May 20th, 2013
Only one day left to contribute to the ‘What Makes Glasgow Great’ campaign!
Led by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), the campaign, which runs until Tuesday 21 May 2013, encourages you and anyone who has a connection with the city to have your say. Your responses will help develop a new city brand which will be launched in summer 2013 and will replace Glasgow: Scotland with style.
You can have your say online at www.whatmakesglasgowgreat.co.uk and at GCMB’s Facebook page
May 15th, 2013
Fast and Furious 6 will be hitting the big screen this weekend. Some of the action was actually filmed in Glasgow last year when our city centre streets doubled for London.
The production were looking to film several chase scenes through a modern city centre and Glasgow fitted the brief perfectly. Our wide streets are easily controlled due to the Glasgow grid system, which offers great opportunities for car crashes!!
You can check out some of the Glasgow b-roll footage here. (courtesy of Universal)
May 13th, 2013
If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to book your ticket for our forthcoming event. Glasgow Film Office and BAFTA Scotland are jointly presenting an in-depth look at what makes Glasgow such an attractive location for Hollywood.
Discover more about the process of scouting locations and learn to see your world differently. The panel session takes place at 6:30pm on Thursday 16th May at the CCA, Glasgow.
Free to BAFTA members, book online here
£5 for non BAFTA members, call the CCA Box Office on 0141 352 4900 for tickets
May 10th, 2013
GMAC Film’s new talent development programme is recruiting now! Deadline is MONDAY 13th MAY!
Foot In The Door is a tailor-made career development programme for new, uncommissioned producers and filmmakers, which will provide an essential step in career development and support in finding a route in to working in Scotlandís film & TV industries. It provides the missing link between low/no budget independent filmmaking and a first foot on the industry ladder.
For more information on the programme please download the guidelines here.
To apply please download an application form here
May 8th, 2013
That’s the question being posed as part of a month-long conversation aimed at helping to shape a new brand for Glasgow.
The initiative, led by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, runs until Tuesday, May 21, and is geared at encouraging the people of Glasgow - and anyone who has a connection with the city - to have their say, with responses helping to inform the development of a new city brand that will replace Glasgow: Scotland with style.
Have your say here
May 3rd, 2013
Glasgow Film Office and Glasgow City Council will be closed on Monday 6th May.
Please email us at email@example.com or leave a voicemail on 0141 287 0424 and we will respond to all enquiries on our return.
Apologies for any inconvenience
April 29th, 2013
Do you have The X Factor?
If you are a solo singer or in a group and you are aged 16 or over, why not go along to the auditions at the SECC, in Glasgow, from 8am on Wednesday 1 May 2013.
You will need to prepare a verse and a chorus of at least one song without backing music or instruments. You need to stand out from the crowd, so dress in bright colours.
More information can be found here
April 26th, 2013
Tools of Directing seminar from the Directors Guild of Great Britain, will be taking place in Glasgow tomorrow (27th) and there are still some places available!
The seminar brings new insight and clarity to the complex task of directing and gives directors their own unique methodology. Already in use in Europe and the USA, including recent award-winning productions such as The Killing and The Bridge. Tools of Directing don’t depend on theories of writing or acting, but are specifically dedicated to the director’s craft, using practical, repeatable methods that Simon has developed over ten years working as a directing coach in film and television for creative TV and Film directors who know they still need specific, effective tools to make their story great.
For more information and booking check out: www.dggb.org/training.php
We have a special discount code exclusively for our readers - please quote GFO for a concessions rate of £22!
April 24th, 2013
This month we are calling out for new locations, so if you are interested in putting your property forward as a potential film location please get in touch! All the latest location, film and events news can be found here.
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April 17th, 2013
Not Another Happy Ending will receive its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it will act as the closing night film on June 30th.
The film shot on location in Glasgow last summer with the support of Glasgow Film Office. Producer Claire Mundell said that making the film had given her the chance to portray the city itself as a character.
“It was a great opportunity to show Glasgow as a bustling, vibrant centre of creativity. It is a funny, upbeat film, made in Scotland, and gives another side to contemporary films about the city.”
Huge congratulations to Synchronicity Films for securing this prestigious slot!