Film Birmingham - Latest Posts for Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/screenwm/ Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme en-gb Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:13:46 +0000 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:13:46 +0000 FILM BIRMINGHAM OFFICE NOW CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - REOPENS Monday 5th January 2015 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/film-birmingham-office-now-closed-for-christmas-an/ Film Birmingham is now closed for the Christmas period and will re-open Monday 5th January 2015 at 9.30am. To gain permission to film in Birmingham during this period, please contact the relevant Birmingham City Council department directly. The contact numbers for these are listed below. For filming over this period, each department may have their own requirements and/or restrictions (particularly as a result of weather conditions and/or other events taking place in the city) – but for g... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:12:50 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/film-birmingham-office-now-closed-for-christmas-an/ The classic comedy game show CELEBRITY SQUARES is BACK! http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/the-classic-comedy-game-show-celebrity-squares-is/ Want the chance to win thousands and thousands of pounds and great prizes with the help of a star-studded line-up from the world of comedy, music and showbiz? You could join star of stage and screen Warwick Davis as he hosts ITV1’s exciting second series of Celebrity Squares. To apply visit www.itv.com/beontv, email applications@septemberfilms.com or call 0208 563 6998. The Celebrity Squares team are looking for people in your area – so you need to be quick! BE THERE AND BE SQUARE!Appl... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:12:01 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/the-classic-comedy-game-show-celebrity-squares-is/ Birmingham home to new hit TV drama The Game http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/birmingham-home-to-new-hit-tv-drama-the-game/ Spy series which grabbed rave reviews in America will be broadcast in UK in new year Birmingham is spook central – and that’s official. A major new BBC TV drama series about the MI5 in the 1970s is set to hit screens in the new year. And it was all filmed at landmark buildings throughout the city. The Game, already running in the US on BBC America, is already winning rave reviews for its gritty scenes. Birmingham doubles for London, just like it did when the Spooks movie and Hustle TV s... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:12:48 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/birmingham-home-to-new-hit-tv-drama-the-game/ Production Guild - Production Manager Training http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/production-manager-training/ Move into production management Are you working in production or post production and feel ready to move into production management? If so, our Production Manager Training is designed to give you the skills and confidence to make the transition to production management working in film and high end TV. The next course will take place in Belfast from 9th Feb – 6 March 2015 at The Stormont Hotel. To receive an application pack please email pg@productionguild.com. To find out more about the co... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:53 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/production-manager-training/ Birmingham Filmmakers film wins at London Festival http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/birmingham-filmmakers-film-wins-at-london-festival/ Selected as part of a prestigious line up of true independent cinema, “Francis B. Griffin” a film by Paul Griffin wins Best Documentary At London Lift-Off Film Festival 2014 Local filmmaker Paul Griffin was recently awarded an official selection for his film “Francis B. Griffin” that was selected out of 700+ global entrants, to screen at the prestigious London Lift-Off Film Festival, the season finale of the Lift-Off Calendar held on the 6th of December in Soho Central London. The fe... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:12:48 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/birmingham-filmmakers-film-wins-at-london-festival/ BFI Film Academy Internship Programme Now Open http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/bfi-film-academy-internship-programme-now-open/ Funding available to bring new talent into your company with the help of Creative Skillset and the BFI. Creative Skillset is working with BFI Film Academy to match creative and talented young people, who have completed residential training, with companies to progress their skills and gain valuable industry experience. Paid at living wage, trainees commit to up to 12 weeks, with companies contributing just £50 per week towards their training allowance. Work training placements are a fantasti... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:12:58 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/bfi-film-academy-internship-programme-now-open/ BBC Academy http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/bbc-academy/ Fusion Lightning Talks : Remote Filming from the Air Thursday 11 December 11:30-12.45pm BBC Birmingham The Mailbox Birmingham B1 1AY. A UNIQUE CHANCE TO HEAR THE VERY LATEST ON THE USE OF AERIAL DRONES – DON’T MISS IT! The past few years have seen the rise and rise, quite literally, of aerial drones, super-stable gimbals and high-quality lightweight cameras. All this technology has come together in unmanned aerial filming vehicles (UAVs). Join Mark Batey for this workshop to find ou... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:12:52 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/bbc-academy/ FLATPACK 2015 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/flatpack-2015-submissions-now-open/ Flatpack celebrates film in all its forms, in venues all over Birmingham. Submissions are now open, and there are 5 coveted awards for the 2015 festival. The film selected by the jury as the winner of the Short Film Award will receive £1000. All successful submissions will be included in the programme at Flatpack no.9, which runs 19th – 29th March 2015. Submissions should be: – films under 25 minutes long;– completed since January 2013;– fully cleared, including... Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:12:13 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/flatpack-2015-submissions-now-open/ Creative England Announces £3million Uplift to its West Midlands Production Fund http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/west-midlands-to-get-4-7m-cash-boost/ Creative England is making an additional £3m of investment available to feature films and high-end TV drama through its West Midlands Production Fund (WMPF) for 2015. It has also significantly revised its guidelines, opening it up to more projects than ever before. As well as increasing the maximum investment per project to £1,000,000, the Fund will now offer a mixture of debt and equity and can accept matched co-investment from both private and other public sector sources including BFI, B... Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:12:59 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/west-midlands-to-get-4-7m-cash-boost/ Creative Networks - The Projectionist’s Nightmare http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/creative-networks-networked-narratives/ Speaker: Joe Tibbetts Creative Director – Boilerhouse www.boilerhouse.co.uk THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2014, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY,MILLENNIUM POINT,CURZON STREET,BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG Publisher – The Information Daily Joe started in live theatre, moved into film and now works almost exclusively in web video, and audio. He has been a travel feature writer for The Sunday Times and written and presented travel programmes for BBC Radio 4. He formed his own creative agency, Boi... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:11:34 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/creative-networks-networked-narratives/