Beaconsfield Studios, home to the National Film and Television School, packed with British film history

NFTS Oswlad Morris BuildingHaving recently completed a course at the National Film and Television School, I was intrigued by the history of Beaconsfield Studios, which has not only been home to the NFTS since 1972, but also some of Britain’s greatest films, including, This Sporting Life, Richard Harris’ breakthrough picture. Continue reading “Beaconsfield Studios, home to the National Film and Television School, packed with British film history”

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”

BFI Yearbook shows UK film buoyant in 2013, box office exceeds £1 billion third year in row

BFI LogoThe 2014 BFI Statistical Yearbook shows UK film is a leading player in a highly competitive global industry, with a UK industry turnover of £7.3 billion, an 11% share of the global box office, UK box office receipts in excess of £1 billion for the third successive year. Continue reading “BFI Yearbook shows UK film buoyant in 2013, box office exceeds £1 billion third year in row”