14 April 2020
Post-production apprenticeship launches despite Covid-19
Not even a global pandemic has stopped post-production employers from opening a much-needed apprenticeship scheme.
8 April 2020
Film and TV Charity Covid-19 fund applications open
The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund, in partnership with BFI, is now live, providing one-off grants from £500 to £2,500 to people behind the scenes in UK film, TV and cinema who have been hardest hit by COVID-19.
7 April 2020
EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL GOES DIGITAL FOR 2020
The Edinburgh TV Festival, set to be re-imagined online for 2020, announces a series of initiatives to support and connect the TV industry amidst the covid-19 pandemic.
3 April 2020
Freefolk’s Explosive VFX For ITV & Britain’s Got Talent
Freefolk, Soho based post production studio have brought razzle dazzle to ITV’s film to launch the return of their flagship show, Britain's Got Talent.
30 March 2020
Are Post-production, VFX and Animation Open for Business?
Neil Hatton, CEO of UK Screen Alliance, the trade body for post, VFX and animation, encourages producers and commissioners to keep the work flowing as companies innovate to be safely open for business during the Covid-19 outbreak.
24 March 2020
BFI AND THE FILM AND TV CHARITY SET UP COVID-19 RELIEF FUND WITH £1M NETFLIX DONATION
The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support the creative community, which like many industries, has been devastated by the pandemic.
23 March 2020
Freefolk Announces Return of Futurefolk Internship Scheme
This will be the VFX studio's third annual talent seeking initiative.
Creative Industries Trade bodies call for Income fund for freelancers
UK Screen Alliance is one of the 34 key trade body signatories who have joined together in an open letter to the Chancellor, calling for help for the freelancer workforce.
20 March 2020
Wiggin LLP advice on COVID-19 for companies in Film & TV
The law firm focusing exclusively on media, technology and intellectual property, has advice to offer clients on the employment law implications of COVID-19, and points of notice for Film and TV businesses.
19 March 2020
Covid-19 support for business misses post-production & VFX
The recently-announced package of state-backed loans of at least £330bn for businesses does not include post-production and Visual Effects (VFX) companies.
Home Office orders yet another review of the Shortage Occupation List
In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the Home Office picks its moment to quietly announce its fourth consultation on immigration in less than 2 years
18 March 2020
2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY PROGRAMME AWARDS
The winners were revealed by writer and comedian Paul Merton and were streamed live to nominees and viewers at home, via the RTS website.
Timeline provides full post-production on two BBC Sport Relief documentaries
Timeline Television North in MediaCityUK provided BBC Sport with full post-production on both the Greg James’ Sport Relief Heroes and 2020: Gareth Thomas’s Tour de Trophy documentaries.
17 March 2020
UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK statement on the impact of Covid-19
Our sector will be seriously affected by the almost total sudden stop of global film and TV production. It will need Government support to get through the coming months and a jump-start once the difficulties are over. We were the fastest growing sector after the 2008 crash, so there's every reason we can do that again once the current crisis passes.
16 March 2020
Elstree Studios’ response to COVID-19/ novel coronavirus
Film and Television Studio Elstree Studios has released a statement on their status concerning their response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
13 March 2020
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 BRITISH ANIMATION AWARDS
Lupus Films, Blue-Zoo, and Magic Light Pictures were among the prestigious winners of this year's awards, as well as Aardman Animations who took home four awards on the night.
11 March 2020
Rise to Support Women around the World with Global Expansion
The membership organisation for gender diversity in the broadcast technology sector is expanding to North American and APAC regions, with the appointment of new board members.
4 March 2020
Spotlight On… Mackinnon and Saunders: Master craftspeople pulling the strings behind high-profile productions
In this month's Spotlight feature, UK Screen Alliance talks to Ian Mackinnon, co-founder of the widely-acclaimed Mackinnon and Saunders, specialists in Character design, puppet build and animation production for television, features and commercials.
2 March 2020
Freefolk’s Seamless VFX For New Aldi Campaign
The visual effects team at Freefolk provided exquisite scenes for Aldi's new Ad Campaign, ‘You Might Like'.