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Nominations revealed for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards

Nominations revealed for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards

Written by Joe Jackson on Jun 30, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has unveiled nominations for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards. This ceremony honours outstanding and creative visual contributions of international location professionals who work in film, television and the commercial industry. The winners will be celebrated at the LMGI Awards ceremony, which returns to a live in-person event on Saturday 27th August, 2022.

'Luzzu' raises the bar for Maltese filmmaking

'Luzzu' raises the bar for Maltese filmmaking

Written by Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante on Jun 30, 2022. Posted in Contributors

When watching any film that won at a leading international festival, I find there is an element of prejudice where one’s mind is already leaning towards receiving the film favourably, where for example one might be more patient.  But critical acclaim raises expectations and audiences expect to be well awarded for their time. This balances out, at least to my mind, any unfair prejudice towards the film. More patience in exchange for higher expectations.

straight 8 shootout 2022 is coming to London for UK premiere

straight 8 shootout 2022 is coming to London for UK premiere

Written by Joe Jackson on Jun 29, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The straight 8 shootout 2022 is coming to London. Short films were made by 21 creative companies for the Cannes edition of the shootout. Now, the films will premiere in the UK. Each film is two-and-a-half minutes long, created on one roll of super 8 with no post-production. The films will premiere in the UK on Thursday 30th June, at the Prince Charles Cinema Screen 1, in the heart of Leicester Square.

New York agency Big Spaceship expands to West Coast

New York agency Big Spaceship expands to West Coast

Written by Joe Jackson on Jun 29, 2022. Posted in General Interest

New York-based creative agency Big Spaceship is expanding to the West Coast. The expansion means the company will be closer to long-term clients such as Starbucks. At the same time, the move is designed to support new business partnerships with the likes of Amazon. Managing Director Stacey Zimmerman will lead the expansion, having relocated to Seattle for the opportunity.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker star in Plant Chicken spot

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker star in Plant Chicken spot

Written by Joe Jackson on Jun 27, 2022. Posted in Production News

Celebrity couple Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have collaborated with Daring Foods to support their Plant Chicken range. Daring spent a night with the newlyweds at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, two days after their marriage in Las Vegas. The company developed four special recipes for the couple to enjoy, and the shoot captured the pair’s adoration of Plant Chicken as well as their love for each other.

BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland launch initiative for emerging TV directors

BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland launch initiative for emerging TV directors

Written by Joe Jackson on Jun 27, 2022. Posted in General Interest

BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland are searching for the next generation of unscripted television directors. The initiative will give eight candidates the opportunity to produce and direct their first documentary with BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer. ‘Masterclasses’ will be offered by industry experts and practitioners throughout the project, nurturing the directorial voices of Scotland’s incoming filmmaking talent. Applications are now open, and closing date is scheduled for 12 July 2022.

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