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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:42:51 +0100 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:42:51 +0100 Creative Networks - From Pose to Producer how to get ahead in film production Speaker: Drew Roper, Yamination Studios, Birmingham Drew Roper is a multi-award winning stop-motion animator from Walsall, with industry experience ranging from small budget productions such as The Sun’s The Sun on Sunday (2012) and Yamination Studios’ short film At-issue (2014) to Children’s TV Series such as Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep (2012). He’s also worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) directed by Wes Anderson... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:04:45 +0100 BRIDES-TO-BE AND THEIR BRIDESMAIDS WANTED FOR NEW TV SHOW Are you getting married between March and August 2014?Are you a super excited bride-to-be with several equally excitable bridesmaids putting the finishing touches to your wedding proceedings?Are your bridesmaids frantically planning your hen night? Arranging practice make up sessions? Organising last minute spa sessions and outfit changes?Would you like a free weekend of bonding for you and your bridesmaids before your big day? Also the chance to go on a dream honeymoonWell we want to hear f... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:04:00 +0100 RTS Midlands Centre Forthcoming Event Information Ultra High Definition and 4k TV Speaker : Richard Salmon There’s a lot of talk about “4K” and “4k”, but what actually is Ultra High Definition TV? Richard Salmon will explain how UHDTV is more than just increasing the resolution of the TV signal, and that what we are seeing at present is only the first step towards the next broadcast system. Higher frame rates, wider colour-space, greater bit-depth and dynamic range are also important features, and some of the parameters are still... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:04:35 +0100 CBSO FRIDAY NIGHT CLASSICS: SILENT HEROES - BUSTER KEATON Friday 9 May 2014 at 7.30pm Symphony Hall, Birmingham Davis: The Play House 22’ Davis: The General 76’ It doesn’t matter how good your home cinema is. Until you’ve heard a full symphony orchestra accompanying a film live, you haven’t experienced the ultimate in movie surround sound! Veteran movie maestro Carl (‘Cranford’) Davis conducts the CBSO in a live soundtrack to one of the greatest film comedies of all time, Buster Keaton’s runaway-train classic The General. We’ve ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:03:13 +0000 BBC announces next generation team content The BBC has revealed a new digital innovation unit, the Guerrilla Group, which will explore the next-generation of BBC content. It will be based in Birmingham and will launch later this year. The BBC stated that the group will have the creative freedom to produce experimental new forms of content for programmes and services whilst taking advantage of new technology. With the intention to be up and running from 2015, the Guerrilla Group will focus on content for younger and more diverse audi... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:03:38 +0000 Film Tax Relief changes approved in Budget - Summary of amendments The Chancellor this week confirmed in his Budget speech that the package of changes to the Film Tax Relief (FTR) set out at Autumn Statement 2013 has now received State aid approval. A number of key changes will take effect from 1 April and are detailed in this article below. According to Government, the changes are all designed to make the FTR easier to use and more attractive to film makers from around the world. A Government statement also confirmed the UK’s commitment in supporting the... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:03:35 +0000 Invitation: 'Rudy's Rare Records' You’re invited the screening of Rudy’s Rare Records starring Lenny Henry Come and see a brand new pilot starring Lenny Henry in Rudy’s Rare Records. Filmed entirely on location in Birmingham. Join Lenny along with cast and the crew for an evening of laughs. When: Tuesdsay 25th MarchWhere: The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham. B6 4UUDoors open: 7pmShow starts: 7.30pm For your free tickets, please contact: Hope to see you there! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:03:21 +0000 Creative Networks - High-End VFX for Low-Budget Movies Speaker: Christian Lett – VFX Supervisor, BAIT Studio Christian Lett is VFX Supervisor at BAIT Studio, an award winning motion graphics, visual effects and animation studio based in Cardiff. Working across a variety of platforms, TV, film, music and advertising, BAIT works alongside others, enhancing their ideas, as well as creating complete concepts from scratch. According to the trade body UK Screen, the VFX industry in Britain earned approximately £196 million in 2... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:03:07 +0000 Film Birmingham - BBC Drama Village Tour As part of the 3rd annual Art SOAK festival which is part of Cultivating Culture (Birmingham City Council’s Local Arts showcase month). Film Birmingham offers an exclusive tour of the BBC Drama Village based in Selly Oak, where a number of different shows have been created over the years such as Doctors, WPC 56, The Afternoon Plays, Land Girls and Father Brown. This tour provides an up close look at how drama is developed from script to screen and also a chance to experience the sets for t... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:03:51 +0000 Departure Lounge: Half of a Yellow Sun (15) The Departure Lounge supports UK independent cinema by showcasing debut directors, who are ‘taking off.’ Departure Lounge is delighted to present acclaimed writer Biyi Bandele’s debut direction, and screen adaptation, of the novel Half of a Yellow Sun by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun is the debut direction by acclaimed writer Biyi Bandele, adapted from the Nigerian novel of the same name. The film is a love story following two sisters caught up in ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:03:14 +0000