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, 04 Jul 2014 15:39:06 +0100 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:39:06 +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 International short film festival comes to Birmingham Acclaimed Australian film festival Over The Fence makes its UK debut in July. Coming to Birmingham for two nights (4-5 July 2014), the selected films explore the theme of death, love and desire and include movies from Australia, America, Europe and Britain. Among the highlights are The Things My Father Never Taught Me, in which a dad gives his three-year-old son dating advice, the gender-swapping Best of Both Worlds, WW2-set Division Azul, and Birmingham filmmaker Mark Pressdee’s Titanic L... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:07:03 +0100 Production Pot Doubled To £1Million Creative England have announced that their Lottery-based Production Fund is being doubled from £500,000 to £1million for 2014/2015. Individual awards are increasing to a maximum of £200,000 per project and will now include feature films with budgets of up to £2million, opening up the fund to even more upcoming and established filmmakers than before. The organisation will continue to prioritise projects that have strong regional elements both in front of and behind the camera and is also ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:06:41 +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... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:06:02 +0100 Creative Networks - Script Doctor’s Ten Essentials of Scriptwriting Speaker: Si Spencer Si Spencer has been writing professionally for over twenty five years, including long stints on Eastenders, Grange Hill and The Bill as well as comic books Judge Dredd, Tank Girl and his own critically acclaimed graphic novel series Books of Magick, The Vinyl Underground and Hellblazer: City of Demons and the soon to be released Bodies (as illustration). He has also been script editor or part of the initial development team on numerous BBC series including City Central ... Mon, 19 May 2014 14:05:45 +0100 ASHLEY WALTERS LEADS SEARCH FOR UK’S BRIGHTEST YOUNG FILM MAKER, SUPPORTED BY DAMES JUDI DENCH AND HELEN MIRREN The Cineworld Foundation and Media Trust launch Dream to Screen initiative to find the best in undiscovered UK filmmaking talent Cineworld, the UK’s leading cinema chain, has joined forces with national communications charity, Media Trust, to launch Dream to Screen – the brand’s first ever short film project which aims to unearth young film making talent from across the UK and Ireland. Fronted by acclaimed rapper and actor, Ashley Walters and supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation, ... Mon, 12 May 2014 10:05:48 +0100 BBC Academy opens applications for Career Shadowing Scheme The BBC Academy’s Career Shadowing Scheme, is opening up today, Thursday 1st May, for applications from experienced freelancers. The scheme is produced with the support of Creative Skillset and the Royal Television Society (RTS). It is a two week paid shadowing opportunity for 30 successful applicants to understand and appreciate the skills and talent needed to work in a different area of drama and factual television and is open to industry freelancers across craft, editorial, technical or... Thu, 01 May 2014 12:05:29 +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