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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.

All-star UK jury announced for Gerety Awards 2022   

All-star UK jury announced for Gerety Awards 2022  

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 22, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

A star-studded line-up of leading businesswomen will represent the UK as part of 2022’s Gerety Awards Grand Jury. Named after copywriter Frances Gerety (who coined the iconic De Beers slogan: “A diamond is forever”) the awards ceremony celebrates the best women in advertising and marketing. UK representatives on this year’s jury include: Chaka Sobhani, global chief creative officer at Leo Burnett Worldwide, and Imali Hettiarachchi, global brand strategist at the LEGO Group.

BAFTA's albert Climate Content Pledge signed by major UK broadcasters at COP26

BAFTA's albert Climate Content Pledge signed by major UK broadcasters at COP26

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 18, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Twelve of the UK’s largest broadcasters have promised to create content that will educate audiences about the ongoing climate crisis. Major figures from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky were among those committed to telling stories about the climate thanks to a pledge convened by BAFTA organisation albert. The channels and platforms controlled by signees of the Climate Content Pledge represent 70% of British film and television.

Uruguay’s open borders spell more good news for Latin American media industries

Uruguay’s open borders spell more good news for Latin American media industries

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 17, 2021. Posted in Production News

After being closed to external travellers, Uruguay is finally opening up its borders. The film and television industries in Latin America are beginning to show signs of recovery, and the latest news signifies another important step for local producers. New arrivals in Uruguay must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of embarkation – but they do not need to quarantine.

Advertorial: Film Locations

Advertorial: Film Locations

Written by The Location Guide on Nov 15, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Film Locations is the UK’s top direct location booking platform, serving major brands across the media industries. We are the UK’s first platform to allow creators to search, enquire, and book directly with a stunning library of properties across the country.

Cairns site unveiled for Queensland’s new studio complex

Cairns site unveiled for Queensland’s new studio complex

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 15, 2021. Posted in Production News

The Queensland Government and Screen Queensland have announced that a new film and television studio complex will open in the city of Cairns from mid-2022. The new Screen Queensland Studios is set to complement a similar construction in Brisbane as well as the Village Roadshow Studios on the Goldcoast. Together, the three complexes will create a state-wide studios network in one of Australia’s most popular states for media production.

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