British Film Industry

What Does Brexit Mean To UK Filmmakers?

Elliott Grove | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Elliott Grove

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Every situation can be turned into something positive and that is what the British film industry has to do. Thankfully, technology and digital disrupters are changing the way audiences watch content and are breaking down the walls in terms of distribution. New legislations, agreements and tax relief programmes could attract new projects to the UK.

Top Dog (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

There are so many things wrong with Top Dog, it's difficult to know where to start. First of all, it's just too long. There are too many self-indulgent "geezer" scenes that add little to the story. It's as though Brimson hasn't watched a movie in the past ten years.

How Not to Suck at Auditions

Pat Higgins | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

Auditions aren't my favourite part of the film business. There's a built-in imbalance to the process, and it's easy for either side to lose sight of what the experience is like for the other party in the room.

Matthew Tucker

Edward Fox Interview: New British Independent Film 'Katherine Of Alexandria' (EXCLUSIVE CLIP) | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Last week saw St Katherine's Day; a date marking the arrival of winter and the dramatic martyrdom of Saint Katherine, a Christian condemned, tortured ...

Tweet to Highlight How Film Posters Can Glamourise Guns

John Slinger | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Slinger

If enough people take up the challenge, we might collectively achieve some "crowd-research" which might be useful to those who research the influence of depictions of guns and gun violence. Either way, it might stimulate much-needed debate about the casual normalisation of violence in our society.Whilst we hear much debate about whether gun violence in films or computer games can propel young men or boys (for they are almost always male) to commit mass murder or violence, we rarely hear about the effect of images on film posters.

Jo Hartley: An Actress With a Life Less Ordinary

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The new wave is here and hard at work: Neil Maskell, Ed Skrein, Paul Anderson, Vicky McClure, Michael Smiley, Johnny Harris, Martin Compston, Kieron Hawkes, Jacob Anderson, Matt Morgan and Shane Meadows are all people Hartley calls friends and collaborators.

The BBFC at 100: A New Cutting Edge

David Cooke | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

We launched our Annual Report on Thursday 11 July, as we regularly do at this time of year. The report looks back at the activities of the previous year, including key strands of work as well as individual film classification decisions at each of the BBFC classification categories.

On Realising Lore

Paul Welsh | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Welsh

I immediately knew I wanted to make a film of 'Lore' but really had no idea how to go about it. Sitting in Glasgow, the prospect of making a period feature, set in Germany, about the subject of Nazism, was daunting.

Collabor8te Celebrates

Rankin | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

On 12 February we celebrated the premiere of the first year of films from Collabor8te, the scheme I developed through Rankin Film Productions, which hunts out and develops some of the country's best new filmmakers.

Exclusive: Scriptwriter and Director Paul Andrew Williams on the Making of 'Song For Marion'

Jason Holmes | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Few modern filmmakers have managed to successfully yoke the disciplines of scriptwriting and directing in quite the same way as Paul Andrew Williams.

The British Film Industry's Return to Film Noir: Kaufman's Game

Jason Holmes | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

For Jye Frasca, Kaufman's Game is the 32-year-old Australian-born actor's first feature film, having worked in theatre for the past 15 years.

Who Plotted Against Alfred Hitchcock?

Endeavour Press | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

It's entirely possible that Hitchcock was a horrible man, guilty of despicable crimes, but we have no real evidence one way or the other.

Why 'The Inbetweeners' Ain't Crossing the Atlantic

Larry Jaffee | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Larry Jaffee

Watching the first three MTV episodes of the American version, let's just say that this is one show that has not crossed the ocean successfully, unlike last year's Skins, the high school drama that MTV unfortunately gave up on prematurely, despite having six more British seasons to tap.

How to Save the British Film Industry

Jon Spira | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

So, we finally have a road map to saving the British film industry. The culture minister Ed Vaizey commissioned it, Lord Chris Smith chaired the panel that produced it and I shall now pooh-pooh it. That's my involvement. Just doing my bit.

British Film Industry Needs To Be More Dynamic, Says Cameron

PA | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged the British film industry to concentrate on making more mainstream movies. The Prime Minister signalled he wanted producers...