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 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:23:58 +0100 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:23:58 +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 Industry Feedback Needed To Make Filming In The UK Easier The Department for Communities and Local Government has drafted new legislation that will make it quicker and easier for productions to gain filming permissions in interior and exterior spaces. Filmmakers and those working in the industry are being asked to read over these amends and submit their feedback to ensure it is fit for purpose. The hope is that these changes will help address the need to assist the world-class, purpose-built studios with temporary stage space to increase capacity a... Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:08:05 +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... Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:08:57 +0100 UK LOCATION CREW TRAINING LAUNCHED Production Guild of Great Britain launches opportunity for 30 location assistants and runners to be trained and mentored by top location managers in film and TV. A recruitment drive, designed to train a new generation of skilled assistant location managers, has been launched. The Production Guild of Great Britain has provided the opportunity for 30 locations assistants and runners to be trained and mentored by top location managers in film and TV. The scheme is designed to meet the growing n... Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:08:14 +0100 Brindleyplace Film Festival The Brindleyplace Film Festival will be returning to an estate near you this summer! The free festival will take place for one week between 7 and 13 July in Central Square, showing Birmingham’s favourite films – as voted by the general public. The Film Festival will showcase a total of nine films with the week day films screened at 6pm and two films shown on both Saturday and Sunday, the first at 12pm and the second at 4pm. Full schedule below. There is a competitive edge to this year... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:07:12 +0100