Film / TV


UK Film, High-End TV Production Spend Hits £6.3bn Record In 2022, but Indie Film Spend Down 31% (SD)

A record £6.3bn was spent on film and high-end television (HETV) production in the UK in 2022, up 11.1% on 2021; but spend on independent UK filmmaking dropped by 31% year on year... More

N. Ireland Journeys From Building Ships to Screen Hits (AFP)

For much of the last century Belfast's dockyards dominated global shipbuilding but now the harbour that built Titanic is the launchpad for some of the world's biggest TV and film r... More

Ireland Film and TV Production Spend Tops €361M In 2022 (Screen Daily)

Although a fall from the record high of €500m in 2021, this has been deemed exceptional due to the increased level of activity taking place following the Covid-related production... More

European Film Market Poised For Big Return (Screen Daily)

The Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM) returns next month as an in-person event for the first time in three years – and it seems like a good number of buyers and sellers ar... More

New Welsh TV Studio Officially Opens Its Doors (TVBEurope)

Aria Studios, a brand new 20,000 square foot fully soundproofed film and television studio in North Wales, has officially opened. The studio is aiming to deliver sustainable produc... More

Localisation is Key to Market Growth During a Recession (Spherex Blog)

Given the increased competition between distribution platforms and the decline of theatrical distribution, how do companies stay competitive? How do they increase market share with... More

Three Steps to Radically Simplify Your Media Supply Chain Distribution Needs (Ateliere Blog)

The era of duplicating a media asset for delivery to every broadcast, OTT or exhibition partner in the modern media landscape needs to end.... More

Creating the Eerie Look of Horror Movie ‘Matriarch’ (TVBEurope)

Michelle Cort, senior colourist at Outpost Facilities, talks about using Sohonet's ClearView Flex to do live streams for the creepy horror movie.... More

Virtual Production Is Going Great, But… We Have Some Talent, Tech Challenges (NAB Amplify)

Virtual production is still in its early days, with widespread adoption limited to specific projects where it’s easily applicable. However, there are emerging trends around how V... More

Testronic Performs Content Quality Control For 2023 Golden Globe Nominated Films

Testronic announced that the company provided content QC testing services for 23 of the nominated films across 24 categories that will be celebrated at the 80th Golden Globes. Usin... More

Four Talking Points For the UK Film Industry In 2023 (Screen Daily)

A closer look at changes at the BFI, UK festivals, box office recovery and the Bafta Film Awards.... More

Tourism Ireland Opens International TV Fund (Televisual)

Producers of “high-quality” international programming that feature or are made in Ireland can submit proposals for part funding by 17th March 2023.... More

Clear Cut Pictures Continues Investment In EditShare Storage

EditShare announced it is maintaining a strong relationship with leading post group Clear Cut Pictures. The post house relies on EditShare’s EFS-450 storage across its central Lo... More

Bridging the Irish Sea for ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ (Sohonet Blog)

Within its first month of release after its Netflix debut, Fate was watched by 57 million subscribers, prompting the streamer to renew the series for a second season which has now ... More

9 Hollywood Blockbusters Actually Filmed in the UK (EP Blog)

Major US studios are taking advantage of what the UK has to offer, and clever set design and special effects make it a seamless hop across the pond.... More

France, Ireland Sign Film Co-Production Agreement (Screen)

If a film is certified as an official Franco-Irish co-production, it confers national status of all the co-production territories to the relevant production and can then receive lo... More

Shadow Machine Keeps Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ Up and Running With ClearView Flex (Sohonet Blog)

While computer-generated animation proved itself far more resilient to lockdown than live-action production because artists could carry on their work at home without much disruptio... More

40 Production Finance Terms Every Filmmaker Should Know (EP Blog)

Your quick guide to everything from basic film financing terminology to complex legal language.... More

5 Minutes With Top VFX Editor Daniel Kepler (Sohonet Blog)

With over 65 features under his belt including major Marvel shows, VFX Editor Daniel Kepler is amongst the best and most prolific. Recently he’s been kept busy by CBS Studios on ... More

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