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UK’s largest Dailies department launched by Twickenham Film Studios

UK’s largest Dailies department launched by Twickenham Film Studios

Written by Joe Jackson on Dec 17, 2021. Posted in General Interest

The UK’s largest and most state-of-the-art Dailies department has been unveiled by Twickenham Film Studios (TFS). The new Dailies set-up is lead by: Stuart Bryce, head of picture; Tomasz Witkowski, director of engineering and technology; and Jack Watts, head of technology and standards. The group will bring together a world-class team of Dailies creatives, colour scientists, artists and technical operators, delivering  the very best ‘tent-pole’ feature film and episodic work for major studios and streamers.

Winners announced for 8th Annual LMGI Awards

Winners announced for 8th Annual LMGI Awards

Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 23, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has revealed the winners for the 2021 edition of its annual awards event. Focusing on the theme ‘Celebrate the Where,’ the ceremony’s seven categories honoured the outstanding creative contributions of location professionals in film, television and commercials across the globe. It also applauded international film commissions that have demonstrated ‘above and beyond’ service during the production process.

Celebrated filmmaker David Yates set to receive Location Managers Guild International’s Honorary Eva Monley Award

Celebrated filmmaker David Yates set to receive Location Managers Guild International’s Honorary Eva Monley Award

Written by Joe Jackson on Sep 30, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

English director David Yates will receive this year’s Eva Monley Award from the Location Managers Guild International. The filmmaker – who directed the last four Harry Potter films as well as the Fantastic Beasts franchise – is being celebrated for evidencing ‘above and beyond’ support of the work of location professionals. He will receive the prize at the 8th Annual LGMI Awards on Saturday 23 October, which is free to stream but requires registration.

Film and HETV Production Spend in the UK Tops GBP2.84 billion in 2020

Film and HETV Production Spend in the UK Tops GBP2.84 billion in 2020

Written by Shona Smith on Feb 4, 2021. Posted in General Interest

The British Film Institute's Official 2020 statistics provide a positive outlook for the industry. Despite a nearly six month pause in physical production, the total UK spend on High end TV and film is down just  21% on 2019. Nearly GBP1.19 out of the total GBP2.34 spend was recorded in the final quarter, signalling significant recovery and a resilience of the UK industry.

Travel corridors and quarantine exemptions to help restart international filming

Travel corridors and quarantine exemptions to help restart international filming

Written by Shona Smith on Jul 8, 2020. Posted in General Interest

International production hubs are included on the list of quarantine exempt countries. From July 10, visitors and UK residents arriving in England from these countries will not have to self-isolate. Although the US is not included on the list, essential cast and crew have been exempted from quarantine in order to allow incoming productions based in the UK to get cameras rolling again.

Could Fantastic Beasts 3 be heading to Brazil?

Could Fantastic Beasts 3 be heading to Brazil?

Written by Shona Smith on Oct 23, 2019. Posted in General Interest

Fantastic Beasts creator J.K Rowling has implied  Fantastic Beasts 3 will be at least partially set in Brazil, but the question remains if the franchise head to film on location in the country? In the past, the Harry Potter spin-off based at Warner Bros.' Leavesden Studios, London has rarely left the country despite its international horizons.

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Location scouting in Tunisia: Dunes, dar's and deserted villages

Location scouting in Tunisia: Dunes, dar's and deserted villages

Written by Shona Smith on Apr 15, 2019. Posted in General Interest / On Location

In December 2018, Tunisia’s Tozeur International Film Festival (TOIFF) invited a group of eight location managers to attend its first edition, followed by a scout of the country. Looking to revive its international filming industry, our attendance at the festival and tour were conceived as ways to encourage international filming in Tunisia once again.

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