Netflix helps launch Film Independent’s Amplifier Fellowship

Film Independent’s latest addition to its Artist Development programs is The Amplifier Fellowship. Supported by founding sponsor Netflix, the Film Independent Amplifier Fellowship is a customised program designed to support six Black artists on the cusp of a major career breakthrough. While other programs throughout the industry are designed to help filmmakers get their foot in … Read more

New episode of HPA’s ‘Through The Frame’ explores Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy

Jesse Korosi, the incisive and engaging host of Through the Frame, goes behind the scenes with Hameed Shaukat and Jenna Stevenson, co-executive producer and post supervisor on Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy. If you have ever wondered what it means to be a post producer or post supervisor on a high end scripted episodic tv show, here’s … Read more

Angus Hudson BSC / The Life Ahead

KINDRED SPIRITS A compelling performance-driven tale of unexpected friendship, deteriorating mental health and haunting childhood trauma is captured with sensitivity and considered naturalism by Angus Hudson BSC and a gifted filmmaking team.  “One of the many appeals of being part of this project was making a film with Sophia Loren – a worldwide treasure and … Read more

Netflix announces recipients of inaugural UK Documentary Talent Fund

Netflix has announced the cohort of ten aspiring filmmaking teams from across the UK that it will fund as part of its inaugural Documentary Talent Fund. The ten filmmakers will receive up to £40,000 in financing to create their own documentary short film between 8-12 minutes long, answering the brief: ‘Britain’s Not Boring And Here’s … Read more

BAFTA increases investment in the creative future of film, games and television

BAFTA has announced plans to expand the work it does to find and support new talent in the UK and globally. In 2022 the charity plans to relaunch its year-round learning and talent development programme, engaging over 10m learners online and equipping 80,000 people a year with the tools to develop a career in film, … Read more

Isaac Vila chooses Cooke S7/i Full Frame lenses to film Netflix’s Below Zero

For cinematographer Isaac Vila, the choice of lenses is the most important decision of all when planning a feature film. For his latest project, Netflix’s Below Zero, which has quickly become a breakout hit globally, he chose Cooke S7/i Full Frame lenses, creating the perfect atmosphere for this action thriller. The Spanish Netflix Original follows the events after … Read more

Picture Shop and Ghost VFX collaborate to bring the world of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone to the screen

Picture Shop and Ghost VFX collaborated on the recently released series Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling fantasy novels. A Netflix production from 21 Laps Entertainment, Shadow and Bone follows mapmaker and orphan Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), who discovers she has extraordinary powers that could greatly impact her war-torn country. As she … Read more

Bluebolt provides VFX for Netflix’s The Irregulars

BlueBolt revealed their involvement for the new Drama Republic supernatural crime series, The Irregulars, streaming on Netflix. Starring Thaddea Graham and Darci Shaw, The Irregulars is an eight episode drama series set in Victorian London following a gang of delinquent teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes.   The BlueBolt … Read more

ARRI cameras, technology and services behind a haul of latest Oscar winners

This year’s Academy Awards recognised many outstanding films and artists this year. ARRI provided camera equipment for Oscar’s big winner of the evening, Nomadland, and many others. The postponed 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by AMPAS, was held on April 25, in Los Angeles. The event, traditionally been seen by more than 225 countries and … Read more

Light Iron’s Nick Hasson details the colour workflow for Netflix feature Yes Day

Light Iron senior colourist Nick Hasson has offered insight on his work for Netflix’s Yes Day.  Directed by Miguel Arteta and shot by Terry Stacey ASC, the Netflix original feature Yes Day tells the story of a family of five — parents Allison and Carlos Torres (Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramírez, respectively), and their kids Katie … Read more

Imaginative cinematographer Alan Jacobsen shines in new Netlfix documentary Worn Clothes

Alan Jacobsen’s bold cinematography for the Netflix original documentary series Worn Stories is now available to watch globally.  Adapted from Emily Spivack’s New York Times best-selling book and helmed by Jenji Kohen alongside Tremolo and Tilted Productions, Worn Stories explores the often-overlooked memoirs living inside beloved articles of clothing. Owned by inspiring cultural figures and talented storytellers, … Read more

Netflix outlines commitment to the environment with Net Zero + Nature plan

Emma Stewart, Ph. D, and Netflix sustainability officer, has announced a plan for the streaming giants to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, and every year thereafter with Net Zero + Nature. The plan is triple-pronged and first involves reducing emissions, before retaining their existing carbon storage, in order to … Read more

Film Independent and Netflix announce the five Black filmmakers given grants to create short films for Netflix Film Club

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organisation that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, has announced the five filmmakers and projects that formed part of a short film grant program in partnership with Netflix Film Club. The five short films are now live on Netflix Film Club on YouTube and Strong Black Lead on IGTV. “As … Read more

Erik Messerschmidt ASC / Mank

MASTERCLASS IN MONOCHROME Black-and-white biopic Mank sees another successful collaboration between cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC and director David Fincher as they craft an authentic portrayal of Hollywood’s golden age and explore the turbulent development of the script for Citizen Kane. “This was not an offer I had to consider; the answer was an immediate yes,” … Read more

Martin Ruhe ASC / The Midnight Sky

ON A MISSION The filmmaking maestros behind sci-fi epic The Midnight Sky shot in snowstorms, created photorealistic virtual environments, and seamlessly blended stellar visual effects with stunning cinematography to tell a tale of two disparate environments. When the opportunity arose to explore two worlds – the Arctic and space – while lensing apocalyptic space drama … Read more

Netflix to invest $100 million to improve diversity in film and TV

When Netflix launched its first TV shows in 2013 like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, the company aspired to tell stories that weren’t available elsewhere. Not only in terms of the variety offered,  but the people and cultures brought to the screen. As Netflix expanded into films and documentaries, the content … Read more

John Keedwell GBCT “2020 and all that”

2020 AND ALL THAT The bongs of the famous Westminster bell have now fallen silent after midnight, and the year 2020 has finally been put to rest. Perhaps one the strangest and most frustrating years the world has experienced outside of wartime, yet 2020 has left many casualties along the way. Most of us either … Read more

One of Us creates vfx magic for Netflix’s Bridgerton

Netflix’s Bridgerton – created by Chris Van Dusen – is visually lavish throughout, and the architecture, interior and exterior, is more than just a backdrop to the story. The romantic, scandalous and quick-witted series set amid the beau monde of Regency London is based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels and follows Daphne Bridgerton as she … Read more

Netflix to open office in Canada

Ten years ago Canadians invited Netflix into their homes for the first time. And whether it’s been bringing new life to the story of a famous red-head from PEI (Anne with an E), following a rag-tag group of survivalists into the forests of Quebec (Jusqu’au déclin), or having a little fun with fire (Blown Away), … Read more

Netflix welcomes the new year with two new production facilities in Korea

Following increasing demand from viewers for Korean series and films, Netflix is establishing two production facilities in Paju-si and Yeoncheon-gun, just outside of Seoul, in Gyeonggi Province, Korea. At YCDSMC – Studio 139, Netflix will lease six stages and supporting spaces of approximately 9,000 square metres. At Samsung Studio, the company will lease three stages … Read more