Film London News Bulletin - 26 January 2011
Date posted: 26.01.2011
Record Year for UK Inward Investment
Latest Figures Announced
Figures revealed this week by the UK Film Council show that 2010 was a record-breaking year for UK cinema, both in terms of production spend and box office takings.
Amanda Boyle Interview
BAFTA-winning show Skins returns for a fifth series on Thursday, with Film London alumni Amanda Boyle directing the opening episode. We speak to Amanda about the experience and her journey to prime time TV.
A Capital Release for Hereafter
Hereafter, the latest feature from Oscar®-winning director and film-making legend Clint Eastwood releases in the UK this week, marking the first time the director has shot in the UK since making White Hunter, Black Heart in 1989.
Festivals & Screenings
FLAMIN-supported films by Beatrice Gibson and the Otolith Group feature among a packed programme at this year's Rotterdam Film Festival, which opens today.
On Thursday 27 January (7pm), Rich Mix will host For Colored Girls, a screening and panel discussion featuring contributions from Film London-supported film-makers Campbell X and Baff Akoto.
The Centre for Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College is hosting a screening of Secrets of the Tribe followed by a Q&A with the producers on Thursday 27 January.
In The News
The King's Speech leads the race for the Oscars with 12 nominations. Mike Leigh, Danny Boyle and Christopher Nolan are also amongst the Brit nominees this year.
Take a look at the first pictures from London-shot X-Men: First Class, starring Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
Funding, Training & Industy Events
Film London Microwave Online launches first chapter of Lo Budget, Hi Quality, a new resource. Director Josh Appignanesi (The Infidel, Song of Songs) discusses the history of low budget film-making, and gives insight into developing your own low-budget feature.
Register now for free to attend the Production Show, which will take place at Earls Court from 15-17 February and feature two Film London seminars, on 'Shooting in London and the South East' and 'Production Design on Micro-budget Films'.
Screen South is inviting entries for a new Short Film Programme, Innovation Shorts, run in collaboration with Visual Effects Research Lab Dundee Collaboration (VERL). Application deadline 14 February.
Film-makers' Festival Fund (FFF) - deadline 31 January; East End Film Festival - deadline 31 January; Empire Magazine Done in 60 Seconds - deadline 31 January; MEDIA TV Broadcasting scheme - deadline 28 February.