19 February 2020
UK Screen Alliance responds to new Points-based Immigration System
This morning (19/02/2020) the UK Government has published a policy statement on its proposed Point’s Based Immigration system for skilled workers to be introduced by January 1st 2021.
18 February 2020
Film, TV and cinema industries take action as major study reveals ‘mental health crisis’ in the workforce
Almost 87% of people in working in the UK’s film, TV and cinema industries have experienced a mental health problem, according to a major study commissioned.
17 February 2020
CINESITE LISTED IN THE SUNDAY TIMES HSBC INTERNATIONAL TRACK 200
The VFX & feature animation studio has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 BRITISH ANIMATION AWARDS
The Tiger Who Came to Tea, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Zog and The Snail and the Whale, vie for honours for Best Long Form.
13 February 2020
The Animated Women UK’s ‘Helen North Achieve Programme 2020’ Now Open for Entries
Following another successful programme in 2019, AWUK launches The Helen North Achieve Programme for a fourth year to continue to provide targeted career development to women across the VFX and animation industries.
12 February 2020
Kidscreen Awards 2020 – WINNERS
The winners for the 2020 Kidscreen Awards were announced last night at the Kidscreen Summit in Miami, Florida.
Creative industry tax reliefs in the UK boost Oscars® winners
One of the night’s biggest winners, 1917, benefitted from creative industry tax reliefs thanks to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
10 February 2020
CAKE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL DEAL NEW SERIES ON WEB PHENOMENON LUCAS THE SPIDER
Kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has secured a global deal on behalf of Fresh TV with Cartoon Network and Boomerang for the new long form CGI animated series Lucas the Spider.
6 February 2020
AARDMAN ANNOUNCES NEW SHAUN THE SHEEP SEASONAL SPECIAL FOR 2021
Aardman has today announced a Shaun the Sheep seasonal special, which will premiere on BBC One in the UK, and Netflix in the US, Latin America, Spain, CIS, and Greece in late 2021.
Lupus Films to help bring Brambly Hedge tales to TV
Film and television series animation company Lupus Films is joining forces with Rockpool Licensing to bring Brambly Hedge series to a new audience.
4 February 2020
LUPUS FILMS GO BACK TO SCHOOL TO PRODUCE ANIMATED FEATURE: MOLESWORTH THE MOVIE
Lupus films are set to work alongside Melusine Productions & Uli Meyer Studios to produce the new animated feature film, featuring the voice of Matt Lucas in the title role.
3 February 2020
MPC wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects on 1917
Technicolor’s MPC win BAFTA for Special Visual Effects for 1917 at the EE British Academy Film Awards.
31 January 2020
StoryFutures Academy Launches Skills for Immersive Experience Creation Report
First comprehensive report on immersive experience production reveals urgent need to develop UK’s talent pipeline.
MOVE summit is back to shake up the animation industry
Scotland’s premier animation festival returns to Edinburgh for a 4th year with stellar line up from Disney Animation, to Industrial Light and Magic.
29 January 2020
KIRI AND LOU TO LAUNCH IN THE UK
CAKE has announced the UK premiere of award-winning stop motion preschool series Kiri and Lou.
28 January 2020
UK’s award-winning Visual Effects industry to be impacted by visa proposals
UK Screen Alliance CEO Neil Hatton weighs in on the Migration Advisory Committee's newly released report on a points-based immigration system and salary thresholds, and how the booming VFX industry may be affected.
27 January 2020
Kong Studio Pluses Up the Tote with animated Visual Motif
Kong Studio creates playful and fluid animated spot to reflect the company's new brand identity.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea animation lesson plan launches in a primary school
Production company Lupus Films collaborated with the UK skills charity ScreenSkills to create the educational resource, based on Judith Kerr’s beloved story.
Annie Awards 2020 winners
The 47th Annie Awards announced their 2020 winners in California, Los Angeles, on the 25th of January.