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Sky Studios Elstree green-lit to start construction

9 July 2020

Hertsmere Borough Council have given planning permission for the Legal and General development of major new studio complex, Sky Studios Elstree. Sky Studios Elstree, a new state-of-the-art film and TV studio in the UK, has received the green light to proceed with construction works following a unanimous decision by Hertsmere Borough Council. The development represents […]

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Moonraker VFX secures Creative England Funding for global Immersive content

8 July 2020

Moonraker VFX secures major funding from Creative England to produce original 3D content for global screens. Moonraker VFX, an award-winning VFX studio based in Bristol, has secured half a million pounds in funding from Creative England to produce their own original immersive, 3D content for big screens across the globe.  This funding follows the government’s […]

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Spotlight On…Salon Rentals: Supplying and Supporting the Film & TV industry for over 50 years

For the July Spotlight feature, UK Screen Alliance hears from, Nick Long, Managing Director of the UK’s longest established editing equipment rental company, Salon Rentals, and how they’ve gone from strength to strength heroically supporting the post-production industry for over 5 decades. Salon Rentals is the UK’s longest established editing equipment hire company, founded in […]

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BFI ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SEE YOURSELF ON SCREEN CHALLENGE

1 July 2020

Finalists received 1-to-1 virtual masterclasses from the likes of Konnie Huq, Reggie Yates, Jessica Hynes, Rob Delaney, BBC Children’s Cheryl Taylor, Harry Hill, Matthew Lewis, Amelia Dimoldenberg and Robert Popper. The BFI, through its Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), has today announced the winners of its See Yourself on Screen Challenge – a UK-wide competition […]

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POST PRODUCTION INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO SOHO STREET RESTAURANTS PROPOSAL

26 June 2020

UK Screen Alliance has issued a response to a plan for al-fresco dining in the streets of Soho, central London, which could result in disruption to the area’s prestigious VFX and post production facilities. Westminster City Council (WCC) has announced their plans for “Reopening Westminster’s hospitality sector”, detailing street closures in the Soho, Covent Garden […]

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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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