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Covid-19 support for business misses post-production & VFX

19 March 2020

The recently-announced package of state-backed loans of at least £330bn for businesses does not include post-production and Visual Effects (VFX) companies. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has revealed an unprecedented package of support for business at risk from the Covid-19 crisis,  including a 12-month business rates holidays for all companies in the retail, hospitality and […]

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Supporting the industry amid the impact of COVID-19

UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK are working to support businesses in our represented sectors in the screen industry affected by COVID-19 coronavirus. The UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK team are working remotely and avoiding any non-essential travel. Therefore, any external meetings will be conducted via phone or online. Please be assured […]

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UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK statement on the impact of Covid-19

17 March 2020

The global film and TV industries are entering an unprecedented period of extreme difficulty. The spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus has closed borders, restricted air travel and prevented large gatherings. Cinemas are closing and film releases are being pushed back. Festivals, exhibitions and programme markets have been cancelled. More worryingly, productions are being delayed, halted […]

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Elstree Studios’ response to COVID-19/ novel coronavirus

16 March 2020

Film and Television Studio Elstree Studios has released a statement on their status concerning their response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Elstree Studios are currently monitoring daily the Government instructions and guidelines concerning Health and Safety and the Coronavirus/ COVID-19. However, the management of the Studios in any event have decided to stop the Elstree Studios […]

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MPTS Connect Virtual Event

5 May 2021

Each year at the Media Production & Technology Show, MPTS begin the live content stream on every theatre with industry overviews from panels featuring the leaders and executives across the broadcast and media industries. These are known as ‘State of the Nation’ sessions. As they are unable to run live this year, MPTS are bringing […]

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Kong Studios ‘Rethink the Future’ in BBC Ideas animation

27 April 2021

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’. Kong Studio was tasked with creating an eye-catching animation to showcase wood as a sustainable building material. This includes the use of super-strength cross-laminated […]

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£7 million Global Screen Fund launched to provide grants for Film & TV

23 April 2021

The Independent film-focused fund aims to support a range of screen content including animation, documentary, television and interactive narrative games. Today, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and have announced the launch of a £7 million UK Global Screen Fund, championed by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, and developed in partnership with the […]

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SFS ‘HERE FOR YOU’ initiative boosts SCOTTISH SCREEN INDUSTRY

20 April 2021

A Scotland-based crew shot, edited, and released a film during the pandemic with an entirely donated creative and technical crew, for ‘HERE FOR YOU‘ initiative led by SFS, supported by Film Producer Iain Smith, Association of Film and Television Practitioners Scotland (AFTPS), Film Bang, Crew Network, and more. A Scottish film crew have released a […]

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Salamandra.uk founder wins Best Business Women Award

23 March 2021

The UK Best Business Women Awards have announced their winners for 2020, delayed due to Covid19, at an online gala final. Businesswoman Christine MacKay from salamandra.uk wins Gold for Best Business Woman in Business Services and Silver for Best Boss in this prestigious competition which seeks to find the very best female business talent from […]

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Spotlight On… Factory Animation: At the Forefront of the Animation Revival

10 March 2021

This month, UK Screen Alliance catches up with Alan Smart, Chief Operating Officer, of animation studio Factory. The interview delves into Factory’s 10 years of impressive award-winning work, views on the impact of the pandemic on the landscape of 2D and 3D animation, and what they have lined up in future. Factory is a BAFTA-winning, […]

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