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.
6 May 2020
BFI Young Audiences Content Fund Slate Revealed
The Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) supports the creation of distinctive, high-quality content for audiences up to the age of 18.
30 April 2020
Salamandra.uk nominated for Cardiff Animation Festival award
Eton Animation Studio Salamandra.uk has been nominated for award in Cardiff Animation Festival.
16 April 2020
Annecy Reveals 2020 Selection and Juries
The Festival has received more than 3,000 films, all categories together, from 94 countries (the most represented are: France, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, China, and South Korea)
9 April 2020
ACAMAR FILMS SUPPORTS FAMILIES ‘STAYING AT HOME TOGETHER’ WITH NEW BING GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Independent production company Acamar Films has launched a multi-territory campaign to provide fun and engaging activities for families with young children who are currently staying at home together.
8 April 2020
Film and TV Charity Covid-19 fund applications open
The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund, in partnership with BFI, is now live, providing one-off grants from £500 to £2,500 to people behind the scenes in UK film, TV and cinema who have been hardest hit by COVID-19.
7 April 2020
EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL GOES DIGITAL FOR 2020
The Edinburgh TV Festival, set to be re-imagined online for 2020, announces a series of initiatives to support and connect the TV industry amidst the covid-19 pandemic.
3 April 2020
The Children’s Media Conference to be virtual conference in July
The 2020 Children's Media Conference has become 'The Children's Media Community', with the updated theme of ‘Still Here Right Now’, running regular online content leading up to a virtual conference in July.
31 March 2020
Magic Light’s Zog wins International Emmy For Best Kids Animation
Magic Light Pictures’ animated festive special Zog has scooped the International Emmy in the Kids Awards Best Animation category at this year’s International Emmy® Kids Awards.
30 March 2020
Are Post-production, VFX and Animation Open for Business?
Neil Hatton, CEO of UK Screen Alliance, the trade body for post, VFX and animation, encourages producers and commissioners to keep the work flowing as companies innovate to be safely open for business during the Covid-19 outbreak.
24 March 2020
BFI AND THE FILM AND TV CHARITY SET UP COVID-19 RELIEF FUND WITH £1M NETFLIX DONATION
The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support the creative community, which like many industries, has been devastated by the pandemic.
23 March 2020
Creative Industries Trade bodies call for Income fund for freelancers
UK Screen Alliance is one of the 34 key trade body signatories who have joined together in an open letter to the Chancellor, calling for help for the freelancer workforce.
20 March 2020
Wiggin LLP advice on COVID-19 for companies in Film & TV
The law firm focusing exclusively on media, technology and intellectual property, has advice to offer clients on the employment law implications of COVID-19, and points of notice for Film and TV businesses.
19 March 2020
Home Office orders yet another review of the Shortage Occupation List
In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the Home Office picks its moment to quietly announce its fourth consultation on immigration in less than 2 years
18 March 2020
VIACOMCBS AND SKY COMMISSION MAGIC LIGHT PRE-SCHOOL SERIES PIP AND POSY
The partnership marks the first joint co-production between ViacomCBS and Sky.
2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY PROGRAMME AWARDS
The winners were revealed by writer and comedian Paul Merton and were streamed live to nominees and viewers at home, via the RTS website.
17 March 2020
UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK statement on the impact of Covid-19
Our sector will be seriously affected by the almost total sudden stop of global film and TV production. It will need Government support to get through the coming months and a jump-start once the difficulties are over. We were the fastest growing sector after the 2008 crash, so there's every reason we can do that again once the current crisis passes.