1 October 2021
Spotlight On… Cinelab Film & Digital: Rebranding, Expanding and Leading the Way for Synergies
This month we interviewed Adrian Bull, CEO of Cinelab Film & Digital, the UK's only full-service Film Laboratory and Digital Dailies Facility.
21 September 2021
Framestore Announces Three Key Promotions in its Immersive Team
Multi-award winning creative studio Framestore is pleased to announce that Eugénie von Tunzelmann has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of VFX, Attractions whilst Lauren Anderson and Maximilian McNair McEwan join Heather Kinal as Executive Producers. This trio of promotions is a move to solidify a team of specialist experience within the Attractions offering at Framestore and set the stage for the department's growth.
20 September 2021
Britain Has the Best Creative Talent
Government celebrates success of UK creative industries with new export help announcements.
10 September 2021
MPC Episodic and Mikros VFX Join Forces
World-leading visual effects houses MPC and Mikros are pleased to announce an alliance of their episodic and film divisions. Mikros, a French company, with over 35 years in the visual effects industry, has been a Technicolor brand since 2015. The combined studios will operate under the MPC Episodic brand and will continue to offer PreProduction and VFX services to the French features and episodic market, and beyond.
7 September 2021
Envy has completed post-production on Netflix dating series Too Hot To Handle
Envy has completed post-production on Netflix dating series Too Hot To Handle, a dating show where gorgeous singles meet and mingle on the shores of paradise. But there’s a twist. To win a $100,000 grand prize, they’ll have to give up sex.
1 September 2021
Twickenham Film Studios continues to welcome more innovation talent hiring Jack Watts as Head of Technology & Standards
Twickenham Film Studios continues with its expansion, growing the most talented, creative and innovation focused Film & TV team in the UK; with MD Cara Sheppard welcoming her most recent big name hire welcoming Jack Watts as TFS Head of Technology & Standards.
26 August 2021
Foundry renews commitment to the ACCESS: VFX mentoring programme at 2-year milestone
Foundry, the leading developer of creative software for the media and entertainment industries, today celebrates supporting over 900 mentees to VFX industry mentors as part of its two-year collaboration with the ACCESS:VFX mentorship programme for young people in the creative industries.
24 August 2021
Darren Rae Joins Cinelab as Head of Colour
Rae is one of the entertainment industry's most highly regarded Colourists, having spent over 25+ years regularly collaborating with the world's leading Directors and Cinematographers.
28 July 2021
Twickenham Film Studios welcomes the latest key hire with Cherri Arpino joining as the new Head of Production fresh from Universal Studios
Twickenham Film Studios continues to add to the world leading team of talent as part of the new era rebrand changes and are thrilled to welcome Cherri Arpino as their new Head of Production.
20 July 2021
Framestore is proud to be nominated for its VFX work on The Crown and Lovecraft Country at this year’s Emmys
Lovecraft Country (HBO/Monkeypaw Productions) was nominated for the Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie category, while The Crown is up for the Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode award.
5 July 2021
Freefolk Announces Return of Futurefolk Internship Scheme
The Soho-based visual effects studio's own talent-seeking initiative is back for its fourth year running.
29 June 2021
BFI SHORT FORM ANIMATION FUND 2021 OPENS APPLICATIONS
Awarding up to £120,000 each for bold and ambitious projects, the fund includes up to £50,000 each for two immersive projects, in partnership with StoryFutures Academy.
28 June 2021
BFI launches new screen industry skills review for UK pipelines
The UK-wide review in close collaboration with industry aims to tackle the barriers for future growth and competitiveness for emerging and current skills in production & virtual production of HETV and film.
22 June 2021
Freefolk bring robots to life for new Skoda campaign
Freefolk used their award-winning VFX and post-production mastery to bring robotic characters to life for Skoda’s Purrs electric, Grrrs attitude UK TV spot, to showcase the brand's new all-electric Enyaq iV SUV.
Salamandra.uk Share an SME’s Journey to Success
This year animation company salamandra.uk is celebrating 7 years of success, with an expanding team and a look back at their biggest achievements.
15 June 2021
ANNECY PANEL SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON UK ANIMATION INDUSTRY
Animation UK, BFC, BFI, Lupus Films, Jellyfish Pictures, Sixteen South, Wild Child Animation and Film London discuss resilience, landscape, and new funding opportunities for UK animation at the virtual edition of the international film festival Annecy.
Freefolk Film & Episodic provide Skillful VFX for ‘Pennyworth’ Season 2
The visual effects team provided over 300 shots for the second series of crime drama Pennyworth, lead by Steve Murgatroyd, Freefolk VFX Supervisor and Meg Guidon, VFX Executive Producer.
14 June 2021
LOCKSMITH ANIMATION’S FEATURE FILM ‘THAT CHRISTMAS’ TO BE SIMON OTTO’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Renowned Head of Character Animation on How to Train Your Dragon Film Series To Direct Feature Based on Christmas Children’s Book Series by Writer/Director Richard Curtis.
9 June 2021
CINESITE NAMES ANTONY BLUFF EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AT LONDON STUDIO
Anthony Bluff will be based in Cinesite London, working across the service studio’s US and international film, TV and SVOD production clients.