Film / TV

 

Verbit Acquires Media Services Provider, Take 1

The deal bolsters Verbit’s growing presence in Europe following its acquisition of UK market research specialist Take Note in March. (more…)... More

Testronic Acquires Check Disc Labs, Giant Interactive

Testronic has acquired the businesses of US-based Check Disc Labs, Inc. and Giant Interactive. These new additions to the Testronic family will add 120 highly experienced engineers... More

Scripted Historical Series on the Rise as Commissions Soar (Ampere Insights)

The volume of Scripted Historical series commissions in North America and Western Europe increased by 33% between Q4 2020 and Q1 2022. This spike was combined with growth in the ge... More

Virtual Production: A New Era of Entertainment (postPerspective)

Virtual production is nothing short of a revolution for the entertainment industry. As nascent ideas of the metaverse begin to take shape, we know that the building blocks for this... More

BFI Study: ‘Critical Pressures’ on UK Indie Film (Televisiual)

A new BFI report shows that the UK independent film sector is under ‘critical pressure’ and recommends measures including an increase to film tax relief and an increase contrib... More

Pinewood Studios Submits £800M Expansion Plan for Approval (TVB)

Plans include a new £450 million screen industries growth hub, known as Centre Stage, based on a new 77-acre site at the iconic complex.... More

Innovating the Media Supply Chain in the Cloud (Televisual)

IMF holds the promise of a more streamlined workflow for content owners and distributors looking to create and send multiple localised versions. Ateliere Creative Technologies COO,... More

Why Content Culturalisation Matters During a Recession (Spherex Blog)

The media is currently reporting and hypothesising how a recession could impact the M&E industry. Will it reduce subscriber numbers, jobs, stock prices, and revenues? Who stand... More

Testronic Expands MQC Services to Warsaw, London

Testronic has added Master Quality Control (MQC) services to its UK and Poland operations. MQC is a crucial element of post-production in Film and TV, during which finished content... More

Streaming Boom Brings Film Subtitler ZOO Record Results (Evening Standard)

Shares in movie subtitle and dubbing specialist ZOO Digital climbed 7% after it posted record results fueled by the expansion of global streaming services. The firm said it had see... More

Austrian Film Commission Celebrates Introduction of 35% Production Incentive (Variety)

Film in Austria, an organisation that serves as the film commission for the country, has welcomed the decision by its government this week to introduce a 35% incentive for film and... More

The Craft Behind Dubbing for Animation (ZOO Digital Insights)

Animated content can bring magic to millions. A world full of characters and stories that capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences across the globe.... More

Berlin Region Receives €15M Funding Boost Amid Shooting Boom (ScreenDaily)

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenberg is to receive a cash injection of €15m from Berlin’s state government to boost the amount it invests in film and TV productions over the next two... More

HBO Max, European Originals and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Strategy (THR)

"It’s not about how much, it’s about how good," says Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. ... More

Synamedia and AWS: Protecting OTT Streaming With Watermarking, Disruption

Watermarking is a key component for any content protection solution that detects and disrupts video theft. Synamedia has worked hard to integrate its watermarking solution within t... More

Ofcom Reviews Changing TV Ad Breaks (TML)

UK regulator Ofcom has said it will review the time and frequency of TV ad breaks, with results expected later this year.... More

Europe’s Theatrical Window Stand-off Gives Studios Pause Over Strategy (THR)

As France and Italy enforce exclusive cinema runs, execs now have to consider whether it’s worth bypassing exhibitors altogether (and forgoing grosses) to boost streamers.... More

BFI: UK Production Training Sector Needs £104M Investment a Year, Another 21,000 Employees (TVBEurope)

A new report from the BFI is calling for an urgent review of investment in training for the UK’s TV and film production sector. It is calling for the industry to invest at least ... More

Taking the Cutting Room Online (Sohonet Blog)

Creatives the world over are becoming accustomed to a new era of working remotely. However, for many in the film, TV and advertising industries, remote working isn’t especially n... More

No Pixels Lost in Translation: ClearView Flex for VFX (Sohonet Blog)

In this age of blockbuster movies and TV shows, where the credits seem to include every VFX vendor in the industry, it’s no surprise that collaboration is a key component. Add in... More

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