5 June 2020
SPOTLIGHT ON…Digital Orchard: Continuing to grow in community and capability
For this month’s Spotlight feature, Callum Just, Founder and Company Director of Digital Orchard, talks to UK Screen Alliance about how Digital Orchard began, their latest expansion, and what milestones they've had over the last nine years.
4 June 2020
Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards & British Academy Television Craft Awards nominations revealed
The nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards 2020 have been announced.
1 June 2020
Elstree Studios re-starts production recommending implementation of Industry guidelines
Elstree Studios is undertaking it's first production this week since the lock-down commenced almost three months ago, adhering to guidelines in place to protect the safety of staff and clients.
UK Screen Alliance launch Guidance for COVID-19 Safe Working in VFX and Post-Production
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 their employees, contractors, and clients.
Government and Industry green-light the BFC Production Guidance for Film and High-End TV Drama
Guidance intended as advisory not mandatory, and scalable, with producers encouraged to apply the guidance according to each project’s specific needs, kick-starting UK screen sector’s recovery.
29 May 2020
BAFTA confirms new dates and hosts for Television Awards 2020
British Academy Television Craft Awards will be streamed online on Friday 17 July, hosted by Stephen Mangan, and the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards on Friday 31 July by Richard Ayoade.
27 May 2020
Jellyfish Pictures expands virtual studio to grow global talent pool
The move is the company’s next stage of development after opening a large virtual VFX and animation studio at the end of 2019.
22 May 2020
KELEBEK MEDIA DEVELOPS ISADORA MOON SERIES BASED ON GLOBAL HIT BOOKS
Option secured by the independent production house Kelebek Media to create a 2D animated series featuring Harriet Muncaster’s beloved characters.
18 May 2020
FILM AND TV CHARITY STEPS UP MENTAL HEALTH ACTION PLAN for the industry
The online community providing mental health support has been launched as the Film and TV Charity set about enhancing mental health plan for the industry amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Framestore is the VFX master builder for latest LEGO commercial
The LEGO Agency, director David Mellor and production company HighlyUnlikely partnered with Framestore to provide a host of full-throttle VFX for its latest commercial ‘Drive What You Love’.
15 May 2020
Clear Cut Group delivers remote voice over to picture solution
Clear Cut announce the delivery of Remote Voice Over to Picture services, offering clients the opportunity to record 'to picture' from the safety of their own home with an accredited microphone and creative oversight of the recording.
14 May 2020
Spotlight On…Locksmith Animation: 250 crew working from home to produce their first feature
This month our spotlight is on Locksmith Animation as we're talking to Sarah Smith, co-founder of the acclaimed Locksmith Animation studio, the UK’s premiere high-end CG feature animation studio who use their craft to tell unique, original stories, that delight and entertain.
Union Grow CG Cannabis for The Gentlemen
Union VFX provided invisible visual effects work in Guy Ritchie's action-filled crime comedy film, The Gentlemen starring Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant.
13 May 2020
Animation UK supports “See Yourself On Screen” campaign
BFI launches ‘See Yourself on Screen Challenge’, calling on 4-18 year olds to make their own mini-TV show whilst in lock-down.
Screen Industry begins work on recovery plan for Film and TV
Consultations on draft production and post-production protocols have commenced to ensure film and high-end TV production can restart as soon as it is safe to do so.
6 May 2020
Moonraker VFX x-rays the earth in 3D for new Nat Geo series
New seismic data used to create 3D imagery that ‘visualises the impossible’.
28 April 2020
Digital Orchard hire Charlie Noble in-house to lead post services
Digital Orchard bring experienced DIT and workflow supervisor Charlie Noble in-house to lead its post services
21 April 2020
Cinelab London Install Second DFT HDR Scanity
The new scanner answers growing demand from (major studio productions) and those requiring archive and restoration services.
20 April 2020
Elstree Studios used for Emergency Ward Installation Vehicles
The film studios is providing a secure holding area for emergency ward installation vehicles responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.