Broadcast News Archive for January, 2007
15/01/2007 Film London Funded Shorts Nominated For BAFTA
Two Film London-funded shorts have been nominated for Best Short Film in the Orange British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, out of only five titles shortlisted in the category. The f

15/01/2007 FT2 Winter Careers Launch
At a recent event at the Roxy, Southwark practitioners from the film and television industry joined trainees from two separate FT2 training schemes to wish them well as they launch their freelance car

15/01/2007 Ianiro Takes Flight With 5 Star Cases
5 Star Cases has supplied leading professional lighting company Ianiro with a selection of flight cases to house their tungsten open-faced lighting fixtures, designed specifically for location video s

15/01/2007 Moving Picture Company To Install Eyeheight Software
The Moving Picture Company has ordered five Eyeheight safeEyesMDi multi-definition safe area generators for installation at its Soho headquarters. "We are currently refurbishing our video effects sui

15/01/2007 XL Video Hit The Right Notes For Placebo
Lighting designer Ivan Morandi produced a highly inventive, fully integrated lighting and visual show for Placebo’s recent UK and European arena tour, with video equipment and crew supplied by XL Vide

12/01/2007 Appointments At Screen Yorkshire Set To Drive Film Industry Forward
Screen Yorkshire, the Regional Screen Agency for Yorkshire and Humber welcomes new staff members to drive forward an ambitious £14m plan to develop the region’s film, broadcast and interactive media i

12/01/2007 Bafta To Honour The Stars Behind The Film
The glittering Bafta ceremony will not only pay tribute to a galaxy of stars but also to those who helped bring the movies to life. Categories this year are The Carl Forman Award for Special Achievem

12/01/2007 Digital Rapids Introduce On2 VP6 Codec Module
Digital Rapids is now shipping the optional On2 VP6 codec module for its Digital Rapids Stream family of media encoding solutions. The new module enables the creation of On2 VP6-based video for Macro

12/01/2007 Drug Company Funds Hurricane Films 'Under The Mud'
'Under the Mud' was written by teenagers in Liverpool over two years and much of the cash to bring it to the big screen came from a social fund from Glaxo Smith Kline, the world’s largest drug manufac

12/01/2007 Projected Image Digital Supply Catalyst Version 4 System To ITV Production
Projected Image Digital has supplied a Catalyst version 4 system to ITV Productions at The Manchester Studios, makers of the popular 'Make Your Play' game show. This is broadcast live on ITV1 and the

12/01/2007 Royal Drama Leads Bafta Nominations
Royal drama 'The Queen' is leading the way in this year's Orange Bafta awards with ten nominations. Stephen Frears' drama about the monarchy at the time of the death of Princess Diana has been nomina

12/01/2007 Strike Action Suspended As ITN Agree Improved Pension Scheme
Industrial action at ITN has been shelved as a result of "significant improvements" to pension scheme proposals. ITN announced proposals for wholesale changes to its final salaray pension scheme late

12/01/2007 Tern TV Celebrate Sale Of Three Factual-Entertainment Series
UK independent producer Tern Television is celebrating the international sale of three factual-entertainment series, originally commissioned by and produced for UKTV Style, through BBC Worldwide. Spa

11/01/2007 'Venus' Paints Portrait Of London
Veteran actors Peter O'Toole and Lesley Phillips return to the screen this month in the London-shot film, 'Venus'. Roger Michell directs the Hanif Kureshi screenplay about an elderly actor and his re

11/01/2007 Academy Of Motion Pictures To Award The Foundry Development Team
Leading visual effects developer The Foundry has announced that the development team responsible for the company’s Furnace visual effects and image-processing plug-ins is to be honoured with a Scienti

11/01/2007 Call For Government To Agree On Licence Fee Settlement
A meeting in the House of Commons, attended by some 150 people representing a wide range of voluntary and industry groups, called on the Government on Tuesday 9 to agree a settlement for the BBC licen

11/01/2007 Dark Male Prostitution Tale 'Trent 2 Rent' Marks Directorial Debut
Cassius Matthias is to present his directorial debut drama, ‘Trent 2 Rent’. Made on a shoestring budget, ‘Trent 2 Rent’ is a darkly comic, razor sharp tale set in South London. It uncovers the sophi

11/01/2007 DTS And Coding Technologies To Demonstrate Of Set-Top Box Technology At CES
DTS and Coding Technologies has announced the live demonstration of set-top box technology that enables delivery of the latest MPEG-4 aacPlus multi-channel audio for HDTV to consumers’ existing home t

11/01/2007 E-Mediavision Provides X-View SD16 Series Multiviewers To BSkyB, a leading UK-based innovator of advanced technology solutions for image display and manipulation, has provided the award winning X-View SD16 series Multiviewers to BskyB, for monito

11/01/2007 Framestore CFC Nominated For Seven Awards At VES
Framestore CFC has equalled its own record in the annual VES Award nominations, announced on January 8. Matching last year's feat, company members gained seven nominations in the Fifth Annual VES Awa

11/01/2007 ITN Staff Set To Strike Over Pension Benefits
According to Bectu, union members at news provider ITN are set for two days of strike action in defence of pension benefits. A ballot, which closed on January 5, showed 54% of union members in favour

11/01/2007 MTV Post Select Xytech System's To Manage Workload
MTV Post in Camden, London has turned to Xytech System's software for a solution to its workflow management. After a review of different scheduling solutions, MTV Post selected Xytech Systems' softwa

10/01/2007 IFB Funded Projects Set To Clean Up At Irish Film & Television Awards
The Irish Film & Television Award nominations were announced on Monday with 62 nominations given to projects financed by Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB). Neil Jordan’s 'Breakfast

10/01/2007 Janice Dickinson To Add Glamour To NAPTE
FreemantleMedia Enterprises has announced that Janice Dickinson will make an exclusive personal appearance at NATPE, January 15-18. The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency will be the market’s hottest f

10/01/2007 Mobile Zone To Expand Further At IBC 2007
Now in its third year, the Mobile Zone has continued to expand to reflect IBC’s global reach and influence, and as a result in 2007 it will be taking the whole of Hall 12. The Mobile Zone provides a