Broadcast News Archive for February, 2008
15/02/2008 Irish Shorts Make The Cut At Berlinale Film Fest
The Irish Film Board Short Cut short film 'Frankie' has won the UIP Prix Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale Film Festival this week. Frankie, directed by Darren Thornton follows a day in the

15/02/2008 Revenge Is Sweet With Berlin Festival Win
Austrian director Götz Spielmann’s 'Revanche' has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section. This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas

15/02/2008 Rushes Headache Quick Fix For Tandem Films
Rushes has completed a new 10 second sequence to fit within an existing film for Anadin Ultra for Tandem Films. The brief from DDB London was to create the feeling of a high speed photosonics shoot i

15/02/2008 Stars Descend To Irish Film Festival
The Jameson International Film Festival in Dublin opens today. The 10-day festival will screen 100 features from 33 countries and will welcome a 40,000 strong crowd. The event will open with the Ir

14/02/2008 'Polaroid' Snaps Up Nomination At First Light Movies Awards
Psychological thriller ‘Polaroid’ has been nominated for Best Drama at the First Light Movies Awards 2008. The film is written, directed and filmed by young people aged between 14-17 from Worthing Yo

14/02/2008 Arqiva Installs HD Ready TV Playout Suite
Arqiva's Satellite Media Solutions division has announced the installation of a new HD ready television playout suite. Building of the new facility, which will play out combinations of HD (high defi

14/02/2008 Ascent Media Installs Scanner To Compliment Workflow
Cintel, a leading provider of film scanning solutions, has announced that Ascent Media based in London has installed the world’s first 16mm/35mm diTTo scanner. After beta-testing the dual-gate Super 2

14/02/2008 Catalyst Supports Royal Variety Performance
The 2007 Royal Variety performance utilized Catalyst digital media servers to drive its video content. Catalyst was programmed and operated by Ian Reith, who provided his server along with comprehensi

14/02/2008 LA Trip To Promote Irish Film Industry
A delegation of over 25 Irish production companies will travel to Los Angeles to meet with US studios executives and to promote the Irish film industry during Oscar week. The delegates will travel i

14/02/2008 Pro-Bel Supplies Software To WTVR
Pro-Bel has supplied a wide range of automation, routing and master control technology to Raycom-owned station WTVR and the shared services operation of Southeastern Media’s WUPV, in Richmond, VA, to

14/02/2008 Toon Boom Animation Releases New Version Of Harmony
Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced the expansion of its consultancy services with the release of a new version of Harmony. Toon Boom Harmony is an animation solution to create

14/02/2008 Yorkshire And Humber Top Producer Of Indies
Yorkshire and Humber has been identified as the number one producer of independent productions for network distributions by a report due out this month. The Production Report for Out of London survey

13/02/2008 Audio-Technica Show Range of Production and Communications Products at ISE
Audio-Technica exhibited a comprehensive range of audio production and communications products at this year’s ISEurope. Among the new product ranges being shown in Europe for the first time were the M

13/02/2008 Broadcast Networks Appoints Jon Flay To General Manager
Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks has appointed Jon Flay to the position of general manager, with responsibility for leading off-site projects and handling day to day affairs at the co

13/02/2008 Fremantlemedia Enterprises Launches DVD Label Down Under
In a determined effort to spread the word, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is setting up its own DVD label – FHE Australia, to manage their Home Entertainment content in Australia and New Zealand.

13/02/2008 Magic Light Pictures And Skillset Announce 2008 Placement Scheme
Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries, and production company Magic Light Pictures have launched the Producer Placement Programme. This will put eight up-and-coming produ

13/02/2008 Momentum Pictures Announce Release Of 'Love In The Time Of Cholera'
Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem stars as Florentino Ariza, a poet and telegraph clerk who discovers his life’s passion when he sees Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) through the window of her fa

13/02/2008 Nitelites Upgrades Amplifiers
Nitelites, the Newcastle-based PA company specialising in sound, lighting and staging is replacing its entire hire stock of amplifiers with 44 Crown I-Tech 8000s as part of an overall upgrade of their

13/02/2008 Quirky Drama 'Being Human' Hits BBC Three
New, one-off drama, 'Being Human', is a witty, exciting, sexy and extraordinary look at the friendship between three, twenty-something outsiders trying to find their way in an enticing, yet complicate

13/02/2008 UTV Acquires Tibus For £5 Million
UTV plc has acquired Tibus, an all-Ireland focused web design agency with offices in Dublin and Belfast for £5 million. Tibus, which employs 30 people, was founded in 1996 and specialises in providin

12/02/2008 Ascent Media Appoints Rachel Bernard Vice President Of Broadcast Operations
Ascent Media has announced that Rachel Bernard has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Broadcast Operations, for the company’s network services business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

12/02/2008 BBC Choose Eaga Plc As Preferred Supplier For Digital Switchover Help Scheme
The BBC has selected eaga plc (eaga) as the preferred supplier to deliver the Digital Switchover Help Scheme, subject to contract. Up to seven million people will be eligible for support from the Dig

12/02/2008 Framestore CFC Snaps Up VES Awards
Framestore CFC once again snagged two of the visual effects industry's most prestigious prizes at the VES Awards, held at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom in Hollywood in February. Both Smirnoff Sea

12/02/2008 Mobile 'Meffys' Open For Entries
The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) is now accepting entries for their fifth annual awards, the Meffys. As the industry’s recognised benchmark for measuring success and rewarding innovation, the Meff

12/02/2008 Murphy Joins Flynn
Flynn have appointed Siobhan Murphy to join their team as Music Directors Rep. Ms Murphy joins Flynn on a freelance basis and will continue her relationship with Therapy Films. In her new role at