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Spike Lee to be honoured with BFI Fellowship

Spike Lee to be honoured with BFI Fellowship

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 30, 2023. Posted in Awards and Festivals

General sale for tickets to the honouring of writer, actor, producer, author and NYU Grad Film Tenured professor Spike Lee will go on sale today at 4pm GMT. Lee will be honoured with the BFI Fellowship, the highest honour to be bestowed by the BFI. The filmmaker’s work includes his Academy Award-winning BlacKkKlansman and classics such as She’s Gotta Have It, later adapted for the Netflix series of the same title, and Do The Right Thing. The ceremony will take place at the BFI Southbank on 13 February, hosted by BFI Chair Tim Richards and BFI Chief Executive Ben Roberts.

Ama Ampadu appointed as BFI Film Fund’s new senior production and development executive

Ama Ampadu appointed as BFI Film Fund’s new senior production and development executive

Written by Kianna Best on Jan 24, 2023. Posted in General Interest

The BFI announced on Friday 20 January the instatement of independent producer Ama Ampadu as the new senior production and development executive for the BFI Film Fund. Replacing Kristin Irving, Ampadu will report to Natascha Warton, the Fund’s Head of Editorial, and work alongside Louise Ortega who joined as senior production and development executive last year, as well as editor-at-large Lizzie Francke.

The Inspiration Tour brings international showrunners to Côte d’Azur

The Inspiration Tour brings international showrunners to Côte d’Azur

Written by Kianna Best on Oct 10, 2022. Posted in On Location

From 20 to 23 September, a roster of global guests gathered on the Côte d’Azur for an “inspiration tour”, to discover the wonders of the county, from lanscapes to talent. With representatives from the USA, Israel and nations across Europe, attendees included showrunners from critically acclaimed projects such as Westworld, Mad Men and Insecure.

Socially conscious and female focussed commercials win big at 2022 Gerety Awards

Socially conscious and female focussed commercials win big at 2022 Gerety Awards

Written by Kianna Best on Sep 6, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The 2022 winners of the Gerety Awards have been announced today 6 Septemeber 2022. With a range of commercials that continue to resonate with the female audience and possess a sense of social commentary , winners included  Channel 4’s Super Human campaign for the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 and Vice Media’s Unfiltered History Tour.

Advertising campaigns for Women’s Euro 2022 shift commercial narrative around women’s sports

Advertising campaigns for Women’s Euro 2022 shift commercial narrative around women’s sports

Written by Kianna Best on Jul 20, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

As the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euros are well underway, advertising campaigns surrounding the sporting event are continuing to portray a new perspective of women and sports. From fans to players, women are shown as passionate and persevering in the broadcasted commercials across television and social media. Brands such as EE, Nike and Heineken are taking advantage of the growing viewer demographic and the more socially conscious direction that advertising has been taking.

Filmmakers for Ukraine launch charity screening programme

Filmmakers for Ukraine launch charity screening programme

Written by Kianna Best on Jul 14, 2022. Posted in Production News

Starting today, 14 July 2022, Filmmakers for Ukraine (FFU), launched by Crew United, will be hosting a charity screening of various Ukrainian centred films, documentaries, and shorts films. The programme was put in place to support the Ukrainian film industry and encourage the international filmmaking community to learn about the country and community. All films will be available for viewing on Pantaflix, a German streaming platform.

Shooting 'Flip' in Bulgaria: examining the Bronze Cannes Lion-winner with Pulse Films producer Neil Andrews

Shooting 'Flip' in Bulgaria: examining the Bronze Cannes Lion-winner with Pulse Films producer Neil Andrews

Written by Joe Jackson on Jul 6, 2022. Posted in Interviews

The Location Guide had a conversation with producer Neil Andrews from Pulse Films, celebrating the production company's 'Flip' commercial for B&Q winning a Bronze Lion for Achievement in Production at Cannes Lions 2022. We discussed how Neil and the team made the project a reality with Icon Films Sofia, exploring why Bulgaria was chosen for this monumental shoot.

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