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Young Director Award reveals 2020 winners

Young Director Award reveals 2020 winners

Written by Shona Smith on Aug 5, 2020. Posted in Awards and Festivals

In what was deemed an ‘exceptional year’ for the Young Directors Award by Jury Chairman Karim Bartoletti fifty awards were awarded during an online ceremony. The year was notable not only because of the impact of Covid-19 which shifted the awards online, but due to the quality of work entered which saw two entries crowned with the Special Jury Award.

Government backed UK insurance fund to unlock production spend in the wake of coronavirus

Government backed UK insurance fund to unlock production spend in the wake of coronavirus

Written by Shona Smith on Aug 5, 2020. Posted in General Interest

A government backed GBP500 million fund for film and television production struggling to secure insurance for Covid-related costs in the UK will kickstart production in the wake of Coronavirus. Insurance and Coronavirus-related losses for cast member and crew illnesses, film in delays or disruptions caused by the ongoing battle against Coronavirus will be covered by the fund.

MAKERS & SHAKERS AWARDS 2020 JURY ANNOUNCED

MAKERS & SHAKERS AWARDS 2020 JURY ANNOUNCED

Written by The Location Guide on Jul 30, 2020. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The Location Guide is delighted to announce the first panel of judges for the makers & shakers Awards 2020, supported by EQUALS. Selecting the right mix of judges is absolutely vital so we have invited leading professionals, with the range of knowledge, expertise and skills to evaluate excellence in the industry, to join us:

Advertorial: The Royal Forest of Dean is open for filming

Advertorial: The Royal Forest of Dean is open for filming

Written by The Location Guide on Jul 29, 2020. Posted in General Interest

Forest Film Locations is an introduction service, provided without cost, for all parties wanting to film in the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The forest provides filmmakers with six very different filming locations all within six miles of each other. They were previously unavailable for exclusive filming in their summer season and are large enough to respond to COVID-19 film industry working regulations.

Job sharing is providing solutions in the wake of Covid-19

Job sharing is providing solutions in the wake of Covid-19

Written by Shona Smith on Jul 28, 2020. Posted in General Interest / Interviews

Job sharing has long provided solutions for freelance workers with caring commitments and physical or mental health issues – all of which the pandemic has put under a microscope. For creative companies remerging from lockdown into an entirely new landscape, the flexibility that job sharing provides is proving beneficial says Michelle Reynolds of Share my Telly Job an online community built for Freelancers in the Television industry who are hoping to find more flexible working contracts.

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