31 January 2018
Record-Breaking Year for International Film and TV Production in the UK
• £1.69 billion UK spend from inward investment feature films, including Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, Aladdin and Outlaw King • £684 million inward investment spend from high-end TV, including Game Of Thrones, Outlander and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
30 January 2018
Oscar and Bafta Nominations for Baby Driver
Molinare Sound Designer Jeremy Price’s work on the feature film Baby Driver has been nominated for an Academy Award. Jeremy served as Sound Effects Editor on the film which is up for three Oscars including Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.
Cinelab London installs DFT 4K HDR Scanity
Cinelab London has just completed the installation of a new DFT Scanity 4K HDR scanner, alongside a 300TB Pixit Media Pixstor SAN, which creates a high-tech, unmatched, capability in film scanning for new and archive film projects.
Cinesite Studios secure $70 million finance
Cinesite Studios have announced it has completed a long-term financial plan with Pemberton, which has agreed an initial funding of $40m to cover the group’s capital requirements including some acquisition finance.
26 January 2018
Framestore picks up double nomination in Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards
Creative studio contends Oscar with Blade Runner 2049 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Freefolk set to complete first TV VFX project in work on The Alienist
Visual effects specialist takes leap into VFX for TV.
24 January 2018
Clear Cut Pictures bolsters Post Producing team
Clear Cut Pictures is delighted to announce not one, but two, new additions to their Post Producing team, bringing on board Megan Rutty as a Post Production Producer and Laura Dodd Wild as a Junior Post Producer.
23 January 2018
VFX Supervisor Stephane Paris oversees a full CG train crash, extensive environments and digital doubles for The Commuter
Cinesite has completed more than 800 shots for StudioCanal and Lionsgate’s The Commuter, which is in theatres now.
22 January 2018
Spotlight on…Elstree Studios: Heritage with its eye on the future
In its 90 year history, Elstree has been the studio of choice for many legendary producers and directors from Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick to Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper, Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn.
17 January 2018
Recreating history for Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pan), is set during the crucial early days of Winston Churchill’s first term as Prime Minister. The film depicts the simultaneous action in the halls of power on both sides of the Channel, as Britain’s armed forces looked destined for defeat in May 1940.
10 January 2018
Gorilla invests £1m in Cardiff Bay expansion
Welsh post house consolidates its facilities into a single building in £1m expansion.
4 January 2018
Tom Avison and Harriet Colson Join Molinare’s Sales Team
Molinare has expanded its sales team by hiring two new members.
14 June 2017
Why VFX shouldn’t be taxed for employing global talent
The proposal in the Conservative manifesto to double the Immigration Skills Charge to £2000 per year for non-EU workers raised deep concerns amongst the VFX community which employs a significant proportion of overseas talent.
31 March 2016
Will the Apprenticeship Levy work for the Film & TV Services Sector?
UK Screen's CEO, Neil Hatton looks at the opportunities and problems posed for our sector by the government's proposed Apprenticeship Levy.
22 April 2014
A Studio for Scotland – It’s got to be Gartcosh by Mike Kelt
As the EKOS report on the proposed new film and drama space reports ‘a clear and present opportunity’ Mike Kelt, CEO of Artem and UK Screen Director, sums up progress to date and asks if politics and commercial wrangling over location will further delay this essential development.