The Mark Milsome Foundation responds to ongoing negligence on film sets

Four years ago today, veteran British cameraman Mark Milsome was killed on the set of Black Earth Rising (BBC/Netflix).  Founded in 2017 in his name, The Mark Milsome Foundation, was filming an important new crew-supported online Health and Safety course when news of the shocking and avoidable death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins rocked the film industry less than a … Read more

The Mark Milsome Foundation announces new trainees

The MMF has announced their two newest Trainees for the Foot in the Door programme, Denson Jayson (University of Falmouth) and Scott Nolan (Northern Film School). Considering the difficulties the students all faced during their final year with the limitations and restrictions necessitated by Covid-19, the standard of entries was all the more impressive. Congratulations … Read more

Support the Mark Milsome Foundation by attending the annual Mark Milsome Memorial Cup

2021 welcomes the return of the annual Mark Milsome Memorial Cup. Taking place at the home of premier league Crystal Palace FC, Selhurst Park on Saturday 29th May 2021. This year the crew of Essex will take on the crew of Indiana Jones in a historic fundraising fixture for the bragging rights of the film … Read more

Mike Eley BSC: “Opportunity for change”

OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE No great release. Instead, a slow, tentative emerging from the foxhole, like the shell-shocked combatant who senses the bombardment has finally stopped and they can peer out once again to the wider world. It’s been said enough times the last twelve months and one would dearly like it to be true; as … Read more

Mark Milsome Foundation shares lessons learned following death of British camera operator

On 22 October 2020, the inquest of the coroner at West London Court stated that Mark Milsome was killed because “the risk of being harmed or fatally injured was not effectively recognised, assessed, communicated or managed.” The safety officer attached to the production was Jamie Fewster from First Option. He wrote a risk assessment following … Read more

Talent and triumph at the BSC Awards: celebrating the winners

Filmmaking achievement was celebrated at the third BSC Awards ceremony. Despite being held virtually due to pandemic restrictions, the spotlight shone brightly on outstanding cinematography and camera operating throughout the last year, as well as acknowledging those who have contributed to the society either directly or, in the opinion of the BSC, to the wider … Read more

Health and Safety: Safe Shooting

A positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increased global attention towards health and safety within social and professional environments. But has it been enough to transform the film and television industry to avoid the tragic and high-profile deaths of American camera assistant Sarah Jones and British camera operator Mark Milsome? The overall … Read more

‘Perspective of Tomorrow’ calendar sees industry unite to create opportunities for next generation of filmmakers

The film and TV industry has joined forces to create Prints for Mark: Perspective of Tomorrow, a calendar to raise funds to help create more skills and opportunities behind the scenes in the film and television industry for people with lesser access. Last month marked the third anniversary of the death of British cameraman Mark … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Snap Shots”

Snap Shots President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Snap Shots President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC This being the President’s Perspective, it’s only fair to say that my perspective these days has been one deeply embedded in the seemingly endless spin-cycle of Work-Eat-Sleep-Repeat as dictated by the call sheet. I never forget to thank my … Read more

Support Black T-Week In Honour of Mark Milsome

It’s coming up to a year now that Mark Milsome, a respected friend and colleague, was tragically killed on the 18 November behind his camera while filming a car stunt in Ghana. A charitable Foundation has been set up in Mark’s name to support, encourage and inspire youth through scholarship and trainee programmes as well … Read more

Mark Milsome Foundation Launch & Black-T-Week

Following the tragic death of Mark Milsome on-set in Ghana on 18th November 2017, a charitable foundation is being set up in his name by industry professionals, friends and family. The Mark Milsome Foundation will officially launch in early 2019. As the first anniversary of his death approaches, the foundation is inviting worldwide filmmaking community … Read more

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