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Creative projects are documenting life under lockdown

Creative projects are documenting life under lockdown

Written by Shona Smith on Apr 21, 2020. Posted in Production News

Documentary features, scripted drama shorts and web series are being made that capture the world during this unprecedented time.  With much of the world under lockdown measures, sets and studios are empty but local production companies are using the time to make creative projects under the new, challenging conditions.

Coronavirus: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Coronavirus: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Written by Shona Smith on Mar 20, 2020. Posted in General Interest

The coronavirus pandemic is now truly a global issue, with cases across the US and Europe spiking. For the production industry, it’s led to a dramatic collapse in work. Shoots have been put on hold throughout the world, from big Hollywood projects such as Baz Luhrmann untitled Elvis movie through to ongoing series like Stranger Things. About 120,000 film industry workers have already lost their jobs in Hollywood alone, according to the US entertainment industry union IATSE.

The Big Question

The Big Question

Written by The Location Guide on Mar 19, 2020. Posted in General Interest

Coronavirus is leading to daily cancellations of festivals, events and filming so one of the big questions at the moment is what will happen to Cannes Film. For now it is still a definitely, possibly, maybe.

1917 eclipses the competition at 2020 BAFTA Film Awards

1917 eclipses the competition at 2020 BAFTA Film Awards

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 3, 2020. Posted in Awards and Festivals

1917 dominated the 2020 BAFTA Film Awards, sweeping seven of the categories. Joker entered the night with the most nominations which translated into three wins on the night. Awards season favourites including Parasite, Little Women, Jojo Rabbit and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood all found success but, despite being nominated in ten categories, The Irishman went home empty handed.

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