Broadcast News Archive for February, 2008
22/02/2008 Funding Boost 'Elevates' Revolutionary Cinema
The UK Film Council's Prints & Advertising Fund is backing U2 3D, the first-ever feature length live action film shot and exhibited in breakthrough digital 3D. Released in late February by Revolver En

22/02/2008 Government Plans To Make UK 'Creative Hub'
The UK Government has revealed plans to make the UK a global leader in arts, media and advertising through apprenticeships and a world creative business conference. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Cu

22/02/2008 Impossible Pictures Snares Monster Success
UK independent producer Impossible Pictures is celebrating international sales of primetime hit drama Primeval with BBC America. It is now in 60 million U.S. homes, showing two seasons of the prehist

22/02/2008 Irish Film Board Awarded €23 Million
The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Séamus Brennan T.D. has unveiled details of the comprehensive Arts and Culture Plan 2008 that commits additional funding of €40m for arts and culture infrastr

22/02/2008 New Talent For UK Film Council
There have been two new appointments to the UK Film Council Board of Directors. Elisabeth Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer the Shine Group, and Gail Egan, Producer and the founder of Pot

22/02/2008 News Corp Promote Williams
News Corporation has promoted Mark Williams to Chief Financial Officer for Europe and Asia. Williams, currently Chief Operating Officer at Sky Italia, will move to the London-based role at the end of

22/02/2008 Search On For Talented Producers
Applications are now open for the seven month Magic Light Pictures/Skillset Producer Placement Programme which will run between May - December 2008. This scheme is intended to provide eight up and co

22/02/2008 Stars Perform 'Once' More At LA Reception
Oscar nominees Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, and director John Carney were the guests of honour at the Irish film industry reception which took place in Los Angeles to celebrate Irish film and pro

21/02/2008 21st Birthday Celebrated Hawthorns Style
A company that provides technical and creative solutions for events, Hawthorns in Leicester, has used its own expertise to celebrate their own 21st birthday in suitable style when they transformed the

21/02/2008 Audio Network Makes Music With Tiscali UK
Juliette Squair, Business Development Director of Audio Network, has announced an unlimited use deal to supply the broadband, telephone and media company, Tiscali UK, with music for use across all ser

21/02/2008 Big BIG Commissions For Five
Five has commissioned Windfall Films to produce two major engineering series. 'Big, Bigger, Biggest' is a new series that uses ground-breaking CGI animation to explore the engineering inventions that

21/02/2008 Digital Vision Supplies The Farm
Digital Vision, a supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, has announced that leading London post production company The Farm Group has purchased a second Film

21/02/2008 Evolutions In 'Top Gear' For BBC One
Evolutions, one of Soho’s largest independent post production facilities, has announced that it has won the open tender for BBC 2’s flagship show 'Top Gear'. Evolutions has provided full post produc

21/02/2008 ITV Splash Out On HD Cams For Emmerdale
ITV Productions are to invest £500k on new HD cameras and lenses for their flagship soap, ‘Emmerdale’. Current studio cameras will be upgraded with 8 Ikegami High Definition Cameras, fully supported

21/02/2008 Lion Television Leaps Forward With New Appointments
Lion Television has announced the appointment of Simon Welton as its Senior Entertainment Executive. Mr Welton has a vast range of production credits including series editing and executive producin

21/02/2008 Seven Stones Media Films 'A Year In Tibet'
Seven Stones Media has obtained unprecedented access to film a landmark documentary series in Tibet. Commissioned by BBC FOUR and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide, A Year in Tibet follows

21/02/2008 Vine Post Heat Up With Flame
New London facility Vine Post Production has invested in an Autodesk Flame visual effects system. The system and software were sold and installed by Autodesk's reseller XTFX. Opened in November 2007

21/02/2008 XL Video In Tune With The Brits
For the sixth consecutive year, XL Video supplied all screens and video playback PPU for The Brits 2008 last night at London's Earls Court. They also provided additional video 'specials' kit for thr

20/02/2008 £5m Funding For NI Creative Sector
A new £5 million fund for creative industries is set to develop business enterprise in Northern Ireland and to encourage its most talented people to 'shine on an international stage', Arts and Culture

20/02/2008 2pad Launches Private Online Photo And Video Gallery
2pad, the first private online media sharing service, have launched a new private online photo and video gallery. Ideal for organising, sharing, and storing photos and videos, 2pad provides the most

20/02/2008 BBC 'Resources' Sale Delayed
The BBC has caused consternation with staff and union representatives by cancelling a meeting with union representatives last week - apparently because it had no firm proposal on the expected 'Resourc

20/02/2008 Blue's Post Production Offer Extended
A London-based end-to-end post-production facility - blue - has added to its existing 'Pro Tools' offering with a significant investment in Digidesign ICON integrated consoles. Installed and supporte

20/02/2008 Chris 'Projects Himself' Into Director Role
A Norwegian company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of high performance projectors for professional, business and consumer applications - projectiondesign - has promoted a sales manager

20/02/2008 GyPSii To Launch New Mobile-Location Service At The Olympic Games
GyPSii, one of the the world’s leading geo-location and mobile social networking providers, has partnered with Shanghai Rannuo and China Unicom to launch its GyPSii service during the 2008 Olympic Gam

20/02/2008 Iconic Office Of Information Film Archive Boosted
The iconic British Central Office of Information films - that steered a nation at war through its darkest days to final victory and then through a newly nervous 'nuclear threat' world - are to be made