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Film USA reveals debut pavilion schedule for Cannes Film Festival 2022

Film USA reveals debut pavilion schedule for Cannes Film Festival 2022

Written by Joe Jackson on May 18, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Film USA has released its pavilion schedule for Cannes Film Festival 2022. A range of events and special talks have been organised to help attendees understand the breadth and depth of America's filmmaking scene. There are several opportunities to learn from industry specialists and interact with members of the international production community, including the FOCUS London and makers & shakers Awards mixer.  This is Film USA's first time at the festival.

USD350 million film studio will be developed in Ghana

USD350 million film studio will be developed in Ghana

Written by Joe Jackson on May 18, 2022. Posted in General Interest

A major new film studio and production house is being built in Ghana. The construction will be located across approximately 321 acres, creating one of the first major studios of its kind in Africa. Entrepreneur Nana Dakrabo I – also known as Michael B. Pratt – is leading the development of this state-of-the-art facility. He will partner with musician and producer Koby Maxwell, actor Michael Blackson and Washington DC’s WEG Studios, aiming to invigorate Ghanaian media production.

UK Global Screen Fund extended for three more years with GBP21 million boost

UK Global Screen Fund extended for three more years with GBP21 million boost

Written by Joe Jackson on May 17, 2022. Posted in General Interest

The government has confirmed that the UK Global Screen Fund will be injected with additional funding worth GBP21 million. Following a successful GBP7 million pilot year, this boost is set to extend the project for three more years. Administered by the BFI, the fund is designed to support independent companies and productions. More than 65 awards were granted using the UK Global Screen Fund during its pilot year.

Entries now open for makers & shakers Awards 2022!

Entries now open for makers & shakers Awards 2022!

Written by Joe Jackson on May 17, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The Location Guide, makers magazine and the FOCUS show are calling for entries to the makers & shakers Awards 2022. Launched at BAFTA in December 2019, the ceremony celebrates excellence in global production. The incoming makers & shakers Awards takes place on 7th December 2022, the final day of the annual FOCUS show in London. The awards are free to enter - and you can nominate yourself as well as your colleagues.

Hugo Boss and NM Productions shoot commercial in Dubai

Hugo Boss and NM Productions shoot commercial in Dubai

Written by Joe Jackson on May 16, 2022. Posted in On Location

NM Productions were commissioned by Hugo Boss for a spot in Dubai. The team produced this commercial for the brand’s latest Watches & Jewellery campaign. Created at the height of the pandemic, the shoot in Dubai took place over four days (and included a night shoot). Directorial duo We Are Animal from NM Productions worked on the project with creative agency Triptyque.

Kids programmes HOW and The Makery filmed at Bristol's Bottle Yard Studios

Kids programmes HOW and The Makery filmed at Bristol's Bottle Yard Studios

Written by Joe Jackson on May 13, 2022. Posted in Production News

A new series of CITV’s kids factual series HOW is now airing after filming at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios in January and February earlier this year. The popular show for children began over fifty years ago, returning to screens with a rebooted version in 2020. Kent-based production company Terrific Television were already familiar with the West of England’s biggest filming facility, basing at Bottle Yard Studios to shoot another youth series - The Makery - for Sky Kids.

BFI unveils events programme for Cannes 2022's UK Pavilion

BFI unveils events programme for Cannes 2022's UK Pavilion

Written by Joe Jackson on May 12, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The BFI has revealed a line-up of industry events at Cannes Film Festival’s UK Pavilion. Several of these events are set to be hosted by directors Mark Jenkin, Charlotte Wells and Joseph Pierce, who have work premiering in the festival’s Official Selection category. There will also be discussion events with leading international industry players, addressing urgent issues for the industry globally. All of the events are open to festival and market delegates alongside press members attending the festival. 

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