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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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Nominations announced: EE British Academy Film Awards in 2021

9 March 2021

BAFTA has announced the nominations for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, with Mulan, Tenet, and The Midnight Sky among the special visual effects category nominees. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2021, celebrating the very best in film of […]

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Vine FX Expands During Pandemic To Offer Innovative VFX for AMC’s ‘Soulmates’

3 March 2021

The Cambridge-based VFX studio spent lockdown adjusting to new remote working environments and challenges during their first project of the year. 2020 has seen Vine FX succeed in growth during a time when many businesses have had to cut back, increasing their staffing by a third. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, post-production VFX has been one […]

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Creative Cities Convention

2 March 2021

A place for gaining insights, sharing views and helping to shape the future of production and distribution outside London. The Creative Cities Convention is a joint collaboration between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Pact, a real statement of intent at a time of great change for anyone working in the business of […]

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One of Us reveal intimate details of VFX work on ‘Bridgerton’

16 February 2021

The award-winning visual effects studio provided work for the TV series adaptation of Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, created by Chris Van Dusen. One of Us has revealed details of their work on the romantic, scandalous and quick-witted series set amid the beau monde of Regency London. The series, based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, follows […]

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BFI OFFICIAL 2020 STATISTICS REVEAL £2.84bn film and HETV production UK spend after months of suspended production

5 February 2021

Figures published by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit display the industry’s significant economic recovery despite the impact of the pandemic. UK animation TV production generated £61m spend; 73% from co-productions and inward investment. Official figures published this week by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reveal strong signs of economic recovery in UK film […]

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