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BFI AND THE FILM AND TV CHARITY SET UP COVID-19 RELIEF FUND WITH £1M NETFLIX DONATION

24 March 2020

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have set up a new COVID-19 emergency relief fund for the Film and TV industry with a £1M donation made by Netflix. The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support […]

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Wiggin LLP advice on COVID-19 for companies in Film & TV

20 March 2020

The law firm focusing exclusively on media, technology and intellectual property, has advice to offer clients on the employment law implications of COVID-19, and points of notice for Film and TV businesses. There’s no escaping from the fact that the recent change to the government guidance on self-isolation and social distancing will create significant challenges […]

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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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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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Back to Action Not a Moment Too Soon

21 April 2022

The Media Production and Technology Show returns on 11-12 May, at London, Olympia after a two year pandemic induced hiatus. The event resumes service with a bumper and free conference programme and larger than ever technology showcase delivering face to face insight into the key trends impacting production and post.  Opening the show is BAFTA […]

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A Spotlight On… DNEG: Real Time Technology, Upcoming Projects and Going Public

31 January 2022

This month we interviewed Chris Burn, General Manager at DNEG. We discussed advancements in technology, how they adapted during the pandemic and find out more about DNEG becoming a publicly traded company. DNEG has a long history of delivering some of the world’s biggest VFX shows. We asked general manager, Chris Burn, to tell us a […]

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UK Animation industry sees huge boost in film production

13 December 2021

TODAY (13th Dec 2021) , the BFI has released vital new research in it’s Screen Business Report demonstrating the positive impact of tax relief on output across the screen industries. The Animation Tax Relief was introduced thanks to the successful campaign led by Animation UK in 2013. Since then, production spend figures related to tax […]

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ENVY Post Production Expands Facility With Additional 30 Edit Suites

3 December 2021

ENVY has invested ¾ of a million in its future growth by adding an additional 30 rooms to their Holden House premises. An increase in demand for more rooms and winning some big projects spurred ENVY’s expansion. Although hybrid work approach is popular there is still a huge demand for physical facilities. The recent announcement […]

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Kong Studio Create ‘State of the Borough’ Animation for Waltham Forest Council

1 December 2021

Kong Studio produces animation for Waltham Forest council explaining their information rich ‘State of the Borough’ report. The animation, designed by illustrator Natasha Pollack, includes the voices of local residents in the charming and accessible explainer animation. In late 2020, Waltham Forest council wanted to find out about existing inequalities in the borough. Although Covid […]

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