29 September 2020
NATALIE LLEWELLYN APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF JELLYFISH ORIGINALS
Jellyfish Pictures have announced their Head of IP Development, Natalie Llewellyn, has been appointed Managing Director of Jellyfish Originals, the company's new children’s animation original production division.
22 September 2020
Runners: an outdated way to recruit?
In a post-lockdown film & TV world, UK Screen Alliance brings together a number of industry experts, from across post-production, VFX and animation, to discuss whether runners an outdated position to recruit.
FILM AND TV CHARITY ANNOUNCE NEW COVID-19 FUND TO PROTECT DIVERSE TALENT PIPELINE
Grant Scheme established with donations from Amazon Prime Video, BAFTA, BBC, Sky Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and VIACOMCBS
18 September 2020
Cardiff Animation Festival 2020 goes global
The rescheduled spring 2020 festival will go ahead online throughout the rest of 2020.
8 September 2020
CAKE TAKES TREASURE TREKKERS AROUND THE GLOBE
CAKE announces new slate of TV broadcasters and recent distribution deals for the brand new CGI action comedy series Treasure Trekkers™.
CEO of Salamandra.uk makes Final for Two ‘Best Business Women’ Awards
Animation company Salamandra'uk's CEO Christine MacKay has been shortlisted as a finalist for two Business Women Awards; the ‘Best Business Women in Business Services 2020’ and, as nominated by her team, ‘Best Boss 2020’.
3 September 2020
ACAMAR FILMS LAUNCHES ALL-IN-ONE BING APP IN ITALY AND POLAND FOLLOWING UK SUCCESS
Acamar Films has announced successful launches of its all-in-one freemium app, Bing: Watch, Play, Learn, in Italy and Poland, following the principal launch of the app the UK last year.
1 September 2020
CAKE ANNOUNCES SALES IN ASIA
Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced a number of deals in Asia with key partners for its animated series.
27 August 2020
Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre release new report on Class imbalances in UK Creative Jobs
Just 16% of people in creative jobs are from working class backgrounds and those from privileged backgrounds more likely to land a job, experience autonomy and progression, and shape what goes on stage, page and screen.
Salamandra.uk Wins Global Silver Film Award
Salamandra.uk is creating animated waves with their winning submission at the Latitude Film Festival 2020.
21 August 2020
ACAMAR FILMS SECURES NEW DEAL FOR ‘BING’ WITH AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
Produced by Acamar Films, along with Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films, Bing will now be brought to screens in the UK, Italy, and Spain on Amazon Prime Video.
30 July 2020
CAKE AND FRESH TV ANNOUNCE A THIRD SEASON OF TOTAL DRAMARAMA
Kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE and award-winning Canadian producer Fresh TV have announced a third season of Total Dramarama, the prequel to the multi-award-winning franchise Total Drama.
28 July 2020
Government unveil £500 million COVID insurance fund for film and TV
Government has announced a new £500 million scheme to kickstart film and television production struggling to secure insurance for Covid-related costs.
14 July 2020
Kidscreen Awards open submissions for 2021
Kidscreen Awards 2021 is now accepting entries, and is this year introducing a new category for inclusive programming.
8 July 2020
HP, Intel and Movidiam Launch Online Programme to Inspire Next Generation of Creators
#PowerYourBreakthrough is a content series hosted by creative professionals working in animation, motion design, filmmaking, photography, graphic design, and illustration.
7 July 2020
ACAMAR FILMS EXPANDS TEAM TO STRENGTHEN KEY GLOBAL ROLES
With demand growing for Bing across the world, Acamar Films is facilitating its progress by creating a dedicated UK team and strengthening key global roles.
1 July 2020
BFI ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF SEE YOURSELF ON SCREEN CHALLENGE
Finalists received 1-to-1 virtual masterclasses from the likes of Konnie Huq, Reggie Yates, Jessica Hynes, Rob Delaney, BBC Children’s Cheryl Taylor, Harry Hill, Matthew Lewis, Amelia Dimoldenberg and Robert Popper.
24 June 2020
KELEBEK MEDIA ACQUIRES ALL RIGHTS TO ALEX T. SMITH’S HOW WINSTON DELIVERED CHRISTMAS
The independent production company has has optioned the rights to the much-loved book written and illustrated by award-winning Alex T. Smith, with Rob Minkoff attached as Director/Producer.
23 June 2020
AARDMAN REVEALS DETAILS ON CHICKEN RUN SEQUEL
Aardman reveal details on highly anticipated Chicken Run sequel – and This Time, They’re Breaking In!