National law firm Watson Burton has strengthened the media and entertainment component of its commercial service offering with the appointment of solicitor Amy Hamilton, based in the company’s Newcastle office.

5th December 2013

Connect/Exchange is a national exchange initiative for six artists with a moving image, digital or screen-based practice. It will provide six artists with three weeks’ time and space to undertake initial research and development for a new work or project, connect and exchange ideas with artists and curators in other regions, expand professional networks and present practice to the public via an artist's talk or screening.

4th December 2013

Sheffield Doc/Fest and Creative Skillset have launched Fast Track to Features 2: a seven-month UK-wide feature documentary training programme aimed at documentary talent wanting to make the move towards making their first documentary feature. The first stage of Fast Track to Features 2 will be an Introductory Workshop which will run twice: once in London and once in Newcastle, in partnership with Northern Film & Media. This will run on Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at Toffee Factory in Newcastle.

4th December 2013

Transmission dates are being confirmed for the NFM and Baltic commissioned North East slate of Random Acts made for Channel 4.

26th November 2013

Congratulations to Newcastle-based producer Jack Tarling, who has been selected for a place on the prestigious SOS (Save Our Scripts) development programme run by producers’ collective The Bureau.

25th November 2013

Newcastle legend Keith Crombie is to be the focus of a new documentary, The Jazz Man, from North East producer/director Abi Lewis of Agogo Films.

21st November 2013
Digital Bridge Worshop

Northern Film & Media Company Kick Start Fund

Northern Film & Media is pleased to announce a new fund to support the creation of North East film, TV and digital media companies

21st November 2013

Bloodlust, the debut feature from Newcastle-based writer/director Richard Johnstone, has been acquired by Canadian Sales Company, Cinemavault. They will be handling International Sales for the horror after securing a deal at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

18th November 2013

Northern Film & Media are looking to secure the services of experienced film industry story editors/and or creative producers to run a series of script and project development surgery sessions for North East based film and television companies.

7th November 2013

Congratulations to children’s dramas Wolfblood and The Dumping Ground, both shot on location in the North East of England, which have secured a raft of nominations for this year’s prestigious British Academy Children's Awards, run by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta).

30th October 2013
Spatulahead, Lesley Ann Rose

Northern Film & Media, Channel 4 and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art commissioned 10 artists and filmmakers for Channel 4’s renowned Random Acts strand. To celebrate their completion and in the lead up to broadcast, due Autumn 2013, the ten films will be premiered at BALTIC from 28 October – 17 November 2013 with an additional programme of supporting talks and presentations.

28th October 2013
How to Choose_Cecilia Stenbom

Northern Film & Media in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art are looking for two talented artists with a background in moving image and/or photography practice to take part in a unique film development programme designed to nurture bold new voices in narrative film.

16th October 2013

Over 100 of the North East’s industry professionals – many of them established and aspiring cinematographers – gathered for a Digital Cinematography Camera Showcase at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead last night.

15th October 2013

Filmed over 18 months, Addicted to Sheep is director Magali Pettier’s intimate portrait of a year in the life of a tenant farming family who live 1300 feet above sea level in the North-East of England.

14th October 2013

More than 150 Tyneside youngsters were given a sneak preview of their favourite TV show, Wolfblood, at a special screening in Gateshead on Saturday 05 October

10th October 2013

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