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BFI season of films curated by Christopher Nolan

Thu 25th May 2017 | Industry News

The  BFI Southbank are presenting a season of films which have inspired director Christopher Nolan’s new feature Dunkirk (2017), released in cinemas across the UK on Friday 21 July. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN PRESENTS has been personally curated by the…
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War Machine scenes in Croydon and Camden

Thu 25th May 2017 | Affiliate news

Brad Pitt stars in the absurdist War Machine, opening on May 26th in UK cinemas and on Netflix. Addington Palace a Palladian mansion in Croydon, hosted some of the filming over two days in September and October 2015. And that autumn, The Enterprise Pub…
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Filmscape busy shooting around the world

Thu 25th May 2017 | Affiliate news

As they continue to expand their product range, image capture specialists and Production Guild company affiliates Filmscape have remained focused on supporting cinematographers and crews on a growing number of productions, both at home and further afield.Having…
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Interlude in Prague - new releases

Thu 25th May 2017 | New releases

In this week's feature film releases from PG members, Captain Jack Sparrow returns in the fifth instalment of Disney franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, while the compositional process behind Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni is explored against a…
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Dr Jon Wardle succeeds Nik Powell at UK film school

Wed 24th May 2017 | Industry News

The National Film and Television School has appointed Dr Jon Wardle as the new director of the school, effective from 1 August 2017. Wardle, the current depity director, will succeed Nik Powell who has been director since September 2003.He will become…
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CTBF appoints new President

Wed 24th May 2017 | Industry News

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the UK charity for people working behind the scenes in cinema, commercial television and film, has announced the appointment of its new President, John Pike. A professional with more than 30 years of…
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Helicopter Film Services launches Typhon 6 Camera Array

Mon 22nd May 2017 | Affiliate news

Amid a burgeoning visual special effects industry that continues to contribute markedly to the UK’s key creative sector, in a post Brexit economy, one of Europe’s leading aerial filming business, Production Guild company affiliate Helicopter Filming…
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RTS Scotland announce 2017 Award winners

Thu 18th May 2017 | Award ceremonies

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winners for the RTS Scotland Awards 2017 at a ceremony hosted by STV presenter, Jennifer Reoch, and comedian and radio presenter, Des Clarke, on Wednesday 17 May at the Oran Mor, Glasgow.The awards…
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Premiering at Cannes and starring Nicole Kidman, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is both set in Croydon and was filmed there. It features as Cannes’ screening of the day this Sunday (May 21st) http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/festival/films/how-to-talk-to-girls-at-parties.Stars…
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This Spring, CBeebies welcomes three bright new stars to the channel in brand-new, live-action drama Apple Tree House.Production Guild company affiliate, The Film Office enabled filming for the programme and worked closely with the production to provide…
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - new releases

Thu 18th May 2017 | New releases

In this week's feature film releases from PG members Guy Ritchie's take on the classic story of King Arthur and the sword in the stone comes to the screen in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Also out on release is Jim Sheridan's version of Sebastian…
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Movietech add Red Epic Dragon 6K accessory rig to stock

Wed 17th May 2017 | Affiliate news

Created by the Movietech in-house Engineering Team, the custom built rig centres around an Epic Dragon 6K camera body, intelligently modified to incorporate a suite of innovative upgrades that allow total compatibility with a huge variety of Epic accessories…
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Film London confirm Microwave comissions

Wed 17th May 2017 | Affiliate news

Two titles from London-based filmmakers have been commissioned for Microwave, the award-winning feature film scheme from Film London, BFI and BBC Films. Microwave’s guiding mission has been to identify London’s most exciting new voices and bring…
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Pinewood MBS Lighting are named as the first ever albert affiliated Lighting Supplier.Since its inception, Pinewood MBS Lighting has remained committed to investment in LED and low energy lighting. By sourcing products from leading manufacturers and…
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Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, has read out a feisty, prepared statement about SVOD platforms at the jury press conference.The iconic director said he does not “perceive the Palme d’Or given to a film…
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Directors UK inspire

Wed 17th May 2017 | Industry News

Directors UK, the professional association for British screen directors, is pleased to announce the launch of Directors UK Inspire: A Mentoring and Career Development Programme for Directors UK members.The new mentoring programme aims to inspire and…
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The Production Guild launches new website

Tue 16th May 2017 | Industry News

The Production Guild of Great Britain today launches an enhanced package of online member services as part of its new and improved website, designed to link productions to UK crew faster and more efficiently and to better support members with career…
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Rogue Stormtrooper Makes-A-Wish

Fri 5th May 2017 | Business partner news

RAF Officer, Jez Allinson, ran 40 miles yesterday, May 4th, to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars, but more importantly to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jez ran 39 miles around Black Park finishing with the last mile through Pinewood Studios,…
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School's out for Elstree Studios

Wed 3rd May 2017 | Affiliate news

Elstree Film Studios and Elstree University Technical College are supporting Hertsmere schools with resources, film experts and mentors to help create their films.Before Easter, Elstree Film Studios and the Elstree University Technical College conducted…
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Directors UK announce new chair of the board

Fri 28th Apr 2017 | Industry News

Directors UK, the professional association for British screen directors, bids a fond farewell to director Beryl Richards as Chair of the Directors UK Board and is pleased to announce that multi-camera director, Steve Smith, has been appointed as the…
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