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Are Post-production, VFX and Animation Open for Business?

30 March 2020

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. Whilst filming has virtually ground to a halt as a result of Covid-19, most post-production, VFX and CG […]


Free Global Reach Foreign Exchange health-check

Although remaining isolated and healthy is everyone’s top priority, the show (or in this case, business) must go on (where possible). Covid-19 has created huge amount of volatility in currency markets, presenting a number of significant risks and hurdles for the film and TV industry for those buying USD and EUR but also unprecedented opportunities […]


Creative Industries Trade bodies call for Income fund for freelancers

23 March 2020

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. UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK has joined together with a number of key trade bodies and unions to call on the Chancellor […]



19 March 2020

If your small-or medium-sized business in England is facing cash flow issues as a result of COVID-19, please read the following information:   • A new temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, delivered by the British Business Bank, will launch at the start of next week to support businesses to access bank lending and overdrafts.   • […]


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. The Home Secretary has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to conduct another review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) less than 12 months since the last review was […]


POSTPONED – Creative Nation 2020

21 February 2020

Immerse yourself in creativity and culture with Creative Nation 2020 – the inaugural event bringing the creative industries together, brought to you by the Creative Industries Federation and Creative England. Set against the new political backdrop, the next phase in the Brexit process and the dawning of a new decade, this unique one-day experience will […]


Children’s Media Conference 2020/The Children’s Media Community

12 December 2019

The 2020 Children’s Media Conference has become ‘The Children’s Media Community’, with the updated theme of ‘Still Here Right Now’, running regular online content leading up to a virtual conference in July. The Children’s Media Conference (CMC), now in its 17th year, is temporarily becoming ‘The Children’s Media Community’ for 2020 in response to the cancellation […]


ALTERED – Sheffield Doc Fest

10 December 2019

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading festival celebrating the art and business of documentary and non-fiction storytelling across all forms. Each year the festival welcomes over 25,000 festival goers, including around 3,500 industry delegates from 55 countries. Doc/Fest is a creative space for discovery, debate, collaboration and inspiration. We champion and push forward new talent, […]


CANCELLED – D&AD Festival 2020

The festival runs alongside D&AD’s awards programme, with three days of keynotes, fireside chats, workshops and masterclasses from the world of advertising, art, design, fashion, film, and much more. D&AD statement on Festival 2020 “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, D&AD Festival will not take place this year. We will be in touch with […]


CANCELLED – The VFX Festival 2020

13 November 2019

The VFX Festival, hosted by Escape Studios, is an annual celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. It’s an event for emerging talent to explore the creative industries; it’s also an opportunity for creative professionals to share their insights on award-winning productions. In 2020, the festival will focus on discovering and developing new […]


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