Archive for category United Kingdom

Star Wars crowns a stellar year for the West’s film production sector

By Western Daily Press The West Country is at the heart of a host of film locations, from Hollywood blockbusters to UK terrestrial TV series. And, as Richard Bache reports, the business they bring in is set to continue throughout the coming year and beyond “And the Oscar for the best location in the country to […]

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Stats show healthy film/TV production spend

by Nia Daniels Latest stats released by the BFI present a very healthy picture of film and TV production in the UK, with UK spend from film production the second highest on record.  Film In 2015, a total of £1,410m was spent on feature films with 201 beginning principal photography during that time. Although this is a slight […]

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Onwards and Outwards Resources: Women in the Film Industry

A selection of articles and resources which explore the position of women in the film industry today, the obstacles that they face and the innovations that they have made. A Vivid Cinema: Women in the British Film Industry, ICA Blog, 2015 Our British Female Directors, Dogwoof, 2015 Reports and Statistics, Women in Film and Television UK, […]

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Women and the Irish film industry

Sir, – I write in response to Una Mullally’s article (“A century on, Abbey still gives women a bit part”, Opinion & Analysis, November 2nd) which highlights the woeful under-representation of female playwrights in the Abbey’s centenary programme. Unfortunately, this dismal picture of exclusion is not the exclusive preserve of the theatre. It is also echoed in […]

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Scottish film and TV boosted by UK tax relief, says David Mundell

KARRIE GILLETT Financial support for the film and television industry is proving a “major boost” to the number of productions being shot in Scotland, according to the Scottish secretary. David Mundell pointed towards two projects currently filming on location in Edinburgh which he said are taking advantage of UK Government tax relief measures. An adaptation […]

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The Bond effect? Britain’s booming film industry growing more quickly than ANY other part of the economy as growth slumps to just 0.5%

Between July and September the UK’s movie business grew by 5.9% In the last five years alone it has has soared in value by over 50% Film boom was revealed in disappointing growth figures published today Overall, the UK economy grew by just 0.5% in the 3 months to September By TOM MCTAGUE, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR […]

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1st film announced under UK-China co-production treaty

By Tom Cunliffe “Girl with a Pearl Earring” director Paul Webber, together with an as yet unnamed Chinese director, will make a documentary provisionally entitled “Earth: One Amazing Day.” This will be the first feature that is made under UK-China co-production treaty that was announced in 2014. The documentary is a sequel to “Earth” (2007), […]

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Boost to local film industry as studio contributions cut

Wicklow has moved a step closer toward becoming Ireland‘s movie industry hub after councillors decided to allow for a 100 per cent reduction in development contributions for film studio infrastructure. The elected members also agreed to make a case to central government for the raising of the cap on the section 481 tax credit scheme and […]

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Advanced paint techniques for the film industry

Learn painting processes used in the film industry—ageing techniques, wood grains, marble and stone effects– through demonstrations and practice with one of the most knowledgeable scenic artists in the film industry. This two day intensive workshop is perfect for art students, artists, trades painters; those with a desire to expand their skills. This will be […]

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SAG-AFTRA Members Authorize Union to Declare Strike in Voice Acting Negotiations

by Austin Walker There is no strike yet, but the union hopes that this leverage will push publishers to return to the negotiating table. There’s a chance that the heroes and villains in the games of Fall 2016 are going to sound a lot less familiar. SAG-AFTRA, the nation’s largest acting and performance union, announced tonight that the […]

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