF NEW TALENT
The independent visual content studio specialising in creative VFX, animation, design and colour grading, has added new VFX supervisor, CG supervisor, Senior Artist, and Lead Houdini Artist to their team.
24 February 2021
Spotlight On… Cheat Studios: Cutting no corners on enhanced capability and client satisfaction
This month UK Screen Alliance talks to Toby Tomkins, Director and founder of the expanding London based post production studio, covering their bolstered remote working capabilities and changing business models in the UK VFX industry.
23 February 2021
DNEG to develop first animated adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”
New adaptation to be helmed by Academy Award winner William Joyce, with writer Brian Selznick and DNEG Feature Animation.
22 February 2021
Freefolk’s VFX and Grade bring beastly snacks to life for McCoys
Soho based post production and visual effects studio Freefolk create deliciously vibrant visuals for 'Don't deny the beast', the latest campaign for McCoy's crisps.
18 February 2021
Artem provide high-flying props and VFX elements for thriller Horizon Line
The SFX company created large scenic props and transformed the Artem backlot for their biggest backlot shoot to date.
Post production Studio Cheat unveils fresh rebrand and new global roster
The London post production studio Cheat has revealed their new rebrand, and addition of remote global roster.
17 February 2021
CAKE and Fresh TV to Bring Back Animated Reality Series, Total Drama Island for Cartoon Network and HBO Max
The leading kids’ entertainment specialist and award-winning Canadian producer announced two new seasons of the hit animated reality show.
16 February 2021
One of Us reveal intimate details of VFX work on ‘Bridgerton’
The award-winning visual effects studio provided work for the TV series adaptation of Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, created by Chris Van Dusen.
DNEG AND XR ENTERTAINMENT STUDIO DIMENSION ANNOUNCE VIRTUAL PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP
Deal gives filmmakers access to revolutionary volumetric production studios and industry-leading virtual content creation for feature film, episodic and animation projects.
Escape Studios, ScreenSkills and Epic Games partner to help retrain UK film and High-end TV production
The UK screen industry skills and training bodies are working with Epic Games to create a series of free online workshops for freelancers and furloughed film and HETV workers.
15 February 2021
OUTPOST SECURE PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT, APPOINTS NEW CHAIR ROBIN SHENFIELD
Visual effects studio Outpost VFX has secured a multi-million-pound investment from funds managed by YFM Equity Partners (YFM), and appointed Robin Shenfield as new Chair of the board.