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, 01 May 2015 16:47:04 +0100 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:47:04 +0100 THE PIXEL MARKET IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS 2015! The world’s largest finance market dedicated to cross-platform and interactive projects Power to the Pixel is on the look out for 35 cross-platform or interactive projects for The Pixel Market, part of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum, 13 – 16 October 2015, in association with the 59th BFI London Film Festival. • Find new sources of finance and distribution for your project• Showcase your project to the international media industry• Form invaluable cross-industry partners... Fri, 01 May 2015 16:05:30 +0100 Filmed in Birmingham : BBC2 The Game - Starts Tonight at 9pm A major new BBC2 spy drama starts Thursday 30th April and while the story is set in London those eagle eyed viewers will spot many familiar Birmingham locations as the six part series unfolds. Film Birmingham is happy to share the news that the wait is over for the anticipated series ‘The Game’. The 1970s Cold War spy thriller The Game was filmed almost exclusively in Birmingham back in the autumn of 2013. Film Birmingham worked closely with the production team from March – December t... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:04:21 +0100 Thurrock International Film Festival - Call for Entries 2015! Thurrock International Film Festival is the largest growing international film festival in the UK. In 2015 it will return for it’s fourth year and is now looking for filmmakers to enter their films to it’s signature short film competition. Anyone can enter a short film to one of seven categories. The deadline for this year is June 1st, the entry fee is just £5 for students and Under 18s and £10 for regular submissions to other categories. Selected films will be screened at the festiv... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:04:07 +0100 BFI Film Academy Alumni Can Now Apply to Internship Training Programme Take your experience to the next level with a film industry internship in 2015 Creative Skillset is working with BFI Film Academy to match creative and talented young people, who have completed BFI Film Academy residential training courses, with companies to progress their skills and gain valuable industry experience. Paid a training allowance at living wage, trainees commit to up to 12 weeks working in their chosen field. If you completed a BFI Academy residential course in 2013 or 2014 and... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:04:26 +0100 PowWow Festival of Writing On 26th April, PowWow Festival of Writing returns for its fourth year to The Prince of Wales with a programme “that brings you more bang for your book.” This year, the festival welcomes internationally-acclaimed screenwriter and BAFTA fellow Andrew Davies (House of Cards, A Very Peculiar Practice), author and Salt Publishing editor Nicholas Royle (Best British Short Stories), micro fiction writer David Gaffney, and broadcaster and writer Natalie Haynes. The packed programme provides fest... Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:04:53 +0100 THE PIXEL LAB IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! Deadline Extended! POWER TO THE PIXEL’S LEADING BUSINESS & PROJECT LAB Explore how interactivity and new media tools can add value to your film, TV or new media project and engage new audiences • Build your story and media brand across platforms• Find new sources of finance and distribution for your project• Understand how to utilise emerging technologies • Develop your audience engagement strategy• Form invaluable partnerships across the media industries Who is it for? Producers from film, TV, gam... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:03:34 +0000 Creative Networks - Animation & Beyond Keynote: 59 Productions Speakers: Richard Slaney and Zsolt Balogh As part of Swipeside, in partnership with Flatpack Film Festival THURSDAY 26 March 2015, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PMBIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG Creators of everything from museum installations (David Bowie is, V&A), to large scale events (video designers for London Olympics opening ceremony), 59 Productions’ portfolio is one of the most impressive and varied around. Founded in 2006, 59 Productions has est... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:03:39 +0000 Creative Networks - Technology, Team Leadership and Customer Support at Spotify Technology, Team Leadership and Customer Support at Spotify Speakers: Tyler Langan and Ryan Covill THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2015, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XGThis event is part of the Birmingham Digital Week 14th-20th March 2015 After graduating from Birmingham City University’s BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production course, Tyler Langan secured h... Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:03:16 +0000 Maverick Secures ‘Random Acts’ Commissions Maverick Television has been commissioned in partnership with The Rural Media Company, to produce 72 short films to be shown as part of Channel 4’s award-winning Random Acts strand, all of which will be fully funded by Arts Council England. The films are to be made out of Maverick’s production offices in Birmingham and this will form, along with a range of additional partners, the Random Acts Network Centre for the Midlands. The partnership will be in place for the next three years, and... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:03:04 +0000 Birmingham local channel Big Centre TV launches Birmingham’s new local TV channel has been launched, three months after it was awarded the licence. Big Centre TV appears on Freeview channel 8 after previous licence holder City TV went into administration before getting on air. The new station, which has 22 full-time staff, said it had an annual break-even figure of about £400,000. Channel director Chris Perry said “good logistical planning” was “the secret” to how it had gone on air “so quickly”. Crossroads reruns In Novem... Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:03:56 +0000