10 August 2020
DNEG teams up with Dimension for Virtual Production LED Stage test
DNEG has joined forces with Dimension Studio, Unreal Engine, ARRI, Mo-Sys, 80six, ROE, Brompton Technologies and Malcolm Ryan to explore the future of filmmaking, using LED stages and real-time engines for virtual production.
29 July 2020
Emmy nomination for Framestore’s work on HBO’s Watchmen
As HBO’s Watchmen becomes the most-nominated show in the 72nd Emmy Awards, Framestore gets a nod for its work on the episode ‘See How They Fly’ with VFX Supervisor Ahmed Gharraph on the ticket for Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
28 July 2020
Government unveil £500 million COVID insurance fund for film and TV
Government has announced a new £500 million scheme to kickstart film and television production struggling to secure insurance for Covid-related costs.
Entries Now Open for 2020 Rise Awards
Running for its second year, the awards recognise women who are stand-out performers, innovators and leaders in the global broadcast technology sector.
24 July 2020
Freefolk’s Fantastical VFX for Cursed
The award winning facility delivers 200 shots for Netflix, during lock-down.
9 July 2020
Sky Studios Elstree green-lit to start construction
Hertsmere Borough Council have given planning permission for the Legal and General development of major new studio complex, Sky Studios Elstree.
8 July 2020
Moonraker VFX secures Creative England Funding for global Immersive content
Moonraker VFX secures major funding from Creative England to produce original 3D content for global screens.
Spotlight On…Salon Rentals: Supplying and Supporting the Film & TV industry for over 50 years
For the July Spotlight feature, UK Screen Alliance hears from, Nick Long, Managing Director of the UK's longest established editing equipment rental company, Salon Rentals, and how they've gone from strength to strength heroically supporting the UK's post-production industry for over 5 decades.
HP, Intel and Movidiam Launch Online Programme to Inspire Next Generation of Creators
#PowerYourBreakthrough is a content series hosted by creative professionals working in animation, motion design, filmmaking, photography, graphic design, and illustration.
7 July 2020
ACAMAR FILMS EXPANDS TEAM TO STRENGTHEN KEY GLOBAL ROLES
With demand growing for Bing across the world, Acamar Films is facilitating its progress by creating a dedicated UK team and strengthening key global roles.
6 July 2020
Cheat launch new Free ‘Look Creation’ Service
Independent colour + finishing studio, Cheat have announced their free service which offers creatives a chance to develop a look to use on set or during an offline.
2 July 2020
Gorilla Group Strengthen commitment to sustainability with BAFTA albert
Wales’ leading post-production company strengthens commitment to sustainability during the pandemic
Framestore creates unique sequences for Libresse & Bodyform ‘#WombStories’ campaign film
Framestore partnered with advertising agency AMV BBDO, a part of the female-led team behind providing animation and live action VFX for the latest boundary-smashing campaign for Libresse & Bodyform.
1 July 2020
BFI ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SEE YOURSELF ON SCREEN CHALLENGE
Finalists received 1-to-1 virtual masterclasses from the likes of Konnie Huq, Reggie Yates, Jessica Hynes, Rob Delaney, BBC Children’s Cheryl Taylor, Harry Hill, Matthew Lewis, Amelia Dimoldenberg and Robert Popper.
26 June 2020
POST PRODUCTION INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO SOHO STREET RESTAURANTS PROPOSAL
UK Screen Alliance has issued a response to a plan for al-fresco dining in the streets of Soho, central London, which could result in disruption to the area’s prestigious VFX and post production facilities.
25 June 2020
Warner Bros. De Lane Lea Launches Alfred
Alfred is an innovative workflow platform giving clients complete control of their content anywhere, any time through a fully integrated, secure, cloud-based system.
24 June 2020
KELEBEK MEDIA ACQUIRES ALL RIGHTS TO ALEX T. SMITH’S HOW WINSTON DELIVERED CHRISTMAS
The independent production company has has optioned the rights to the much-loved book written and illustrated by award-winning Alex T. Smith, with Rob Minkoff attached as Director/Producer.
23 June 2020
AARDMAN REVEALS DETAILS ON CHICKEN RUN SEQUEL
Aardman reveal details on highly anticipated Chicken Run sequel – and This Time, They’re Breaking In!
22 June 2020
Annecy Announces the 21 Official 2020 Award Winners
Among the winners were Turtle Journey by Aardman Animation (in collaboration with Greenpeace), and The Tiger Who Came to Tea produced by Lupus Films.
17 June 2020
Creative industries projected to be hit twice as hard as wider economy by drop in revenue due to pandemic
New research from Oxford Economics projects a combined revenue drop of £74 billion for the UK’s creative industries in 2020 (£1.4 billion a week), with a GVA drop of £29 billion, and 406,0001 (1 in 5) creative jobs expected to be lost.