BIMM Group acquire MetFilm School

By Oli Parry | February 1, 2024

BIMM Group, who own BIMM University, to announce its acquisition of MetFilm School. This marks a significant milestone in its commitment to providing high-quality specialist film school education, positioning BIMM University and MetFilm School as the leading provider of undergraduate film courses in the UK and Europe. BIMM University and MetFilm School recognise the increasing … Read more
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Arts University Plymouth alumni Oliver Hughes on creating VFX for Apple, Disney & more

By Oli Parry | January 31, 2024

23-year-old Oliver Hughes, from Dorset, graduated from BA (Hons) Animation (now BA (Hons) Animation & Games) at Arts University Plymouth in 2021 and landed a role as a 3D Animator at global VFX and animation studio the Moving Picture Company (MPC). Two years on, Oliver has worked on blockbuster titles such as Apple’s ‘Prehistoric Planet’, Disney’s live-action … Read more
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New Development Fund for factual entertainment launched by Climate Spring

By Oli Parry | January 29, 2024

Screen industry organisation Climate Spring launches its new Development Fund for global unscripted TV and factual entertainment, expanding the company’s funding offer beyond scripted content. The new Fund will provide finance opportunities for production companies and creatives with innovative concepts for unscripted television shows, supercharging content that entertains and updates the conversation on climate change. … Read more
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Women in Film and Television expands Four Nations Mentoring Scheme

By Oli Parry | January 25, 2024

Women in Film and TV (UK) has launched its 2024 Four Nations Mentoring Scheme, designed for mid-career women working in film, television and creative media looking to take that next big step in their career. This year the scheme has expanded to include North of England and introduces a new Mentoring Producer to lead the … Read more
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Chris Young to spearhead newly established Sean Connery Talent Lab

By Oli Parry | January 25, 2024

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announce acclaimed Scottish film producer and founder of Young Films, Chris Young will lead the inaugural Sean Connery Talent Lab as part of the expansion of NFTS Scotland. Bringing a wealth of industry expertise and a legacy of close to four decades in filmmaking, Chris will spearhead the … Read more
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Vancouver Film School announces opportunity for the 2024 Future Scholarship

By Oli Parry | January 24, 2024

Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, Vancouver Film School, has announced the return of its Future Scholarship for 2024. The scholarship fund, valued at over $150,000, aims to support emerging creative talent by providing world-class post-secondary training for a career in the creative industries. Three full-tuition scholarships are available for students to study a variety … Read more
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Garden Studios and MetFilm School join forces to roll out VP training courses

By Oli Parry | January 19, 2024

Gardens Studios, London’s biggest film studio, and MetFilm School, a leading industry-focused film, television, and online media school, has announced the launch of its cutting-edge Three-Day and One-Day Virtual Production Courses. These innovative courses aim to provide comprehensive, hands-on education in the rapidly evolving field of Virtual Production.  “The world of media production is rapidly … Read more
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CJP adds virtual production facilities for Kingston University

By Oli Parry | December 19, 2023

CJP Broadcast Service Solutions, systems integration, production and content digitisation specialist, has upgraded two existing moving image studios at Kingston University, adding sophisticated virtual production facilities. The new system strengthens the University’s research and teaching environment, while being delivered within an affordable budget. The project involved adding a complete virtual production system to existing green … Read more
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Final Pixel Academy officially launches VP fellowship programme

By Oli Parry | December 12, 2023

The Final Pixel Academy, in partnership with Screen Scotland, Nightsky Studios and Blazing Griffin, announced they are formally launching the highly-lauded Virtual Production Fellowship programme on Friday, December 15, 2023 with an exclusive invitation-only event that will feature a series of presentations, a live panel of virtual production industry experts, and a tour of a fully-operational … Read more
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Film & Screen Audit report reveals more young people are urgently needed

By Oli Parry | December 5, 2023

West London is home to many of our nation’s most important screen companies, including Sky, Disney, Discovery and the BBC, and so employs almost 20% of all UK film and screen industry workers, part of an industry which generates over £3 billion annually to the British economy. However, a new audit looking at the training … Read more
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