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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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Spotlight On… Cinelab Film & Digital: Rebranding, Expanding and Leading the Way for Synergies

1 October 2021

This month we interviewed Adrian Bull, CEO of Cinelab Film & Digital, the UK’s only full-service Film Laboratory and Digital Dailies Facility. In the past month, the company has rebranded, doubled in terms of staff and launched bespoke digital services alongside its film services. This new venture creates the only UK Company to offer film […]

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Freefolk Announces Return of Futurefolk Internship Scheme

5 July 2021

The Soho-based visual effects studio’s own talent-seeking initiative is back for its fourth year running. Soho-based VFX studio Freefolk has launched the fourth annual Futurefolk competition, their initiative to nurture, inspire and kick-start the careers of the next generation of VFX talent. An ever-increasing demand for VFX in film, TV and commercials has created a […]

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Salamandra.uk Share an SME’s Journey to Success

22 June 2021

This year animation company salamandra.uk is celebrating 7 years of success, with an expanding team and a look back at their biggest achievements. Animation studio CEO, Christine MacKay, reveals the secret to surviving difficult times is to focus on staying agile and flexible whilst on your business journey. Now in their 7th year, salamandra.uk is […]

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Freefolk Film & Episodic provide Skillful VFX for ‘Pennyworth’ Season 2

15 June 2021

The visual effects team provided over 300 shots for the second series of crime drama Pennyworth, lead by Steve Murgatroyd, Freefolk VFX Supervisor and Meg Guidon, VFX Executive Producer. Freefolk Film & Episodic have announced their VFX work of over 300 shots on the second series of Pennyworth, a ten-part episodic crime drama produced by […]

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AMAZON PRIME VIDEO UK HELPS FUND POST PRODUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS

1 June 2021

Apprentice post production operators start training as part of a UK Screen Alliance programme with the support of Amazon Prime Video UK. 13 new apprentices will start training as post-production technical operators as part of a UK Screen Alliance apprentices programme made possible with the support of Amazon Prime Video UK. Over the next 12 […]

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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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