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BFI's Press Reset campaign calls for more disabled talent in the screen industries

BFI's Press Reset campaign calls for more disabled talent in the screen industries

Written by Joe Jackson on Dec 2, 2021. Posted in General Interest

The BFI, together with its Disability Screen Advisory Group, has launched a new initiative called Press Reset. The second iteration of this digital campaign, Press Reset 2021 tackles the damaging impacts of ableism, and urgently calls for the screen sector to change how it engages with disabled talent behind and in front of the camera.

Hollywood’s first NFT-funded film will benefit from new studio investment

Hollywood’s first NFT-funded film will benefit from new studio investment

Written by Joe Jackson on Dec 1, 2021. Posted in General Interest

An investment group specialising in the non-fungible token (NFT) market is set to fund a new production studio. NFT Investments PLC will inject USD1 million into NFT Studios in exchange for 20% of their shares. The investment is made collaboration with executive producer Niels Juul and his production company NoFatEgo. Together, the participating parties hope to produce Hollywood’s first feature film funded entirely by NFTs.

New CEO will lead Screen Yorkshire in January 2022

New CEO will lead Screen Yorkshire in January 2022

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 29, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Screen Yorkshire has appointed Caroline Cooper Charles as its new Chief Executive Officer. She will replace Sally Joynson, who is retiring after 16 years at the helm of the business. On 1st January 2022, Caroline will move from her current position as Screen Yorkshire’s Head of Creative – where she oversees the company’s talent development programmes Film Office and Yorkshire Content Fund. 

Voting now open for EUFCN Location Award 2021

Voting now open for EUFCN Location Award 2021

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 23, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced its finalists for this year’s Location Award. Marking the fifth edition of the competition, the EUFCN’s annual prize is for European locations in the film and television industries. Voting is now open to the public, and five locations will compete for best European filming location of the year.

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