26 May 2021
New animation awards scheme launched to develop young UK animation talent
ACCESS: VFX has launched the Young Animator of the Year UK (YAY UK) club and awards to help discover, nurture and celebrate all the amazing young animators across the UK.
25 May 2021
BlueBolt strengthen team with promotion of Lucy Tait to Finance Director
The award-winning visual effects studio BlueBolt has announced the internal promotion of Lucy Tait, to the position of Finance Director.
24 May 2021
Elstree Studios Expansion gets underway
Hertsmere has taken one step closer towards cementing its reputation as the ‘British Hollywood’ as construction work on the expansion of Elstree Studios got underway this week.
20 May 2021
FREEFOLK STRENGTHEN LONGFORM OFFERING WITH CREATION OF ‘FREEFOLK FILM & EPISODIC’
The Soho-based visual effects studio Freefolk is expanding its reach with a plethora of promotions, new hires, and the launch of a new structure.
TWICKENHAM FILM STUDIOS EXPAND TEAM WITH LAURENCE MCCORMACK AS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
The growing film studios have further expanded their team by hiring a new Director of Operations, Laurence McCormack, who joins from Warner Brothers Leavesden.
19 May 2021
Erika Burton joins DNEG as EVP, VFX – Global Head of Studios
Visual effects and animation company DNEG has announced the appointment of Erika Burton as Executive Vice President, VFX - Global Head of Studios.
One of Us opens new Paris VFX Studio
Visual effects studio One of Us set for expansion with a new office based in Paris.
18 May 2021
Union Build Guantanamo for The Mauritanian
Union VFX transforms South African set builds into Guantánamo base, for The Mauritanian, the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's fight for freedom after imprisonment by the U.S. Government.
Framestore use deep fake technology in campaign for Kiyan Prince Foundation
Visual effects powerhouse Framestore has collaborated with marketing agency ENGINE Creative to help raise awareness of knife crime in a campaign using VR.
14 May 2021
UK Screen Alliance responds to concerns about Covid and edit suite ventilation
Screen industry advocacy and trade body UK Screen Alliance has issued a response to concerns about COVID-19 and edit suite ventilation in post-production facilities.
13 May 2021
Spotlight on… Blue Zoo Animation Studio: A menagerie of creativity, excellence, and integrity
This month we catch up with Tom Box, Managing Director and one of the co-founders of Blue Zoo, the multi-award-winning studio and animators of beloved shows Numberblocks and The Adventures of Paddington, and one of the founding member-companies of Animation UK.
12 May 2021
ELSTREE SCREEN ARTS ACADEMY UK CENTRE OF SCREEN EXCELLENCE LAUNCHES
The UK’s second Centre of Screen Excellence will be launched in Elstree & Borehamwood, focused on offering more opportunities and training to young people looking for careers in film and high-end TV.
11 May 2021
Riverdance family film animated by Cinesite to premiere on Sky
Animated family film Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, based on the stage phenomenon featuring Bill Whelan’s Grammy award-winning music, debut on Sky Cinema on 28 May.
7 May 2021
CAKE AND BUREAU OF MAGIC’S PARTNERSHIP TAKES FLIGHT WITH ‘DOG BIRD & ME’
The independent entertainment company is partnering with the studio to develop the picture books created by Abram Makowka into a preschool series.
5 May 2021
Twickenham Film Studios launch slick Rebrand
With a heritage of over 100 years TFS, operated by TIME + SPACE Studios, has revealed its new rebrand to signal a new era for the business.
3 May 2021
Envy provide intrepid post for ‘Extreme Iceland’
Acclaimed post-production company ENVY provided work on Extreme Iceland, produced by Insight TV, documenting explorer Mike Wilson's search to experience the ultimate extreme sports adventure, with his sights set on the perfect destination: Iceland.
30 April 2021
Union help uncover the true story of the Sutton Hoo excavation in The Dig
Union’s team delivered invisible effects to help tell the story of the most famous archaeological dig in modern British history – the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship at Sutton Hoo in 1939.
28 April 2021
Bluebolt creates Seamless VFX for The Irregulars
BlueBolt announces their involvement in the new Drama Republic supernatural crime series, The Irregulars, streaming on Netflix from March 26.
BAFTA Television Nominations Announced
The Virgin Media BAFTA ceremony takes place on Sunday 6 June on BBC One and BBC One HD, with the British Academy Television Craft Awards to be streamed online on 24th May.