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Paramount+ announces cast for new series The Killing Kind

Paramount+ announces cast for new series The Killing Kind

Written by Kianna Best on Feb 2, 2023. Posted in Production News

Paramount+ announced on 30 January the casting for new original UK drama series The Killing Kind. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Jane Casey, The series will be produced by Eleventh Hour Films. Shot on location  at Bristol’s The Bottle Yard Studios and moving to London later this year, the new series will star Emma Appleton and Colin Morgan as the leading characters.

BFI awards GBP 15.2 milion to 11 UK-wide strategic partners

BFI awards GBP 15.2 milion to 11 UK-wide strategic partners

Written by Kianna Best on Feb 1, 2023. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The BFI announced today the awarding of GBP 15.2 million in National lottery funding to 11 UK based strategic partners, spread over three years. Getting ready to implement the BFI’s 10 year National Lottery Funding Scheme, this investment will aid the growth of cinema audiences, seek to engage more 16-25 year olds in film, and support talent development across the UK.

Advertorial: Radisson RED opens its doors in the iconic and historical city of Liverpool

Advertorial: Radisson RED opens its doors in the iconic and historical city of Liverpool

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 31, 2023. Posted in General Interest

As a well-known centre of arts and culture, as well as being Britain’s second most filmed-in city, Liverpool is a buzzing creative hub. From Ryan Coogler’s Creed to Barbara Streisand’s 1983 directorial debut Yentl, the northern city is full of endless filmic possibilities and home to a long-standing history of cinema creations. 

Sustaining the film cash rebate

Sustaining the film cash rebate

Written by Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante on Jan 31, 2023. Posted in Contributors

Two decades ago, countries began to compete for the hosting of international filming by creating a scheme whereby foreign producers are partially refunded for their monies spent in the country.   Government appointed economists calculated the “multiplier effect’ of the monies brought in by foreign productions, how they stimulated economies and how much taxation would be created down the line to render such schemes sustainable.

Spike Lee to be honoured with BFI Fellowship

Spike Lee to be honoured with BFI Fellowship

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 30, 2023. Posted in Awards and Festivals

General sale for tickets to the honouring of writer, actor, producer, author and NYU Grad Film Tenured professor Spike Lee will go on sale today at 4pm GMT. Lee will be honoured with the BFI Fellowship, the highest honour to be bestowed by the BFI. The filmmaker’s work includes his Academy Award-winning BlacKkKlansman and classics such as She’s Gotta Have It, later adapted for the Netflix series of the same title, and Do The Right Thing. The ceremony will take place at the BFI Southbank on 13 February, hosted by BFI Chair Tim Richards and BFI Chief Executive Ben Roberts.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly screen industry on the rise

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly screen industry on the rise

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 30, 2023. Posted in General Interest

Following a new lottery-funded report by Screen Cornwall and BFI, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly shows an increasing potential in the screen sector. On it’s way to becoming a “screen cluster of national significance”, the region’s impending success is credited to the recent successes in domestic independent filmmaking rooted in Cornish heritage and a skilled and growing regional crewbase. Recent projects to film in Cornwall include HBO's House of the Dragon and Hallmark's The Presence of Love. 

Belfast’s RENDR Festival to bring blockbuster lineup of film and tv talent

Belfast’s RENDR Festival to bring blockbuster lineup of film and tv talent

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 27, 2023. Posted in Awards and Festivals

RENDR, the new creative industries festival set to take place next month in Belfast revealed its lineup of speakers on 25 January. Those in attendance include professionals whose credits span The Mandalorian, The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and more. Taking place from 23-24 February, the event will be held at Portview Trade Centre in Belfast.

Aria Studios launches in North Wales

Aria Studios launches in North Wales

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 26, 2023. Posted in Production News

Aria Studios launched today in North Wales, expanding the production energy even further in the region. Established by Rondo Media and S4C Digital Media Limited, The Location Guide had the opportunity to speak with Rondo Media's Chief Executive Officer Gareth Williams on the launch of the new studio facility, what filmmakers can look forward to and why North Wales was the perfect choice.

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