Broadcast News Archive for January, 2003
15/01/2003 Kaydara announce free video training for Motionbuilder
Kaydara, a leader in next generation solutions for 3D character animation, have announced the availability of the first Motionbuilder Video Training Magazine (VTM), 'Introduction to Motionbuilder'.

15/01/2003 SoundField supply the opera
The prestigious Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, have invested in the recently upgraded SoundField MKV RV microphone system. The ROH, a long term SoundField user, have in the past used So

15/01/2003 Tartan Shorts 2003 winners announced
Three films have been chosen, amid stiff competition, to go into production under the Tartan Shorts 2003 scheme. It is expected that the films will go into production around the end of March this yea

15/01/2003 Tessa Jowell responds to ITC Programme Supply Review
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has underlined the importance of independent production companies to the broadcasting industry by accepting the vast majority of recommendations from a key review into t

14/01/2003 Anthony Minghella appointed bfi Chair
Anthony Minghella, the Oscar and BAFTA-winning British filmmaker and writer has been announced as the new Chair of the British Film Institute (bfi). The bfi is funded by the Film Council to carry out

14/01/2003 Edifis announce Multi Standard upgrade
Edifis announces Multi Standard, a new upgrade for the Brick SD, Sting, Scratchbox, Graduate, Gearbox, Brick HD and Scratchbox HD range of disk-based video and film post-production equipment. Multi S

14/01/2003 Gravity Media Group to rebrand as Gearhouse Broadcast
The Board of Directors of Gravity Media Group, the group who own Gearhouse Broadcast, Evolve Digital, Inertia Productions and Inertia Events Solutions, have decided to rebrand all businesses so that t

14/01/2003 ITC gives consent for BSkyB to show World Cup Cricket
The ITC have agreed that British Sky Broadcasting can broadcast live and exclusive coverage of this year's Cricket World Cup. Under the ITC 'Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events', pa

14/01/2003 Plazamedia choose Geevs for Bundesliga coverage
In order to provide fast and cost effective production of highlights from the German Bundesliga football matches, Plazamedia have chosen a system based on the Geevs video servers from Gee Broadcast Sy

14/01/2003 Quantel and Soho Editors launch generationQ training for freelancers
Quantel have appointed Soho Editors as the first UK accredited training centre for their new generationQ resolution co-existent editing product range. Soho Editors will immediately begin training top

14/01/2003 Skillset organise third runners' careers day
The Runners Careers Information Event 2003, organised by Skillset and funded by the London Development Agency, is to be held in Kensington Town Hall on Friday April 11 2003 from 10.30am - 5.15pm. The

14/01/2003 Writers' Guild and PACT sign new agreement
The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) have signed a new agreement for television scripts. The Personal Managers Association (PMA), re

13/01/2003 Brave Films shortlisted for Orange 'Small is Beautiful' awards
Brave Films have announced that Emily Bliss and Michelle Stapleton of The Brave Film Company have been shortlisted in the Orange 'Small is Beautiful' awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of

13/01/2003 Changes at Rushes bookings department announced
Rushes have announced that Rebecca Sweetman has become Head of Bookings, effective immediately. Sweetman joined Rushes at the end of 2001 and has been promoted from Senior Bookings Co-ordinator. Rebe

13/01/2003 Free career advice sessions for Scotland re-launched
Scotland`s only careers advice service for media freelancers is being re-launched, revamped and expanded, thanks to funding from Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Screen. Film, television, video, inte

13/01/2003 Green Umbrella announce 'Moore on the Moon'
Green Umbrella have launched a new video and DVD, 'Moore on the Moon', in which Sir Patrick Moore reviews present knowledge of the moon in the lucid and lively manner he has made all his own. Filmed

13/01/2003 Griffilms win Foyle Film Festival award
Griffilms’ 'The Big Snow' has won the 15th annual Budweiser Foyle Film Festival 'Best Digital Animation' award. The film was voted for by viewers on-line, who had a choice of five shortlisted films.

13/01/2003 Liberty Livewire announce the formation of new pictures facility
Liberty Livewire have announced their intention of forming a new post production facility, One Post Ltd, with effect from March 15 2003. One Post Ltd will merge the existing companies Soho 601 and S

13/01/2003 Skaramoosh RI:SE to title challenge
Skaramoosh have completed new title sequence and idents for RI:SE, Channel 4’s breakfast show produced by Princess Productions and Sky. The sequence was directed by Benjamin Caron and design directed

13/01/2003 SMG choose Rage Music for rebranding
Following Scottish Media Group's decision to opt out of the recent rebranding of ITV, they have been revamping their stations IN THEIR OWN STYLE. Feeling that the new across-the-board ITV image did n

10/01/2003 Adobe's Bryan Lamkin to keynote digital video production Super Session
Adobe Systems' Senior Vice President of Digital Imaging and Digital Video Products Bryan Lamkin is to keynote the Super Session "The Future of Desktop Digital Video" at NAB 2003 in Las Vegas. Lamkin

10/01/2003 DCMS Management Board appointments announced
Sue Street, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has appointed Clive Elphick, and re-appointed Sonita Alleyne as non-executive members of the Department's Management Boa

10/01/2003 Odeon cinemas order DTS-CSS
Following extensive trials with participating cinemas throughout the country in the last 12 months, Odeon Cinemas have installed nine DTS-CSS captioning and audio description systems and confirmed an

10/01/2003 Quantel and McMillan to debut QColor in Soho
Quantel and McMillan are joining forces to host a generationQ event in Soho on January 22-23. The two-day event will demonstrate the latest advances in the generationQ post production tools and outli

10/01/2003 Scottish Executive publish review of Scottish Screen
The Scottish Executive have recently published a report on their review of Scottish Screen. Culture Minister Mike Watson, answering a parliamentary question, said the agency must focus on changing tr