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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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BFI Young Audiences Content Fund Slate Revealed

6 May 2020

The Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) supports the creation of distinctive, high-quality content for audiences up to the age of 18. The BFI has announced a slate of new development projects through its Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF). Designed to boost the strength of U.K. production, the Development Fund backs producers from all corners of […]

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Salamandra.uk nominated for Cardiff Animation Festival award

30 April 2020

Eton Animation Studio Salamandra.uk has been nominated for award in Cardiff Animation Festival. Salamandra.uk partnered with Director Oliver Blower and Resource Productions to produce a short live-action/ animation combo for Channel 4’s Random Acts series; a short film strand dedicated to the arts, the escape of the conventions of arts broadcasting and a showcase of […]

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