Film Birmingham - Latest Posts for Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme en-gb Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:26:05 +0100 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:26:05 +0100 Peaky Blinders Exhibition to run at Library of Birmingham To celebrate the return of Peaky Blinders for its eagerly anticipated second series, a special exhibition will be running in the reception area of the Library of Birmingham from Friday 12 September until Thursday 25 September. After the resounding success of series one, epic gangster drama Peaky Blinders returns to BBC Two in October. Stars Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory will be joined by Tom Hardy and Noah Taylor for the second series, which sees the Shelby family of Birmingham expand the... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:09:32 +0100 Creative Networks - 4K is a Lie and Compression is Evil Speaker: Geoff Boyle FBKS, Cinematographer THURSDAY 2 OCTOBER 2014, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG Award winning cinematographer Geoff Boyle has filmed many movies, such as the BAFTA short About A Girl and Wallander for TV. He’s also shot well known music videos and commercials for just about every major brand you can name. Geoff is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England and has tau... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:09:01 +0100 Creative Skillset: Get Your Next Job in TV Drama Course Detail Who it’s forThis course is part of a Creative Skillset funded initiative for TV freelancers in the UK creative industries. Click here for further details. We’re looking for the next generation of TV freelancers with a real passion for Drama. You should have at least 6 months TV production experience (in any genre) OR have worked on some great online films. But we’re NOT looking for aspiring actors or writers – this is a training event for people who want a career in TV ... Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:09:53 +0100 Creative Skillset: Creative Pop Up The BBC is offering a one day Creative Skillset funded initiative for freelancers who are interested in working in television. The workshop provides practical skills to know how and when to find, refine, pitch or ditch ideas. The “Creative Pop Ups” are designed for teams or individuals working on ambitious creative projects that are bringing freelancers together. This information is currently on the BBC bookings website where applications are open... Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:09:45 +0100 Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum 2014 This October, the world’s top financiers, commissioners, distributors, and entrepreneurs from across the media industry will gather in London for the 8th Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum. Take part in this unique 2-day event, jam-packed with invaluable insights from investors and founders of disruptive media ideas, groundbreaking case studies, keynote speeches by leading international financiers and innovators in the entertainment and arts space plus plenty of networking opportuni... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:08:02 +0100 Applications open for BFI Film Academy Hundreds of people come together on a film set, each doing their own job and contributing to the final product, but what do you want to do? For young people looking to take their first steps, or just find out more, applications for the BFI Film Academy are now open. Open to 16-19-year-olds from across the UK with courses in a number of different locations, successful applicants will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry experts and a variety of practitioners. The goal is to ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08:21 +0100 New internationally focussed programme for emerging UK writers, directors and producers NET.WORK@LFF are now accepting applications. NET.WORK@LFF provides a unique opportunity for 15 emerging UK writers, directors, writer/directors and producers to participate in an internationally focussed professional development programme at the very heart of the 58th BFI London Film Festival. This intensive three and a half day event – taking place from 10th-13th October 2014 – will combine masterclasses, workshops, private screenings, facilitated networking and one-to-ones with exclus... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:08:25 +0100 Best Practice Guide to Production Accounting The Production Guild of Great Britain, independent producers, the broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 and accountancy specialists working under the banner of the Production Accounting Forum have launched a new online guide to production accounting for the production sector. The Best Practice Guide to Production Accounting which will be shared across the industry and updated regularly, marks the first step of the forum’s plans to expand information and tools available for film... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:08:12 +0100 iShorts+ 'Funny Girls' now accepting applications iShorts+ ‘Funny Girls’ Applications are now open for the inaugural iShorts+ initiative, “Funny Girls”. In collaboration with Baby Cow Productions and Big Talk Pictures, they will support 5 narrative comedy short films – offering a £10,000 production award per film. They are looking for cinematic and bold stories to be directed by exciting female directors across England from all comedic backgrounds (short films, TV, theatre, stand up, radio, web series, etc.) who not only have som... Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:08:14 +0100 Diversity Fund (England) opens up training in Creative Industries Creative Skillset today launches targeted bursary support of up £1,200 (£1,600 for people with disabilities) for individuals in England. The new fund will offer greater access to training and skills development, address barriers to entry and progression, and re-balance representation and diversity in the Creative Industries. Up to 900 bursaries will be granted under an ambitious new programme to support and grow creative skills, funded by the Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot (EOP2) which... Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:08:06 +0100