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Annecy Announces the 21 Official 2020 Award Winners

22 June 2020

Among the winners were Turtle Journey by Aardman Animation (in collaboration with Greenpeace), and The Tiger Who Came to Tea produced by Lupus Films. Over the weekend, Annecy International Animation Festival announced this year’s winners and Jury selection online. Despite the disruption of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the program is being held online this year, […]

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Creative industries projected to be hit twice as hard as wider economy by drop in revenue due to pandemic

17 June 2020

New research from Oxford Economics projects a combined revenue drop of £74 billion for the UK’s creative industries in 2020 (£1.4 billion a week), with a GVA drop of £29 billion, and 406,0001 (1 in 5) creative jobs expected to be lost. The Creative Industries Federation has today warned of a “cultural catastrophe” as newly […]

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PROFESSOR LYNDSAY DUTHIE APPOINTED NEW CEO OF THE PRODUCTION GUILD

11 June 2020

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) announce that Professor Lyndsay Duthie has been appointed as its new CEO. The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has today announced that Professor Lyndsay Duthie has been appointed as its new CEO. A key voice for the UK’s film and television drama production industry, the PGGB represents […]

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Elstree Studios re-starts production recommending implementation of Industry guidelines

1 June 2020

Elstree Studios is undertaking it’s first production this week since the lock-down commenced almost three months ago, adhering to guidelines in place to protect the safety of staff and clients. Borehamwood-based Elstree Studios undertakes its first production on June 2nd this week, since the lock-down triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March. Although […]

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Government and Industry green-light the BFC Production Guidance for Film and High-End TV Drama

Guidance intended as advisory not mandatory, and scalable, with producers encouraged to apply the guidance according to each project’s specific needs, kick-starting UK screen sector’s recovery. The UK Government has today welcomed the comprehensive ‘Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production’, published today by the British Film Commission and produced as […]

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BAFTA confirms new dates and hosts for Television Awards 2020

29 May 2020

British Academy Television Craft Awards will be streamed online on Friday 17 July, hosted by Stephen Mangan, and the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards on Friday 31 July by Richard Ayoade. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today confirmed new dates for this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards […]

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FILM AND TV CHARITY STEPS UP MENTAL HEALTH ACTION PLAN for the industry

18 May 2020

The online community providing mental health support has been launched as the Film and TV Charity set about enhancing mental health plan for the industry amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Film and TV Charity has today launched an online community for workers in film, TV and cinema who are seeking mental health support amid the […]

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Spotlight On…Locksmith Animation: 250 crew working from home to produce their first feature

14 May 2020

This month our spotlight is on Locksmith Animation as we’re talking to Sarah Smith, co-founder of the acclaimed Locksmith Animation studio, the UK’s premiere high-end CG feature animation studio who use their craft to tell unique, original stories, that delight and entertain. Locksmith Animation is a UK-based, high-end CG feature animation studio making films for […]

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Animation UK supports “See Yourself On Screen” campaign

13 May 2020

BFI launches ‘See Yourself on Screen Challenge’, calling on 4-18 year olds to make their own mini-TV show whilst in lock-down The BFI has launched the See Yourself on Screen Challenge,calling on young people aged 4-18 from across the UK to create their own idea for a mini-TV show they can film at home while […]

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Screen Industry begins work on recovery plan for Film and TV

Consultations on draft production and post-production protocols have commenced to ensure film and high-end TV production can restart as soon as it is safe to do so. As a partner in the BFI’s COVID-19 Taskforce, the British Film Commission (BFC) has convened an Inward Investment Recovery Group to lead on the TV and film industry’s […]

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