Category Archives: TV

University’s starring role for Bristol film buff who launched world’s biggest movie website

The Bristol-based founder of IMDb – the world’s number one movie website – has been honoured by the University of Bristol for his achievements. Movie buff Col Needham, pictured, launched IMDb (Internet Movie Database) in 1990 as a hobby while working as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard in Bristol.  Her then started collaborating with other likeminded film fans to

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Bottle Yard’s green screen comes in handy for Andy’s Safari Adventures as series returns to film in Bristol

Filming for 20 new episodes of acclaimed kids’ TV series Andy’s Safari Adventures is underway in Bristol as its producers once again harness the Bottle Yard Studios’ industry-leading digital CGI and green screen technology. Made by the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit Natural History Unit – also based in Bristol – Andy’s Safari Adventures is a co-commission from CBeebies in

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Jobs and investment in the frame as Bristol prepares to make most of its UNESCO City of Film status

Bristol’s new status as a UNESCO City of Film demonstrates its global reach as well as giving it the opportunity to create skilled jobs in its already thriving film and TV industry, the launch celebrations were told. The permanent status awarded to Bristol by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) last November is in recognition of its work

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Development funding brings £6.5m young people’s creative enterprise hub step closer

Bristol’s Creative Youth Network, which supports young people in reaching their potential through creative expression, has come one step closer to creating a hub for Creative Enterprise. The organisation has received £300,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop the designs and vision with young people over the next 18 months.  If successful, it will receive £4.5m towards the

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Call for creative firms to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018

Creative firms are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for the workplace and raising awareness of ethical trade issues amongst their staff, customers and peers. The awards

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Creative sector must face up to huge challenges, ITV chair tells launch of Centre for Cultural & Creative Industries

ITV chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette highlighted the importance of the UK’s creative industries during an inaugural lecture at the launch of Bath Spa University’s new Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries. Speaking to 60 members of staff and students from the university, the former president of the Royal Television Society and deputy chairman of the National Film School addressed the

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Bristol boosts role as top location for hard-hitting TV drama as another city-filmed series is screened

Powerful new TV series Kiri started on Channel 4 this week after filming in Bristol last year – the latest in a run of hard-hitting dramas that are helping the city earn a reputation as high-calibre television production centre. Written by Bristol-born BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne (National Treasure) and starring BAFTA and RTS award-winning actress Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley, Last Tango

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