Even at 82, British film icon Michael Caine says he’ll never retire, and thank goodness for that!

Michael Caine 215Michael Caine says that he’ll never retire, unlike the character he plays in his new film Youth, which premièred at the London Film Festival. Michael explained; “What happens is, you don’t retire from movies. Movies retire you. You suddenly don’t get any scripts, or there’s no money and they can’t afford you: then you stop.” So, Michael intends never to retire, thank goodness for that. Continue reading “Even at 82, British film icon Michael Caine says he’ll never retire, and thank goodness for that!”

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BAFTA 6th annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series continues to inspire and educate

Jimmy McGovern BAFTA 2015The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and BFI (British Film Institute) annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series has now drawn to a close for 2015. However, the series continues to be an embodiment of BAFTA’s commitment to education and learning that can be delved into at any time online at BAFTA Guru or through their many podcasts. Continue reading “BAFTA 6th annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series continues to inspire and educate”

BAFTA Film Question Time

BAFTA Image 1I attended BAFTA’s recent Film Question Time, a wise choice as it proved to be a brilliantly insightful and really quite challenging event, with an often intense discussion covering such topics as European Union film funding, the rights and wrongs of offering UK tax breaks to US film companies, how to get the best from the never-ending stream of film festivals that are now popping up and the impact that the increasingly popular trend for crowd-funding can have on getting your micro-budget production off the ground. Continue reading “BAFTA Film Question Time”