Archive for category United Kingdom

Brexit Likely to Cause Chaos for British Film Industry

By Shane Barnes The ultimate effects of the Brexit will not be known for years to come, but already folks in the UK’s film industry are forecasting chaos. As broken down by The Guardian, important members of the British film industry were expressing concerns over the exit from the European Union from the start, and now that […]

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Why the EU’s plans for a single market in film need to be opposed

Rebecca O’Brien If we prefer thought-provoking European films to formulaic blockbusters, we must halt this attempt to buffer the power of monopolistic players   Ken Loach’s second Cannes Palme d’Or for his new film, I, Daniel Blake is the ultimate accolade for a politically engaged film-maker, whose body of work has consistently challenged establishment politics and the […]

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‘He dry-humped me in the office’: Writer reveals how she quit the film industry after being bullied and harassed on-set by an Oscar-winning director and his producers

A writer has revealed that she spent years working behind-the-scenes in the film industry before one terrible experience at the hands of an Oscar-nominated director and an A-list movie producer made her get out for good. New Yorker Holly Raychelle Hughes says she was berated, cursed at, belittled, pressured to forge documents, and even sexually […]

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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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