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Birmingham-born Artist Screens Provocative Art Film at London Fashion Week

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Birmingham-born designer Osman Yousefzada joined the small but growing number of designers who forgo the traditional runway in favour of more creative and / or sustainable options. For his London…

The Making of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’

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RTS Midlands is putting one the country’s biggest shows under the spotlight in a special event in Birmingham on March 11th. ITV’s I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! returns…

New ‘Whole Picture Programme’ revealed to tackle ‘mental health crisis’ within the screen industries

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Regarded as a a pioneering industry-led action plan for better mental health in the film, TV and cinema industry, the Whole Picture Programme has been announced. Nearly nine people in 10…

How Birmingham’s Pebble Mill Studios launched Kim Vithana’s career

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Actor Kim Vithana spoke to The Stage as part of her interview entitled "Actor Kim Vithana: My first job led to a career in film and television", as told to…

Short Film and Cash Prizes for Scriptwriting Competition – Deadline February 11th

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Enter Stage Write, an annual West Midlands scriptwriting competition, will return to Birmingham in 2020 for its third edition where budding writers have the opportunity to see their work brought…

Birmingham Families Wanted for hit TV show – Deadline February 17th

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CBBC is looking for 8-14 year olds to take part in the next series of Marrying Mum and Dad, the hit TV show where kids organise their parents’ Big Day. If…

Oscars 2020: The Complete Winners List

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It was an historic night for Best Picture at the 92nd Oscars, as Parasite became the first non-English language film to win the top prize, capping off a banner night for Bong Joon…

Show Fund 2020 Open for Film Exhibitors

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The Show Fund is Film Hub Midlands' largest open fund, and is for film exhibition projects that support our priorities. It is open to all film exhibitors, from full time…

Young Solihull Stars receive Oscars treatment

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AS it is annual awards season, Solihull’s Minwood Lane film school rolled out the red carpet for its very own glamorous black tie Oscars 2020. The children’s screen acting academy…

Nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2020 announced

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The nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2020, sponsored by Avid, have been announced. The BBC leads the way with 28 nominations overall across 17 of the 19 categories,…

The Royal Television Society opens 2020 bursary schemes – Deadline June 30th

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The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s forum for television and related media, has launched its bursary scheme for 2020, further expanding opportunities and eligibility for students across the UK. This…

ScreenSkills Film ‘Make a Move Funding’ – Deadline March 31st

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Make a Move encourages the on-the-job training of crew identified by productions as ready to move up into a more senior role with some support. At the end of the…

Funding for Women’s Leadership Development – Deadline February 14th

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A pool of scholarships are currently available for women in the UK to participate in a range of leadership development courses. This is a limited pool of seed funding and prompt registration…

Applications for Grierson DocLab 2020 are now open! Deadline March 20th

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Grierson DocLab is a training scheme that helps new entrants thrive in the world of factual and documentary programme-making. The scheme takes place over the course of one year and…

Apply for the BFI NETWORK Weekender! Deadline February 24th

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The The BFI NETWORK's weekend long talent development programme is back for 2020! The BFI NETWORK Weekender is an initiative designed to to invigorate, challenge, inspire and connect the most…

Apply for Pitch Pot Funding – Film Hub Midlands

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Film Hub Midlands want to create opportunities for audiences across the Midlands to engage with the widest range of film and in as many places as possible so their Pitch…
Steven Knight (Writer and Executive Producer) on the set of Peaky Blinders at the Black Country Living Museum

Birmingham’s Peaky Blinders creator to open Film and TV studios in Digbeth

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Work is set to start this year on 'Brummiewood' in Digbeth, a multi million pound Birmingham media village comprising of film and TV studios, and space for houses, bars and…

Nominees Announced: Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Awards – March 19th

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Congratulations to all of this years Student Awards nominees! Along with the regional awards and craft awards, the second Sir Lenny Henry Award will also be presented. The winners will…

‘Father’s Daze’, filmed in Birmingham and Redditch, premieres February 6th

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A FULL house is expected at the Artrix cinema in Bromsgrove on Thursday, February 6 for the premiere of Father’s Daze, a film produced and directed by BeeBee Films, a…

Black Country film to highlight the horrors of domestic violence

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THE horror of domestic violence and the importance of tackling it in society will be showcased in a film created by a Black Country charity. The team at the Saleem…

Winners announced: EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) 2020

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The winners of the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) 2020 have been announced at the ceremony hosted by Graham Norton at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Sunday 2…

Outdoor cinema returns to Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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A popular outdoor film event is returning to Birmingham and Coventry this summer two of the region's most beautiful locations. Summer Screens is returning to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Coventry…

Ambitious creative studios plan in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

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A heritage regeneration company has put forward bold plans to revitalise an under-used area of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, with a creative and media centre, complete with commercial studio space, retail…

West Midlands daytime drama ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’ back for Series 3!

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Stratford will be thrust into the television limelight once again on February 3rd as the BBC drama Shakespeare and Hathaway returns for its third series. The series is produced by…

Obituary: Tony Garnett, Birmingham-born pioneer of TV social realism

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Tony Garnett, who has died aged 83, was a revolutionary force in UK TV and film, producing dramas that would be controversial, dramatically brilliant and – especially with his later work…
On the location for the filming of "Thank You for Smoking", Jason Reitman, director, held by James Whitaker, director of photography, center, and Ted Ayd, gaffer, films a scene from atop the Hyatt Regency, where Reitman films the street and his foot by leaning over the side with a camera.

Record spend for 2019 UK production

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Official figures published the Research and Statistics Unit of the BFI, the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image, reveal the highest spend ever on film and…

Birmingham sitcom ‘Man Like Mobeen’ beloved by Chris Morris, Charlie Brooker and Idris Elba

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'Man Like Mobeen' is the cult sitcom beloved of Chris Morris, Charlie Brooker and Idris Elba. Gary Ryan visits the show's set in Birmingham to discover that it isn’t just…

EE films 5G spot starring Bastille at Birmingham New Street Station

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A new spot promoting EE’s rollout of 5G across the UK saw the brand stage “The Worlds First 5G-powered AR performance” at Birmingham's New Street Station. British band Bastille, who…

Nominate British Asian Film and Creative Talent in the ACTA Awards – Deadline March 20th

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Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTA) recognise British Asian talent in a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, comedy, music, dance, visual arts and contribution to…

BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew Mentoring Programme

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Are you an LGBTQ+ identified filmmaker looking to take the next step in your career?   The BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew Mentoring programme in partnership with BFI NETWORK returns…