Creative Skillset to deliver BFI’s Future Film Skills programme

The BFI recently announced that the UK’s industry skills body, Creative Skillset, will deliver the majority of the BFI’s Future Film Skills Programme, a key strategic priority of BFI2022, the five-year plan for UK film. The award endorses Creative Skillset’s recent shift to concentrate entirely on skills across the UK’s screen-based creative industries. As part … Read more

New BFI Filmography Reveals Story of UK Film from 1911–2017

The BFI recently launched the BFI Filmography, the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema. A treasure trove of new information, the BFI Filmography is an ever-expanding record that draws on credits from over 10,000 films, from the first UK film released in cinemas in 1911 through to present day, and charts … Read more

Reel Angels are on a determined diversity mission

Diversity in film and TV has been in the spotlight for several years, especially women working behind the camera. Salford and London-based crewing agency, Reel Angels, was established by freelancer Lulu Elliott, to promote diversity and support women working in technical side of film and TV. The agency’s roster includes DPs, camera ops, focus pullers, … Read more

BFI investigates health of UK Independent Film

The BFI is launching a commission to look at the health of the UK’s independent film industry. The BFI commission will be chaired by Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Lionsgate UK and Europe, who will examine and report on the current environment for UK independent film, inviting evidence and contributions from cross-industry specialists from the production, … Read more

Paul Greengrass to receive BFI Fellowship

The BFI and BFI London Film Festival will honour British film director, producer, screenwriter and former broadcast journalist, Paul Greengrass, with Fellowship of the BFI. The presentation will take place at the BFI London Film Festival’s annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday 14th October. Greengrass, whose Captain Phillips (DP Barry Ackroyd) opened the 2013 BFI London … Read more

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Visits Pinewood Studios

The Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley, MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport joined Pinewood Group’s Chairman Paul Golding and Corporate Affairs Director Andrew M. Smith last week (6th July) to present twenty-one Pinewood employees with Pinewood Studio Management Diplomas. Ms Bradley also met Pippa King, a media apprentice within Pinewood’s Digital Content … Read more

Two New Heads Appointed By BFI

BFI announces Jennifer Smith as Head of Diversity Jennifer Smith has been appointed to the newly-created post of head of diversity at the BFI. She will be responsible for leading on diversity and inclusion across all BFI activities, identified as key strategic priorities in the BFI2022 five-year strategy. This includes continuing the work of the … Read more

BFI announces BFI2022 five year strategy for UK Film

BFI chair Josh Berger and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill recently launched BFI2022, a five-year strategic plan for UK film. BFI2022 builds on the foundations laid by Film Forever, to create the conditions for a vibrant, national film culture in which independent film is widely enjoyed as part of a thriving and diverse UK film industry, … Read more

Cate Blanchett presents Hope Dickson-Leach with £50k bursary

The first ever £50,000 IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award, in association with the BFI, was awarded to Hope Dickson-Leach, writer and director of The Levelling (2016, DP Nanu Segal) from a shortlist of four nominees. The award was presented by Cate Blanchett during a star-studded gala dinner at London’s Rosewood hotel, hosted by Rob Brydon and … Read more

UK and South Africa boost growth with co-production agreement

The UK and South Africa have signed a new television agreement which will strengthen ties within the broadcast industries, encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas, and drive economic growth through television co-production. The terms of the agreement, which builds on the existing Film Co-production Treaty, were negotiated by the Department For Culture, Media And … Read more

BFI progresses plans for world-class film, TV and moving image centre

The BFI has announced steps towards realising its ambition of building a new international centre for film, TV and the moving image, with an offer of support of up to £87m towards the £130m total project cost, subject to a tender process. The BFI hopes to open the new building to the public in 2022. … Read more

BFI publishes half-year UK box office and production statistics

UK cinemas saw a surge in admissions totalling 83 million visits during the first half of 2015, 10% higher than for the first half of last year. The market share of UK films, which includes UK/US films such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Theory of Everything, plus independent films such as Shaun … Read more

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