Broadcast News Archive for May, 2005
17/05/2005 Film London appoints head of new 'micro feature' fund
Maggie Ellis, Film London’s highly respected Production Executive, has been appointed as the first Head of Production at the capital’s media agency. The Head of Production is a new post tasked with r

17/05/2005 Framestore CFC names new colourist
Framestore CFC have a new colourist on board their award winning Telecine team, with Ben Rogers joining Dave Ludlam, Steffan Perry and Matt Turner. The increased team size reflects a period of succes

17/05/2005 Grace & Wild buys multiple mokey and monet licenses
Imagineer Systems has announced that leading Detroit facility group, Grace & Wild, has purchased multiple licenses of its innovative visual effects tools mokey and monet. Four mokey and four monet l

17/05/2005 K-Tek introduces Traveler boom pole
K-Tek announces the Avalon Traveler, the first professional boom pole designed to fit into a standard equipment case. With a minimum length of just 50.8 cm (20”), the Traveler stores quickly for easy

17/05/2005 Union seeks urgent talks on BBC property U-turn
Bectu has called for urgent talks with the BBC and Land Securities Trillium over the sudden collapse of a joint property contract. Land Securities (LST) and the BBC announced late last week that a 30

16/05/2005 ‘London Day’ in Cannes marks 'production revolution'
At the Cannes Film Festival Film London has announced "the most comprehensive revolution in film production in London for 25 years". Top British film-makers Stephen Frears, Gurinder Chadha and Martha

16/05/2005 Alias appoints Animazoo as UK channels partner
Alias has appointed leading motion capture manufacturer, distributor and systems integrator Animazoo as a UK channels partner for its Alias MotionBuilder family of character performance and animation

16/05/2005 Dan Germain joins Root6 Technology
Industry veteran Dan Germain has joined UK-based Root6 Technology as International Channel Manager for ContentAgent-XR, the company’s new high-performance encoding platform launched with Microsoft at

16/05/2005 Dolphins Stadium chooses Synergy MD-X
Ross Video has announced that Miami Dolphins Stadium has invested in a Synergy 3 MD-X Digital Production Switcher. The stadium is revamping their control room to be HD ready. “We initially bought

16/05/2005 Jeremy McWilliams joins New Moon
New Moon, the UK's only multi-discipline production company, has appointed Jeremy McWilliams as Executive Producer. McWilliams, former Managing Director of Mustard Films, will head the Advertising D

16/05/2005 Pioneering degree for musicians and video makers launched
Budding computer-based musicians and fledgling video makers can now sign up to a pioneering University of Greenwich degree in Entertainment Technology, which will admit its first students this Septemb

16/05/2005 Regional Attraction Fund attracts top names to North West England
North West Vision, the Film and TV agency for England’s Northwest has made two more significant awards from its Regional Attraction Fund (RAF). Delivered by North West Vision in partnership with the

16/05/2005 Time Delay chosen for ‘Celebrity Love Island’
Having been a huge success at NAB, Time, EMEA’s only company dedicated to broadcast censorship of live TX shows, is currently bleeping on a far away Fijian Island for ‘Celebrity Love Island’.

13/05/2005 Acoustic Labs release Multitrack Recorder 3.0
Acoustic Labs Audio has released a new version of its popular multitrack recording software, the Acoustic Labs Multitrack Recorder. The software package has proven to be a big hit with audio recordin

13/05/2005 Axel Springer and GIST deploy multimedia programme guide for Swisscom Broadcast
German publishing house Axel Springer and GIST, the Berlin and New York-based specialist for digital TV services, have launched the first electronic programme guide featuring an innovative interactive

13/05/2005 Digidesign ships D-Command worksurface
Digidesign has announced initial shipments of the Digidesign D-Command tactile worksurface, the newest member of the ICON integrated console family. Incorporating much of the same functionality, indu

13/05/2005 Impressive slate of British films to premiere at UK Film Focus
Pathé International’s highly anticipated 'Breakfast On Pluto', Neil Jordan’s new film set in London and Ireland during the 1970s and starring Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson, is one of a number of the

13/05/2005 Kudos strengthens team with new roles
Kudos Film and Television has made two significant appointments to help consolidate its existing team. 'Spooks' and 'Hustle' exec Simon Crawford Collins continues his relationship with the leading dr

13/05/2005 North West Vision and Tubedale Films partner to develop feature films on Merseyside
North West Vision is investing £145,000 over the next twelve months into a slate partnership with Liverpool-based Tubedale Films in order to stimulate a step change in the development and production o

13/05/2005 OFT accepts cinema merger undertakings
The OFT has accepted the undertakings offered by Terra Firma Investments (GP) 2 Ltd (and UK subsidiary, Corleone Capital Limited) in relation to its acquisition of the UCI cinema chain. The OFT has

13/05/2005 South West locations showcased at Cannes
The South West of England is reportedly taking the internationally renowned Cannes Film Festival by storm. Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive of South West Screen, said: “With three feature film prem

12/05/2005 APT management buyout completed
APT (Audio Processing Technology), the Belfast-based audio compression specialist, has secured significant equity and debt funding which has enabled the company to complete a management buyout from it

12/05/2005 Award-winning indie film gets Quantel boost
California-based postproduction company Brass Knuckles recently put the final touches on two trailers for 'Dallas 362', an independent feature film written and directed by Scott Caan. The film had s

12/05/2005 BBC unions plan four days of industrial action
Unions have named May 23 as the first of four days of strike action against cuts and privatisation at the BBC. Representatives of Bectu, the NUJ, and Amicus, meeting in London on the day after a deci

12/05/2005 Dayang appoints Director of Channel Sales
Dayang has announced the appointment of Augustine Cheung as Director of Channel Sales, responsible for sales-related liaison with the company's offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Thailand. B