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NEW STUDY REVEALS WOMEN FILMMAKERS INVOLVED IN JUST 20% OF UK FILMS

BY IAIN ALEXANDER A new study released by the University of Southampton has shown that a majority of British qualifying films in 2015 didn’t include women in key production roles. The controversial study led by Dr Natalie Wreyford analysed 203 films produced in 2015 and discovered that women accounted for just 20% of all roles in […]

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Advanced paint techniques for the film industry workshop

Learn painting processes used in the film industry (and in theatre, marble and wood restoration applications) through demonstrations and practice with one of the most knowledgeable scenic and experienced artists in the film industry on May 28th – 29th in Belfast. Instructor Joyce Woods (B.Ed., MA) has over 25 years of experience creating trompe l’oeil […]

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Can the UK film industry meet the diversity challenge?

By Andreas Wiseman Long before the #OscarsSoWhite furore ignited, the British Film Institute had thrown down the gauntlet to the film industry with its new and extended diversity standards. Are the provisions on their own enough to bring more varied faces and stories to UK screens and meeting rooms? “There is a storm coming,” warned UK […]

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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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