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Film London News Bulletin - 6 April 2011
Date posted: 06.04.2011
New National Remit
For Film London
Film London takes on management of the British Film Commission which will be chaired by producer Iain Smith whose credits include The A-Team and Children of Men.
Location of the Month
Crossness Engines Trust
BBC drama The Crimson Petal and the White took over The Crossness Engines Trust in Abbey Wood, Bexley to recreate the harsh grandeur of Victorian industry.
London & Partners
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a new flagship agency - London & Partners - that will showcase London to the world as the best city to visit, invest and study in.
Festivals & Screenings
The latest in FLAMIN's ongoing series of artist film screenings at the Whitechapel Gallery will take place on Sunday 10 April, 3pm, with a special screening of Charlotte Ginsborg FLAMIN Productions commissioned film, Melior Street.
My Jewish East London, a new documentary about the Jewish East End and the immigrants that settled there in the 1880s will be screening at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives on Thursday 7 April at 6 pm.
The East End Film Festival has just announced the full programme for this year's festival, which takes place from 27 April until 2 May.
In The News
Film London supported Ben Drew to star in feature film remake of cult TV show, The Sweeney.
BFI takes over film funding responsibilities from the UK Film Council.
Guardian reports on growth in international film festivals across UK.
Funding, Training & Industry Events
If you are a professional working within the film and media sector, you can currently apply for a full festival pass for only £150 (Early Bird rate) for this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
B3 TalentLab is a new bespoke talent development programme aimed at Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) film-makers, run by B3 Media in collaboration with BBC Films and Skillset. They are seeking up to 24 individuals with short, feature-length, multimedia fiction or documentary ideas to participate in a series of development labs in May 2011.
The full programme has now been announced for The School of Sound, a unique series of masterclasses exploring the art of sound in film, the arts and media, taking place from 27 until 30 April at the Southbank Centre.
The Pixel Lab - extended to 8 April; Innocent Mini Movies competition - 17 April; Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival - 21 April; Film London Microwave - 3 May; onedotzero_adventures in motion - 30 May; 31st Cambridge Film Festival - 31 May