Film / TV


French Production Returned to Pre-pandemic Levels in 2023 as Mid-budget Films Make a Comeback (ScreenDaily)

A total of 298 films were approved by the CNC last year, driven by French-initiated films which totalled 236, up from 208 in 2022. There were 18 animated films compared to 13 in 20... More

Portugal Offers 30% Cash Refund to Lure High-budget Global Productions (Senal News)

It will complement the existing cash rebate aimed at small and medium-sized productions, while the new incentive will aim at productions with higher budgets.... More

BBC Film Celebrates Four Films in Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2024

Andrea Arnold’s Bird will world premiere in competition; Rungano Nyoni’s On Becoming a Guinea Fowl, Sandhya Suri’s Santosh and Ariane Labed’s September Says will premiere i... More

VSI Selected as Prime Video Preferred Vendor for Localisation

VSI Group has been awarded the Prime Video Preferred Vendor badge for localization as one of five global localization partners.... More

Italian TV Sees Audience Growth (Advanced Television)

Italians are watching more than ever, with over 90 per cent tuning in daily on both traditional TVs and newer digital screens.... More

Hollywood Directors, Producers and Local Leaders Welcome Approval of Sunderland Crown Works Studios Plans (Chronicle Live)

Detailed plans for the first phase of Crown Works Studios – a major filmmaking hub that will stand on the banks of the River Wear - have been approved by the city council’s pla... More

Glasgow Film Festival Celebrates Bumper 20th Edition With Over 34,000 Admissions (Screen Scotland)

Glasgow Film Festival 2024 wrapped up on Sunday 10 March by celebrating a bumper year of ticket sales and local and international talent. GFF24 admissions increased to 34,817, a 4%... More

Sohonet: Key Steps of a Streamlined Pre-Production Workflow

Film pre-production stands as the cornerstone for a successful production, offering a blueprint before the expense of physical production begins. This vital phase keeps key stakeho... More

European Production is Back on the Growth Track (Senal News)

A new study revealed that 2022 marked the second-highest production level of feature films produced in the EU and UK, with an estimated total of 1,951 feature films.... More

Shepperton Studios Becomes World’s Second Largest Studio (Broadcast)

Home to Amazon MGM Studios and Netflix, the complex includes 31 purpose-built sound stages, workshops and production space. The expansion added 17 sound stages, 548,000 sq ft of pr... More

Hertfordshire Film Studio OMA V to Open This Spring (Broadcast)

Hertfordshire’s OMA V Film Studios, for high-end TV and feature film production, is to open this spring, says studios operator Location Collective.Located in Radlett, Hertfordshi... More

ZDF Studios Launch New Documentary ‘The Santorini Code’

Produced by K22 Film in association with ZDF, ARTE and ZDF Studios, the one-off documentary discovers how this eruption unfolded, what it meant for the history of the Aegean and, w... More

UK VFX Industry Welcomes Budget Tax Relief (TVB)

The tax relief changes are likely to stimulate an additional £175 million of VFX work to be performed in the UK.... More

Sohonet’s ClearView Flex Now on AWS (Televisual)

Creative teams can now seamlessly stream content from AWS workstations via an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). This enables productions with ClearView Flex to operate on a virtual machi... More

UK Government to Introduce New Tax Relief for Studios (World Screen)

Delivering the UK government’s spring budget 2024 speech, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt unveiled plans for a 40 percent corporate tax relief for film and TV studio faci... More

Fabric Origin Spotlights Women Directors

This year Fabric celebrates the 96th Academy Awards, and the three films with female directors that have been nominated. Only the director of Past Lives, Justine Triet, was also no... More

It’s All In the Adaptation: The Importance of Crafting Believable Dialogue (VSI Blog)

High-quality dubbing is essential when connecting an audience with entertainment content outside their native language. This particularly rings true for English-speaking audiences,... More

Screen Scotland Sets Strategy to 2030

Six-year plan commits to backing emerging talent, production skills, film education, and the development of new audiences.... More

Shepperton Studios to Fund Training for Local Residents (Broadcast Tech)

The courses focus on skills relating to the film and TV industry and be exclusively available to those local to the studios.... More

Globo and LiveLike Bring Interactive Fan Experience to ‘Masked Singer Brasil’ (TTV)

Globo has partnered with LiveLike to take the fan experience of its hit show, Masked Singer Brasil, to the next level with enhanced interactivity in time for the premiere of the fo... More

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