The PGGB and BFC announces participants of diversity and inclusion mentor scheme

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB), in partnership with the British Film Commission, has announced the participants for its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Mentor Scheme which has matched 15 talented mentees with experienced industry mentors working in UK film and High-End TV production. Aimed at individuals working in all grades and departments represented by PGGB’S membership (including production, accounts, ADs, … Read more

Hollywood plans £700m film and TV studios in Hertfordshire

Plans for a £700m film and TV studios facility in the UK have been revealed by a Hollywood studio. The owners of Sunset Studios in Los Angeles and an investment firm have bought a 91-acre site in Hertfordshire for £120m. Subject to planning permission, the production centre would be built in Broxbourne. The government said … Read more

Film Studio in North London launch plan revealed

Location Collective today announced plans to launch a new, 214,000 sqft film studio in the capital during late summer 2021. Enfield-based OMA:X Film Studios is just 700m from Location Collective’s first film studio venture – OMA Film Studios – which opened for business only 9 months ago in Enfield, North London. OMA:X features 6 sound stages, each … Read more

Jivan Mann appointed PGGB’s diversity and inclusion action group producer, to lead new Mission Inclusion programme

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) is joining forces with the British Film Commission (BFC) to increase access to diverse and experienced crew that will help power UK film and TV production as additional stage space continues to come online in the UK. BFC, which was awarded £4.8 million additional funding over three years from HM Treasury in 2020 to expand its work promoting the UK as a destination of choice for studio space investment, is officially partnering with PGGB to support delivery of its Stage Space … Read more

Applications open for round three of PGGB’s High Level Covid Supervisor Training

Applications are open for round three of The Production Guild of Great Britain’s (PGGB) High Level Covid Supervisor Training, which takes place online on 6 March and 13 March. Delivered by the PGGB and fuelled by £100k British Film Commission (BFC) investment, the two-day training programme provides a thorough overview of the impact of Covid … Read more

Production Guild of Great Britain and British Film Commission’s international Covid supervisor training

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) and the British Film Commission (BFC) are partnering to roll out a new accredited programme of Covid supervisor training for film and television production professionals. Backed by £100,000 investment from BFC, the new High-Level Covid Supervisor Training Programme will be delivered by PGGB and is being developed in … Read more

Success for Shepperton Studios as Council support plans

Spelthorne Borough Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning permission for the improvement and expansion of the world-renowned Shepperton Studios site in Surrey, England. This decision will allow the progression of Pinewood Group’s £500 million investment to expand the world-class facility, increasing capacity for film and high-end television production in the UK. It … Read more

Record-Breaking Year For International Film And TV Production In The UK

Record-breaking figures released at the end of January 2018 highlight the strength and creativity of the UK’s film and high-end TV industries, with inward investment spend from major international productions topping £2.37 billion ($3.35 billion). Many of the titles, including Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, Trust, The Outlaw King and Wes Anderson’s animated feature Isle … Read more

The Skills Gap

Mind the Skills Gap  Special Report  / Skills Gap  Mind the Skills Gap  Special Report  / Skills Gap  With the UK in high demand as a base for international production, the domestic business is having to expand capacity on two fronts: the physical shooting stages and warehouses; and more film and creative sector crew to … Read more

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