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New six part podcast series launched by the Production Guild of Great Britain

New six part podcast series launched by the Production Guild of Great Britain

Written by Kianna Best on Jul 29, 2022. Posted in Contributors / Production News

Today 29 July 2022, the Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) have launched their new six part podcast series titled Meet the Producer. Hosted by film critic, presenter and producer Jason Solomons, the show aims to allow listeners to learn from industry professionals on how they have used their personal experiences when approaching their work.

'Luzzu' raises the bar for Maltese filmmaking

'Luzzu' raises the bar for Maltese filmmaking

Written by Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante on Jun 30, 2022. Posted in Contributors

When watching any film that won at a leading international festival, I find there is an element of prejudice where one’s mind is already leaning towards receiving the film favourably, where for example one might be more patient.  But critical acclaim raises expectations and audiences expect to be well awarded for their time. This balances out, at least to my mind, any unfair prejudice towards the film. More patience in exchange for higher expectations.

Location Filming in a Post-Pandemic World

Location Filming in a Post-Pandemic World

Written by Kent Matsuoka on Feb 9, 2022. Posted in Contributors

I recently got an opportunity to visit Disney's new Infinity Stage last week at their Burbank lot to witness a demonstration of ILM's StageCraft technology made famous on The Mandalorian. As illustrated in the image above, being Angelenos, we were all bundled up in our puffer jackets for the 60˚F cold-for-LA morning. However, soon we were transported from Burbank to New York, and halfway around the world to the tropical Maldives in the space of a couple mouse clicks, all without any of the hassle of flights and visas, or worrying about fluctuating currencies and political strife.

Your Step-by-Step Guide For Filming in Sri Lanka

Your Step-by-Step Guide For Filming in Sri Lanka

Written by Gopi Darmaratnam on Mar 9, 2021. Posted in Contributors

Sri Lanka is known for many things - tea, exotic beaches, wildlife, fresh fruits, hospitality, colonial buildings and many more. Not many know that it’s also a favourite destination for moviemakers. Thanks to the size of the country coupled with varying climate and landscape, this island is a moviemakers dream says Gopi Darmaratnam, from The Film Team Sri Lanka who guides us through the ins and outs of production in the country.

London Production Update Autumn 2020

London Production Update Autumn 2020

Written by on Sep 16, 2020. Posted in Contributors

The film industry recovery is gathering pace in the UK but some uncertainty remains as the infection rate rises and quarantine is imposed on returning travelers. The COVID-19 guidelines issued by various industry bodies has allowed some production to resume and the domestic film industry has been given hope by the announcement of a “Film and TV Restart Fund”, an insurance support fund of £500M which hopes to give some confidence to producers in these uncertain times.

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