PRODUCER TRAINING: Lights, Camera, Action ... and Megabucks??

 

Preparation for the rigors of life in the Producer's chair...One university hopes it can bring a little bit of Hollywood's business to the UK by equipping students for the producer's chair. Cass business school, part of City University, anticipates good box office for its new MSc and MBA in film business. Released this autumn by the Cass Film Business Academy, the two qualifications are the first of their kind anywhere in the world, and applications are high.

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Gaelic Film First – Seachd To Tell The Power of Story

 

Chris Young, Isle of Skye-based Scottish ProducerPrincipal Photography for Young Films' latest feature film, Seachd - The Inaccessible Pinnacle is starting on the Isle of Skye. Seachd will be the first ever contemporary Gaelic-language feature film intended for worldwide theatrical release. The film is from Scottish producer Chris Young, whose last production, Festival, gained two UK BAFTA nominations (including Best British Film) as well as winning Best Film at the UK Comedy Awards.

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Stellar Cast in Kiwi Horror Movie Ferryman

 

The FerrymanNew Zealand independent feature film The Ferryman began principal photography in Auckland, on 31 March and is well on track to wrap on Saturday 13 May. This official NZ/UK co-production is produced by key producing partners Matthew Metcalfe (Nemesis Game) and Atlantic Film’s Alan Harris (Wallis & Edward). It was developed initially by New Zealand producer Matthew Metcalfe and the period from concept to production was just 14 months.

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Manchester Film Boom is On The Up

 

ManchesterManchester has again seen a 30% rise in filming in the first three months of this year. That is on top of the 30% rise recorded last year. The city has seen dozens of dramas return for a second, third and even fourth series. Vincent, Life on Mars, Cold Blood, Waterloo Road, Blue Murder, Shameless, Northern Lights and New Street Law have all been recommissioned.

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