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India Week 2024 celebrates Film Conclave and cross-border collaboration

India Week, a weeklong celebration of culture, innovation and collaboration, takes place from June 29th to July 6th. This vibrant event brings together thought leaders, industry experts and creatives from India and the UK to explore critical topics across various domains. The UK is a home-away-from-home for Indian film and entertainment opportunities. The Film Conclave […]

June 28, 2024

London productions to receive £9.5bn investment boost

New figures estimate that £9.5 billion (€11.2bn) of investment in London is expected to be generated over the next five years as a result of Film London support for film, TV and animation production. This in turn would add over £1 billion in additional GVA for London over the same five-year period to 2028-29. Coinciding […]

June 19, 2024

The Pitch Film Fund open for 2025 entries

The Pitch Film Fund has announced that it is open for submissions for its 2025 film fund with entries closing on September 27th. Now in its 16th year, The Pitch Film Fund is one of the biggest short film funds in the UK, with its annual adaptation challenge to see re-envisioned thousand-year old stories brought […]

June 13, 2024

Linnen joins Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

Theatre, film and television agency Casarotto Ramsay & Associates has announced the appointment of Hannah Linnen. A dynamic agent with two decades of experience, Hannah joins the organisation with immediate effect. Linnen joins Casarotto having previously worked at 42 Management & Production, where she looked after her own roster of writer and director clients, co-established […]

June 6, 2024

Euras Films founder: “Sony Paramount merger will harm UK film”

Sarudzayi Marufu, executive producer and founder of Euras Films, has warned that M&A deals in the US media and entertainment sector could significantly harm the financial viability of grassroots film productions in the UK. Marufu’s statement follows Sony’s $26 billion bid for Paramount, which if successful, would make the Japanese conglomerate a majority shareholder. Paramount […]

May 9, 2024

MPs to probe UK cinema sector

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons is to hold an  Evidence Session looking at the challenges facing UK cinema. The Committee is continuing its inquiry into British Film and High-End TV with a session focusing on the industry’s exhibition sector, where a film is screened for the public in […]

April 19, 2024By Colin Mann

Firecrest Films announces new Murder Trial series for BBC

Firecrest Films announces it is taking viewers back into the Scottish High Courts in the third instalment of its Murder Trial series with the commission of The Killing of Dr Brenda Page for BBC Scotland and BBC Factual. After the success of Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Renee and Andrew MacRae which aired this year […]

January 9, 2024

Filming starts on S4C crime drama Cleddau

S4C has announced that filming has started on Cleddau/The One That Got Away; a new, six-part, drama series that combines a gripping murder mystery with an electrifying love story. The series from BlackLight Television (a Banijay UK company) in collaboration with Banijay Rights, is being filmed in Welsh for S4C for broadcast in late 2024, […]

December 4, 2023

Incredible Film announces doc slate for ATF

Dutch sales agent Incredible Film has secured global distribution rights to all 6 seasons of the internationally acclaimed 4K documentary series, WineMasters (27×45’). The series produced by Farmhouse TV & Film Productions, will join Incredible Film’s slate for ATF, where the distributor will present the series to new buyers and partners. The cinematic documentary series […]

November 23, 2023

Checklist Films readies The Iron Rose

West Midlands based production company Checklist Films has secured the rights to the pre-published historical novel, The Iron Rose, written by Keith Thomas, which chronicles the dramatic life of iron and steel pioneer Robert Forester Mushet during Britain’s Industrial Revolution.  Created by Keith Thomas, with the screenplay written by John F. McDonald (The Traveller), the […]

October 3, 2023