Broadcast News Archive for November, 2002
21/11/2002 Kinetic may remake Scottish short
US-based Kinetic Arts are reportedly to produce to a feature-length version of the award-winning Scottish short, 'Leonard'. Written by Richard Smith and directed by Brian Kelly, the Stella Maris pro

21/11/2002 Metro Tartan secure UK rights to Villaronga film
Spanish sales house Grupo PI have sold all UK rights on San Sebastian International Film Festival competition title 'Aro Tolbukhin: In The Mind Of A Killer' to Metro Tartan. Directed by Agusti Villar

21/11/2002 Namco choose NXN alienbrain graphics solution
NXN Software, supplier of asset management solutions for the digital entertainment and computer graphics industries, have announced that Namco Hometek are to equip their key development teams with 65

21/11/2002 NESTA Fellowship granted to East London filmmaker
A National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Fellowship of £50,750 has been granted to film-maker Ron Peck, from Shoreditch Road in East London, in order to broaden his technical

21/11/2002 Omneon secure substantial venture capital funding
Omneon Video Networks have received some $12.5m from their latest venture capital financing round. This financing, led by Accel Partners and Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), includes a significant ne

21/11/2002 Oscar-winning sounds now available online
The music and sound effects company Audio Network have made their SoundStorm sound effects catalogue available online at <

20/11/2002 Aardman film head goes it alone
Michael Rose, who took part in Aardman Animations' drive into features with 'Chicken Run', has formed his own production company, Sirolo Films. The London-based venture has formed an informal partner

20/11/2002 Final Communications Bill draft backs BBC
Today's publication of the Government's much-discussed Communication Bill has given a welcome boost to the BBC's row with BSkyB over the latter's carriage of public service broadcasters. Despite inte

20/11/2002 Flashlight step up to replace LTG
With the demise of the Lighting Technology Group (LTG), three of the company’s former employee's have recently established Flashlight, aiming to become a major distributor of film, television, theatri

20/11/2002 Framestore CFC win RTS Team Award
Framestore CFC have won the Team Award at the annual Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards, held at London's Savoy Hotel on November 18, for their work on 'Walking With Beasts'. The RTS jury

20/11/2002 Impromp2u sign HP Virtual Classroom deal
Impromp2u, the managed services subsidiary recently launched by Imago Micro, have signed an agreement with Hewlett Packard to add the revolutionary HP Virtual Classroom to their portfolio. This agre

20/11/2002 Metropolis produce definitive video history of Skint Records
Metropolis DVD have just delivered Skint Recordings’ first DVD compilation, 'We Are Skint', comprising 23 highly respected music videos and a "good pinch" of the label’s character. The renowned Brig

20/11/2002 NTL Broadcast plays out dual role for News World 2002
NTL Broadcast have provided one of their new ‘speaker support package’ production trucks to this year’s News World conference in Dublin. Successfully tried at the recent Commonwealth Broadcasters As

20/11/2002 Rushes post quirky pain killer commercial
Rushes have completed work on a commercial for Beechams All In One cold remedy. The commercial opens with a topless man standing against the backdrop of an icy mountain range, while a voice over talk

20/11/2002 The Mill to close film arm
Oscar-winning special effects company, The Mill, are to pull out of feature film work. The Soho facility cite the volatile nature of the film industry and a desire to concentrate on their advertising

19/11/2002 6,000 visit Digital Arts World
Digital Arts World 2002 recorded that 5,983 people visited Olympia’s Grand Hall to view the host of presentations, seminars, exhibits and demonstrations from the world of visual effects. A survey sho

19/11/2002 615 Music work on Redford feature
615 Music recently finished work for Executive Producer Robert Redford on an original score for his feature film, 'Skinwalkers'. 615 Music also recently completed a new custom theme for Animal Plane

19/11/2002 BBC Three launch date set
BBC Three, the replacement for BBC Choice, is set to launch on February 9 2003. The channel, which will aim at the 25-34 age group, promises a "rich, mixed and contemporary schedule". Shortly after

19/11/2002 Discreet appoint EMEA Systems Marketing Manager
Discreet have appointed Natasha Martinez to the position of EMEA Systems Marketing Manager. Based in Discreet's new European systems headquarters in Soho, Martinez will report to EMEA Director Patri

19/11/2002 Film Council appoint new Head of Diversity
The Film Council have announced the appointment of Marcia Williams as their new Head of Diversity. Williams will lead a drive to ensure that talent from all sections of society are able to become in

19/11/2002 LSS install tour coach audio system
Leamington Sight & Sound (LSS) have designed and fitted a customised, in-bus, personal audio system into the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC tour coach. The coach, a Scania Irizar, is owned by Wolverhampt

19/11/2002 Principal photography commences in Glasgow on 'Mandancin'
1A Productions and Festival Films have announced that principal photography is currently underway in Glasgow on director Norman Stone's first feature film, 'Mandancin'. Following on from his success

19/11/2002 XL Video take delivery of Barco R18 projectors
XL Video have taken delivery of four of the new Barco R18 projectors, bringing their total stock of large projectors to over 50. XL director, Lee Spencer, comments: “It’s important to stay at the cut

18/11/2002 Addiction create new 'Bridezillas' titles for September Films
Addiction have completed the titles for 'Bridezillas', a new factual series about New York Brides, commissioned by September Films and due to be aired next year. Andy Martin, Graphics Designer at Add

18/11/2002 BSkyB buy out Active partners
BSkyB have bought out three former partners in their interactive service, giving them full control under the Sky Active banner. Last week BSkyB issued shares to BT, HSBC Bank and Matsushita of Japan