UK Film Industry

From Perivale With Love...

Fez Sayed | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fez Sayed

This may come as a surprise to you, but did you know that there is an almost secretive, physical effects company hidden behind a bleak, cheeky corner near Perivale tube station in North West London? I recently went there to speak to the CEO and SFX (Special Effects) Supervisor, Mike Kelt, to see what the place is all about...

How Much Does British Culture Cost?

Jacob Brookman | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jacob Brookman

Signature Pictures is a London-based film production enterprise. Their #FutureFilm initiative suggested it was a good idea to offer Workfare volunteers roles on a short film. This way, the company would benefit from interns - the way nearly every production does anyway - and would produce a film that would give NEETs meaningful and constructive professional experience.

From Silent Screen to Smart Phone: Classifying Content in the 21st Century

David Cooke | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

Today the BBFC becomes the new regulator of mobile content, replacing the Independent Mobile Classification Body, which had regulated this content since 2004. From 2 September, the BBFC will provide the UK mobile network operators EE, O2, Three and Vodafone, with a new independent Classification Framework for content accessed via their mobile networks.

Why the Oscars Should Let Go of the Los Angeles Apron Strings

Sarah M. Jones | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah M. Jones

Given we are in an age where traditional media, entertainment and communications are all being bulldozed by a digital, non-location specific cloud approach, standing there with arms crossed refusing to let this international celebration of film spread its glory globally, looking much like an incorrigibly stubborn little Oscars statue, is surely quite backwards.

Berlin and Back Via the Baftas - A Name-dropping Week in the Life of a Film School Director

Nik Powell | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nik Powell

As the Los Angeles Times admitted "the Baftas have mushroomed in significance and star power in recent years as a semi accurate predictor of Oscar success and a red carpet draw for A -list American [and British] talent". With the likes of George Clooney, Ben Affleck (both mega multi talents as well as stars), Daniel Day-Lewis and many others, it was quite an evening.

The Steve Jobs Film: Why Now?

Sammy Sultan | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

His legacy does not need bolstering by the slick Hollywood conveyor belt, for it resides in the hands and pockets of a generation.

A Student Film's Path to the Oscars

Timothy Reckart | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Timothy Reckart

I was in the middle of an early November film shoot when I found out Head Over Heels had made it to the Oscar short list of 10 films. My brother called my mobile phone and asked, "Have you seen the internet?" The Oscars were so far from my mind and he spoke with such a tonne of shock that I thought Mitt Romney must have won Ohio!

Winstone Blasts Film Industry 'Scumbags'

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ray Winstone has attacked the "scumbags" he says are damaging the British film industry. The 55-year-old, who stars in a big-screen remake of 1970s...

Transformers Extra Gets $18.5m After Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

A woman seriously injured on the set of Transformers: Dark of the Moon has settled for $18.5m in damages. Gabriella Cedillo, then 24, suffered sign...

WATCH: This Kind Of Film Could Disappear...

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Amidst the continuing debate on copyright infringement and the whys and wherefores of illegal downloading, The Industry Trust are getting ever more im...