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!
ANIMATION UK AND BFI FLIES FLAG FOR UK ANIMATION INDUSTRY AT ANNECY
A delegation of over 30 studios, producers and distributors from Animation UK are attending the Annecy this year, with the UK presence supported by the BFI with National Lottery funding.
22 June 2020
Annecy Announces the 21 Official 2020 Award Winners
Among the winners were Turtle Journey by Aardman Animation (in collaboration with Greenpeace), and The Tiger Who Came to Tea produced by Lupus Films.
17 June 2020
Creative industries projected to be hit twice as hard as wider economy by drop in revenue due to pandemic
New research from Oxford Economics projects a combined revenue drop of £74 billion for the UK’s creative industries in 2020 (£1.4 billion a week), with a GVA drop of £29 billion, and 406,0001 (1 in 5) creative jobs expected to be lost.
16 June 2020
AARDMAN ANNOUNCES SENIOR APPOINTMENTS IN SALES TEAM
Aardman, the independent UK animation studio, has announced the promotions of Alison Taylor to Director of Distribution and Business Development and Rob Goodchild to Commercial Director.
11 June 2020
PROFESSOR LYNDSAY DUTHIE APPOINTED NEW CEO OF THE PRODUCTION GUILD
The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) announce that Professor Lyndsay Duthie has been appointed as its new CEO.
4 June 2020
Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards & British Academy Television Craft Awards nominations revealed
The nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards 2020 have been announced.
27 May 2020
Jellyfish Pictures expands virtual studio to grow global talent pool
The move is the company’s next stage of development after opening a large virtual VFX and animation studio at the end of 2019.
22 May 2020
KELEBEK MEDIA DEVELOPS ISADORA MOON SERIES BASED ON GLOBAL HIT BOOKS
Option secured by the independent production house Kelebek Media to create a 2D animated series featuring Harriet Muncaster’s beloved characters.
18 May 2020
FILM AND TV CHARITY STEPS UP MENTAL HEALTH ACTION PLAN for the industry
The online community providing mental health support has been launched as the Film and TV Charity set about enhancing mental health plan for the industry amid the COVID-19 crisis.
14 May 2020
Spotlight On…Locksmith Animation: 250 crew working from home to produce their first feature
This month our spotlight is on Locksmith Animation as we're talking to Sarah Smith, co-founder of the acclaimed Locksmith Animation studio, the UK’s premiere high-end CG feature animation studio who use their craft to tell unique, original stories, that delight and entertain.
13 May 2020
Animation UK supports “See Yourself On Screen” campaign
BFI launches ‘See Yourself on Screen Challenge’, calling on 4-18 year olds to make their own mini-TV show whilst in lock-down.
Screen Industry begins work on recovery plan for Film and TV
Consultations on draft production and post-production protocols have commenced to ensure film and high-end TV production can restart as soon as it is safe to do so.