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'.
ONE OF US CREATE ENCHANTING VFX FOR MATTEO GARRONE’S PINOCCHIO
Soho VFX studio One Of Us announce their involvement in Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio, ahead of its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
28 February 2020
CHEAT enriches Netflix series ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ with authentic ‘90s colour
The all-American coming-of-age Netflix comedy series from the producers of 'The End of the F**king World' and 'Stranger Things' was released on the 26th of February.
26 February 2020
Jellyfish Pictures Expands Northern Presence with New Studio in Sheffield
New studio opens following the ongoing development of Northern team having outgrown previous location after nine months.
19 February 2020
SHAUN THE SHEEP RETURNS WITH A NEW SERIES ON NETFLIX
Aardman has announced that Shaun and the Flock will return for a brand new series causing more mayhem in 20 x 7’ new episodes, Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom.
UK Screen Alliance responds to new Points-based Immigration System
This morning (19/02/2020) the UK Government has published a policy statement on its proposed Point’s Based Immigration system for skilled workers to be introduced by January 1st 2021.
BLUEBOLT bring the drama with VFX FOR SKY’S COBRA
The Soho-based VFX studio BlueBolt was sole visual effects vendor for the new Sky original production, COBRA.
18 February 2020
Film, TV and cinema industries take action as major study reveals ‘mental health crisis’ in the workforce
Almost 87% of people in working in the UK’s film, TV and cinema industries have experienced a mental health problem, according to a major study commissioned.
17 February 2020
CINESITE LISTED IN THE SUNDAY TIMES HSBC INTERNATIONAL TRACK 200
The VFX & feature animation studio has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
13 February 2020
The Animated Women UK’s ‘Helen North Achieve Programme 2020’ Now Open for Entries
Following another successful programme in 2019, AWUK launches The Helen North Achieve Programme for a fourth year to continue to provide targeted career development to women across the VFX and animation industries.
12 February 2020
Creative industry tax reliefs in the UK boost Oscars® winners
One of the night’s biggest winners, 1917, benefitted from creative industry tax reliefs thanks to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
10 February 2020
Rise Launches 2020 Mentoring Programme
Now in its third year, the award-winning mentoring programme is seeking applications for mentees in a variety of broadcasting roles.
MPC Film wins Visual Effects Oscar for work on Sam Mendes’ 1917
Technicolor’s MPC has won the Oscar® for Visual Effects on 1917 at the 92nd Academy Awards.
6 February 2020
AARDMAN ANNOUNCES NEW SHAUN THE SHEEP SEASONAL SPECIAL FOR 2021
Aardman has today announced a Shaun the Sheep seasonal special, which will premiere on BBC One in the UK, and Netflix in the US, Latin America, Spain, CIS, and Greece in late 2021.
Lupus Films to help bring Brambly Hedge tales to TV
Film and television series animation company Lupus Films is joining forces with Rockpool Licensing to bring Brambly Hedge series to a new audience.
5 February 2020
FRIENDS ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF ARTIST AND DIRECTOR GREG BARTH
The full-service animation company (part of Electric Theatre Collective) welcomed the UK-based artist and director to the team.
Spotlight On…Union VFX: Boundless ambition and bold independence for over a decade
In our first Spotlight feature of 2020, Lucy Cooper, Managing Director of the London-based visual effects company Union VFX chats with UK Screen Alliance about the greatest successes of the company, and developing landscape of the industry as we move into a new decade.
4 February 2020
MPC Launches New VFX Division for Streaming and Episodic Content
Technicolor’s MPC announces the official launch of its new episodic visual effects division.