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BECTU’s urgent online gathering – April 1st

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BECTU's urgent online gathering for crew in Post Production and Facilities to discuss COVID-19 & the Chancellor's Freelance package Please join BECTU on Wednesday 1st of April for The Rough…

Free Creative Industries Federation Membership for six months

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Here is a message from The Creative Industries Federation Membership, who are offering free membership for six months: It’s clear that our creativity and problem-solving abilities are going to be…

ICO offers free course for film Exhibitors

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The Independent Cinema Office's guide to building audiences from the ground up is now free. Read their message below:   We know this is a difficult time. There's a lot…

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Announced for Film/TV workers

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The BFI and The Film and TV Charity set up a new Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund with a £1m donation from Netflix published 24 March 2020 by filmtvcharity.org.uk…

BBC calls for scripts about Self Isolation – Deadline March 30th

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BBC Writersroom believes in the power of stories and storytellers to keep us hopeful, entertained and to help us make sense of the world, particularly in such a strange and…

Film/TV production contingency plan during coronavirus

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Source: www.broadcastnow.co.uk Read below for an outline of best practice for a coronavirus contingency plan, from Derek Drennan, founder of small indie advisory The Nest:   Productions across the UK…

The Talent Manager’s Coronavirus FAQ’s for Freelancers

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Read below the Talent Manager's Guide for Freelancers in the industry: updated 17/03/2020   Freelancing in TV has always been a difficult and precarious career option – and it takes resilience to make it work. Everyone…

Latest Covid-19 updates and guidance for exhibitors and venues

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Published 17/03/2020 The Bigger Picture has published a summary of guidance for film exhibitors and venues in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Read it below:   The UK Cinema Association has…

Film Hub Midlands’ Coronavirus message

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A message from Film Hub Midlands: We will continue in any way we can to support the people and communities across our cinemas, festivals, filmmakers, producers, film clubs, and all…
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Bafta TV awards postponed due to coronavirus

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The annual TV Bafta awards have been postponed because of coronavirus. Organisers have said that the ceremony, due to take place on 17 May with nominations announced on 26 April, will now be…

BFI issues coronavirus message to industry

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BFI chief executive Ben Roberts has issued a statement on the novel coronavirus outbreak amid a wave of production and festival postponements and theatre closures around the globe. Concerns over…

RTS Programme Awards 2020 – Full Nominee List – March 17th

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Update: The RTS Programme Awards 2020, in partnership with Audio Network, will be live streamed at 7pm on 17th March. Watch the RTS Programme Awards 2020 here from 7pm on 17th…

COVID-19 advice for freelancers in the screen industries

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Amid the uncertainty of Covid-19, screen industry groups are offering information to freelancers and the self-employed. Read below to see advice and guidance from the UK government, as well as…

UK Film & TV Industry hope for public intervention due to coronavirus

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A leading UK film sales company is calling for public intervention to support the industry as it scrambles to deal with the fast-changing and various impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.…

Birmingham students’ film night to raise funds for charity – March 29th

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A group of Birmingham students are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for local youth homelessness charity St Basils with a series of fundraising events, including a special screening of…

Back In Screenings celebrate emerging black British filmmakers

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The upcoming filmmakers exiting the BACK IN programme will be premiering their new films at The Electric Cinema, supported by Punch Records. As part of its development programmes, Punch Records…

Enter Stage Write Screenwriting and Playwright competition – March 11th

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Award-nominated production company Transition Stage Company presents Enter Stage Write, a glittering awards night celebrating new writing from a nationwide screenwriting and playwright competition. An X Factor style writing event showcasing West Midlands acting…

Top Coventry director passes on her skills to college students

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Young filmmakers at Stratford College were thrilled to receive a few tips from a top director during a recent visit to the campus. Coventry-based film director Debbie Isitt dropped by to…

MIPTV 2020 in Cannes cancelled

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The 2020 edition of MIPTV, due to take place March 30-April 2 in Cannes, has been cancelled this year due to coronavirus concerns. MIPDoc and MIPFormats, programmed for March 28-29,…

Gujarati feature filmed in Birmingham set for release

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After announcing his debut Gujarati film, Actor Vatsal Sheth confirms that he has wrapped up filming "Hu Mari Wife Ne Ano Husband". He says it’s a wild comedy film which…

New creative diversity research centre launching in Birmingham

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Lenny Henry is to front a new research centre dedicated to diversity in the media. The comedian and actor is one of four co-founders of the project, which aims to hold…

Celebrate Midlands films with Rural Media – March 4th

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Rural Media invites you to celebrate the remarkable young filmmaking talent emerging locally and across the Midlands. Join them as they screen a selection of creative short films. These include…

BAME Sound Assistant Trainee Wanted for HETV Production

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A boom operator trainee is wanted for a HETV production filming in the UK from May 2020 - September 2020. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn from…

Girls In Film Fund – Deadline March 4th

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Girls in Film and Dr. Martens stand by the belief that any woman, anywhere can take on anything, even when faced with knock backs. Read on to hear what they…

New TV Skills Bootcamp to support creative talent in the West Midlands

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The region’s independent TV sector is calling on creative talent from across the West Midlands to join an innovative new skills bootcamp. The West Midlands Combined Authority is funding the…

‘Undateables’ and ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ Seeking Contributors in the West Midlands

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Singletons and engaged couples are wanted for upcoming filming of hit TV shows Undateables and Don't Tell the Bride. Undateables Uplifting Channel 4 show The Undateables is making a return…
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Get Your Accreditation for Festival de Cannes!

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The Festival de Cannes is reserved for film industry professionals. You can receive accreditation as a journalist, a participant in the Marché du Film, or as a cinema lover aged…

NFTS Film and TV Masterclass in Birmingham – February 29th

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The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is excited to continue its new Access NFTS programme with an event in Birmingham. These pop-up events are designed to find, inform, engage and inspire a new generation of…

Birmingham-born Designer 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…