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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.

straight 8 shootout online announces line-up and details of FOCUS premier

straight 8 shootout online announces line-up and details of FOCUS premier

Written by Shona Smith on Nov 22, 2019. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The line-up for this shootout includes Prettybird, Progress Film Company, Spindle, Ana, Marshall Street Editors, The Network Productions, Groundglass, Adelphoi Music and more. Each 2.5 minute short film will premier live at FOCUS The Meeting Place for International Production in Islington, London on December 3rd at 09:45 GMT. Attendance is free with a delegate pass available here.

straight 8 shootout online #2 calls for entries and announces new partners

straight 8 shootout online #2 calls for entries and announces new partners

Written by Shona Smith on Sep 18, 2019. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Hot on the heels of shootout at cannes 2019, straight 8 - the global one-super-8-cartridge-no-editing film challenge - has launched its next ‘shootout’: a chance for creative companies worldwide to compete for charity with a new super 8 short film, made entirely in-camera, and seen for the first time, even by them, at the online premiere in December.

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