Hertsmere council to the west of London has approved a twenty-two soundstage studio called Sky Studios Eltree. In East London, Barking and Dagenham councillors approved plans for a GBP110 million new studio.
International production hubs are included on the list of quarantine exempt countries. From July 10, visitors and UK residents arriving in England from these countries will not have to self-isolate. Although the US is not included on the list, essential cast and crew have been exempted from quarantine in order to allow incoming productions based in the UK to get cameras rolling again.
The final deadline for the Gerety Awards is on July 17, with winners announced later in the year. The awards are a benchmark for creativity's future in a time when sharp lines are being drawn between words and action on the topic of equality.
Independent cinema, theatres, music venues, museums and other cultural organisations in England will be supported by a GBP1.15 billion package. The emergency rescue package will help cultural and heritage organisations stay afloat while doors are closed. The funding will support freelancers working in these sectors as paused projects will be able to restart.
The region wide crew and facilities service launched by Screen Yorkshire offers a platform for productions filming in Yorkshire to source experienced local crews and film and TV supply-chain companies.
The latest round of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive 2020 has granted nineteen productions a total of EUR8.2 million. US Comedy series Atlanta has been supported with a EUR555,446 contribution. Steve McQueen documentary Occupied City, about Amsterdam under Nazi occupation during World War II has been granted a financial contribution of EUR1,375,323.
Currently airing on the BBC, The Luminaries is the largest ever New Zealand TV series based on a local story that has ever been made in the country. Producer Lisa Chatfield says the BBC, TVNZ and Freemantle were "committed to ensuring that the series has the integrity and authenticity of the book - a story by a New Zealander, about New Zealand and made in New Zealand". Southern Light Films shot and produced the series in partnership with Working Title Television for the BBC.