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Malory Towers returns for fifth season 

Malory Towers returns for fifth season 

Written by Kianna Best on Jun 14, 2024. Posted in Production News

Enid Blyton adaptive series Malory Towers is set to premiere its fifth season across CBBC and BBC iPlayer this week. Unlike series’ one through four, the upcoming fifth series shot at The Bottle Yard Studios and on location in the South West of England from early August to September 2023. The children’s drama is produced by King Bert Productions.

RTS  London Convention 2024 announced

RTS London Convention 2024 announced

Written by Kianna Best on May 1, 2024. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The Royal Television Society have announced the RTS London Convention 2024 to be held on 17 September. Chaired by Netflix’s Anna Mallet, the convention will feature a line-up of high-profile industry leaders on a number of panels for the event titled The Next Episode: Keeping Our Creative Edge. Places for the convention are available to book now.

New streaming service Freely launches

New streaming service Freely launches

Written by Kianna Best on Apr 30, 2024. Posted in General Interest

UK broadcasters BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have joined forces to launch new streaming service Freely. Led by Everyone TV, the platform is available on the next generation of smart TVs, providing on demand content for free. This marks the first time that all broadcasters have come together for a streaming proposition.

Climate Spring announce return of The Hot House development Lab

Climate Spring announce return of The Hot House development Lab

Written by Kianna Best on Apr 22, 2024. Posted in General Interest

Today, Climate Spring announced the return of their The Hot House development lab for scripted long-form television and feature film projects. Run in partnership with BBC Writers and Film London, this year’s initiative will incentivise screenwriters to craft engaging and relatable climate stories set in a near future without fossil fuels and polluting practices. Applications are open from today until 30 June at midnight.

Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black films in London

Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black films in London

Written by Kianna Best on Apr 10, 2024. Posted in Production News

This Friday 12 April, Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black will make its premiere. Capturing the short lived career of the jazz singer, the film stars Marisa Abela as Winehouse. Capturing key London based settings that contributed to the life of the singer, filming took place on location at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, outside Winehouse’s first flat in Camden Town and at Primrose Hill.

Japan opens first round of extended production incentive

Japan opens first round of extended production incentive

Written by Kianna Best on Feb 27, 2024. Posted in Incentive News

Next month, Japan will open up the first round of submissions for their extended film and TV production incentive. The funding scheme offers a 50% reimbursement for qualifying expenditure in Japan, with a cap of USD 6.66 million. Targeting larger projects, the minimum spend required to qualify for the incentive is USD 3.3 million.

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