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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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Elstree Studios used for Emergency Ward Installation Vehicles

20 April 2020

The film studios is providing a secure holding area for emergency ward installation vehicles responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Elstree Studios has provided a secure holding area for vehicles containing materials to install a new emergency ward at Barnet Hospital, North London, in response to the outbreak of COVID-19/ novel coronavirus. The new ward will […]

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Vine FX Sole VFX Vendor for War of the Worlds

16 April 2020

The Cambridge based facility delivered 500 shots for the Fox episodic drama with their established pipeline of in-house and remote artists. Cambridge based VFX studio, Vine FX announced today their involvement as sole VFX vendor on War Of The Worlds, the eight-part drama based on the H.G.Wells classic, for Fox and Canal+. Set in present-day […]

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EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL GOES DIGITAL FOR 2020

7 April 2020

The Edinburgh TV Festival, set to be re-imagined online for 2020, announces a series of initiatives to support and connect the TV industry amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, The Edinburgh TV Festival have decided that they will not be staging the usual TV Festival we’ve all come to know in Edinburgh […]

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The Children’s Media Conference to be virtual conference in July

3 April 2020

The 2020 Children’s Media Conference has become ‘The Children’s Media Community’, with the updated theme of ‘Still Here Right Now’, running regular online content leading up to a virtual conference in July. The Children’s Media Conference (CMC), now in its 17th year, is temporarily becoming ‘The Children’s Media Community’ for 2020 in response to the […]

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Are Post-production, VFX and Animation Open for Business?

30 March 2020

Neil Hatton, CEO of UK Screen Alliance, the trade body for post, VFX and animation, encourages producers and commissioners to keep the work flowing as companies innovate to be safely open for business during the Covid-19 outbreak. Whilst filming has virtually ground to a halt as a result of Covid-19, most post-production, VFX and CG […]

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Free Global Reach Foreign Exchange health-check

Although remaining isolated and healthy is everyone’s top priority, the show (or in this case, business) must go on (where possible). Covid-19 has created huge amount of volatility in currency markets, presenting a number of significant risks and hurdles for the film and TV industry for those buying USD and EUR but also unprecedented opportunities […]

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Creative Industries Trade bodies call for Income fund for freelancers

23 March 2020

UK Screen Alliance is one of the 34 key trade body signatories who have joined together in an open letter to the Chancellor, calling for help for the freelancer workforce. UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK has joined together with a number of key trade bodies and unions to call on the Chancellor […]

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ADVICE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS (courtesy of DCMS)

19 March 2020

If your small-or medium-sized business in England is facing cash flow issues as a result of COVID-19, please read the following information:   • A new temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, delivered by the British Business Bank, will launch at the start of next week to support businesses to access bank lending and overdrafts.   • […]

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