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New CEO will lead Screen Yorkshire in January 2022

New CEO will lead Screen Yorkshire in January 2022

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 29, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Screen Yorkshire has appointed Caroline Cooper Charles as its new Chief Executive Officer. She will replace Sally Joynson, who is retiring after 16 years at the helm of the business. On 1st January 2022, Caroline will move from her current position as Screen Yorkshire’s Head of Creative – where she oversees the company’s talent development programmes Film Office and Yorkshire Content Fund. 

Voting now open for EUFCN Location Award 2021

Voting now open for EUFCN Location Award 2021

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

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced its finalists for this year’s Location Award. Marking the fifth edition of the competition, the EUFCN’s annual prize is for European locations in the film and television industries. Voting is now open to the public, and five locations will compete for best European filming location of the year.

BAFTA's albert Climate Content Pledge signed by major UK broadcasters at COP26

BAFTA's albert Climate Content Pledge signed by major UK broadcasters at COP26

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 18, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Twelve of the UK’s largest broadcasters have promised to create content that will educate audiences about the ongoing climate crisis. Major figures from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky were among those committed to telling stories about the climate thanks to a pledge convened by BAFTA organisation albert. The channels and platforms controlled by signees of the Climate Content Pledge represent 70% of British film and television.

Cairns site unveiled for Queensland’s new studio complex

Cairns site unveiled for Queensland’s new studio complex

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 15, 2021. Posted in Production News

The Queensland Government and Screen Queensland have announced that a new film and television studio complex will open in the city of Cairns from mid-2022. The new Screen Queensland Studios is set to complement a similar construction in Brisbane as well as the Village Roadshow Studios on the Goldcoast. Together, the three complexes will create a state-wide studios network in one of Australia’s most popular states for media production.

New research links DC and Marvel inspiration to Merseyside’s famous shipbuilding town

New research links DC and Marvel inspiration to Merseyside’s famous shipbuilding town

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 8, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Wirral Council has discovered that the French author Jules Verne set his classic 1874 science fiction novel The Mysterious Island in the English town of Birkenhead. Verne’s artistic legacy shaped the DC and Marvel comic books as well as their contemporary film franchises. The new findings that link Birkenhead to The Mysterious Island imply that the small area lying across Liverpool’s River Mersey may have untapped star potential as a prime movie destination.

Smash hit Dune shot across four international locations

Smash hit Dune shot across four international locations

Written by Joe Jackson on Nov 3, 2021. Posted in On Location

Four primary locations underpin the widespread popularity and commercial success of Dune, the sci-fi epic recently released by Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment. Shot across different parts of Jordan, Abu Dhabi, Norway and Budapest, production designer Patrice Vernette emphatically declares “there is no Dune” without these particular destinations.

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