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.
27 April 2021
Kong Studios ‘Rethink the Future’ in BBC Ideas animation
Animation studio Kong was commissioned by BBC Ideas to create an animated episode focused on the positive benefits of using wood in construction for a new iPlayer series ‘Rethink the Future’.
26 April 2021
DNEG take home sixth Oscar win with ‘TENET’
On 26 April 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles and saw a plethora of film industry talent awarded for their excellence in front of and behind the camera, including VFX company DNEG receiving their sixth Academy Award in the last seven years for visual effects leader.
23 April 2021
£7 million Global Screen Fund launched to provide grants for Film & TV
The Independent film-focused fund aims to support a range of screen content including animation, documentary, television and interactive narrative games.
Spotlight On…Outpost VFX: Revitalised and ready to expand minds and locations
This month, UK Screen Alliance interview Duncan McWilliam, Founder and CEO of Outpost VFX, an internationally renowned effects studio born in Bournemouth, working across high-end TV and Film offering the ‘full gamut’ of services from concept art to on-set supervision.
22 April 2021
Tinmouse shines a light on ‘Preventing Plastic Pollution’ in animation campaign for The Rivers Trust
Animation studio partners with organisations from across France and England, to raise awareness on reducing the impacts of plastic pollution in the marine environment.
20 April 2021
SFS ‘HERE FOR YOU’ initiative boosts SCOTTISH SCREEN INDUSTRY
A Scotland-based crew shot, edited, and released a film with an entirely donated creative and technical crew, for ‘HERE FOR YOU' initiative led by SFS, supported by Film Producer Iain Smith.
ARTEM’S SPACE SIMULATOR CAPSULE TAKES FLIGHT FOR RAMADAN VIEWERS
The SFX and special-makes company deliver fast-turnaround large scale ‘Hop Drop’ prop and on-set effects for a popular celebrity prank show.
19 April 2021
Digital Orchard Celebrate 10 years with sustainability pledge
Digital Orchard is celebrating 10 Years by creating a new environmentally and socially responsible home for film & digital production, training and talent support in a beautiful countryside setting.
48th Annual Annie Award Winners Revealed
Pixar’s Soul scored seven top honours during the virtual 48th Annie Awards™, with Magic Light Pictures and Blue-Zoo Animation among the list of celebrated winners.