Gavin Williams' short, ‘Sleepworking’, has now picked up eight awards during the autumn and winter festival season.
Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Royal Television Society North East and The Border Centre Awards, which will be held on Saturday 01 March 2014 at The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.
Film The House is an innovative and fun Parliamentary initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of copyright to film makers, of film itself and the creative industries in general among parliamentarians and the Government.
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.
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.
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.
Transmission dates are being confirmed for the NFM and Baltic commissioned North East slate of Random Acts made for Channel 4.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.